Tiny Coat Closet Turned Mudroom Nook

Coat Closet Turned Mudroom Nook
Before & After

We had a tiny little coat closet by our garage door in the midst of a tiny little hallway. 
Here's what it looked life BEFORE.
Every time we opened the closet doors the hallway size was cut in half.
All of the coats, shoes and everything were always in shambles. 
Guests would come over and frequently enter through the garage.
They usually would take their shoes on and off by sitting on the stairs.

I saw this picture about a year back and used it as my inspiration to take the closet out.

My husband came home from work and the closet doors were off, the shelf was out and the holes were patched! LOL.

He of course smiled as always.
Never knowing what I'll be up to next and not really understanding the vision but allowing me to be creative. I always appreciate this about my husband. :) 

I attempted putting up beadboard wallpaper on the bottom half of the wall, painted it to match the trim, added chair rail. Hung the picture frame, bought a light from Pottery Barn, added a bench with a cushion from etsy and fabric from fabric.com with the help of my new friend Holly of Holly Mathis Interiors who helped me pick the fabric and light.
I love this little mudroom nook with a sailboat picture taken in Sydney (2003), Andrew in his ringbearer tux, a picture from my favorite farm here in the area, a pic of daddy and son and Psalm 89:1 reading, "I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations."