Hi all! We spent another weekend working in the garage. This time we created a sort-of mudroom in there. I say ‘sort-of’ because I refuse to put my jackets and shoes in the garage. I don’t care how well sealed a garage is, little critters find their way in. I do not want to put my arm into a sleeve where a spider decided to take a snooze. But I do like the idea of leaving yard shoes and sloppy winter boots out there.
This is what it looked like before. We did some rearranging and some purging.
I’ve had this bench for about 30 years. It looks pretty out in the garden, but it’s in the back yard. Nobody sees it and nobody sits on it. So I decided to put it to good use. Maybe I’ll put a bird bath in it’s place next year.
I figured that since I decided to hang my dog’s sweaters and jackets above the bench, I could get away with calling this a mudroom. The definition of mudroom just says “outerwear”. It doesn’t specify whether it has to be human or not. (This is what happens when you don’t have grandchildren yet.)
The shelf is just a piece of leftover plywood from the workbench project. Hubby sanded the edges and I stained it with wood deck stain. The baskets and bin mostly hold dog supplies.
It’s good to have a place to sit while changing into our yard shoes, and will be even better to have for our boots this winter when it snows.