Great repurpose ideas. I love the idea of using this for a pet-bed and still having storage for all their odds and ends! (Toys, food, etc.)

Dresser Turned Bench - Great for a walk in closet! DIY for sure. Mudroom or walk in closet.

Entry way - I don't really like this as well as the big unit, but it would be cheaper

Feature Friday: Tiffany's Board & Batten Foyer

A mudroom should be a necessity at a beach house // Mud Rooms

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love the chart wallpaper with the wainscoting Gideon's Bible Image Gallery - Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - July 15 2012 - Hamptons OR The white paneling for kitchen

Simple Cookie Tray Boot Storage Don’t like the bench idea? Keep it simple. Instead, rummage through your baking cupboards or the kitchen aisle of your nearest hardware store. Fill large rimmed cookie trays with small stones for a unique and clever boot drainage tray. When winter is over, simply hose out the dirt and wash off your pebbles for the spring.

RIVER ROCK BOOT TRAYS – very stylish way to solve the wet boot problem! All you'll need are boot trays and river rocks courtesy of your local dollar store! This'll chic up your "mud room" instantly!

DIY river rock boot tray.

tray + rocks = good place to put dirty, muddy, wet shoes when you get in the house. This will be in the mud room of my dream house one day. Yes, there will be a mudroom.