Vintage Mudroom

Vintage Mudroom – Mudrooms are usually found in snowy, damp northern climates. Most people use a mudroom to accommodate a variety of necessary odds and ends such as coats, boots and a spare change of clothes. Plus anything else you need when you go outside. It’s main purpose is a spot to shed heavy outdoor clothing during the winter months. Like most homes, yours probably does not have a mudroom. However, it could probably use one.

A mudroom can also be a cross between a walk in closet and a utility room. In fact if your utility room is large enough and leads to the outside why not use it as a mudroom also. You don’t need much room for just a couple or a family with few kids. Family size will determine the size and kind of storage needed. You can create a well designed mud room even in a very small space. Of course you will want your mudroom to have a vintage look.

Vintage Mudroom Bench
Vintage Mudroom Bench

The above photo is how a small utility room can be also made into a vintage mudroom by building a rustic entryway bench made from reclaimed wood from an old barn. This bench has storage for shoes, coats and extra space on top for hats. It would be an easy weekend project for the entire family.

Fancy Victorian Eastlake Coat HookFancy Victorian Eastlake Coat Hook

Tip – Here is a fine quality cast iron Victorian coat hook with a vintage iron finish. This one is a reproduction and you can find these and others on line along with original Vintage Architectural decorative coat hooks. The choice is yours.

Most families have a lot of stuff to store in their mudrooms and I’m sure yours is no different. To plan your unique mudroom start by making a list of all the stuff that you need to store. If you are not able to build a mudroom bench and storage unit then why not use an old armoire.

Vintage Antique Armoire
Vintage Mudroom – Vintage Antique Armoire

This Vintage Antique Armoire is a great piece with lots of old charm. It still has the original mirrors, a key to open the door, compartment for coats and lots of drawers to store shoes, boots, hats and other items. What could you store behind the small door above the drawers? Note vintage accessories on top of the armoire. This piece still has the original finish on it and fits in with any Vintage Home Décor.

Vintage Homemade Crate Boot Rack
Vintage Antique Armoire – Vintage Homemade Crate Boot Rack

Do It Yourself Vintage Mudroom

Do it yourself vintage crate boot rack that can keep your family winter items organized. It fills the need and fits perfectly in a small area. The boxes are inexpensive and re-purpose vintage items. Add a vintage coat rack next to it or make your own and you have most of the mudroom mess managed in a Vintage Mudroom.

Reclaimed Lumber Coat RackReclaimed Lumber Coat Rack

Tip – This coat rack is made from reclaimed lumber from a free pallet and natural components of tree branches. Why not accent your home with a piece of the forest especially when you are decorating a Vintage Mudroom on a budget.

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