Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mudroom Makeover (in 5 minutes!)

The other day I did something I never do...

I attempted a craft.

I have a few rules with crafts:
  1. i only copy other people's ideas. i'm not brave (or creative) enough to take on something new, let's be honest.
  2. i only do crafts that take less than 30 minutes (i get frustrated and give up. fast.)
  3. i only do crafts that cost less than $10 (if it's more, i'd rather just buy whatever i'm making...duh!)
It all started a few days ago. I have been wanting to pimp out our mud room for a while (this bench was at the top of my must-have list when we built our house and i love love love it) 

Overall, this project was a success and I'm super happy with the turnout. 

Mudroom Bench Pad - Materials Needed:
  • Foam pads (Walmart)
  • Fabric to fit
  • Sewing machine (yeah right!) hot glue
  • an iron
 (seriously, that's all you need)

All I did was the following:
(basically wrap it like a present)
...and voila!
Like I said I'm really happy with how this turned out. You can see I've added a picture and some pillows (notice how none of my stuff matches? I love mixed colors, prints, and fabrics, I think they make spaces look so fun!)to the bench to make it a little warmer (I received that picture with the awesome quote from one of my best friends when my dad passed away, it means so much to me!)This week I'm planning on getting some ikea storage boxes to finish it up. Success! 

I'm having such a blast with our home - it's so fun to add finishing touches and it's slowly coming along. We recently just painted some furniture in our bedroom and are in the process of decorating that as well. After that will be the office! We've sold our desk and are getting to work. I've got some mighty fine ideas to make both of these rooms pretty dope. More pictures coming soon!