Oxford Park: Quick Mudroom Update

Sometimes it's the smallest detail that can really pull a room together.  Plus, I love pretty boxes to store all our junk important things. ;)

We are lucky to have a little mudroom between the garage and kitchen.  It's not large by any means, but it's the perfect spot for backpacks, swim gear, snow gear, puppy leashes and toys, and a pretty pillow or two!  We have a vintage style house phone (the kids get a kick out of using "real" phone), a DIY chalkboard calendar from an old blog project, and a few decor items like our Target rug and Home Goods canvas art.

The most useful spot in our little mudroom is the three cubbies we have set up for the kids.  Three kiddos, three cubbies.  Perfect!




However, what I didn't love was the actual containers we were using.  The old boxes were lightweight beige fabric by Mainstays (Walmart brand).  And while they've worked fine, I was looking for something a little more sturdy, a little larger, and a bit more stylish (apologies to all you beige-lovers out there)!


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Ohhh, ahhh.

Better Homes and Gardens bins via Walmart to the rescue!

I purchased the BHG Turquoise Vertical Trellis fabric storage bins from their store (they finally got them in stock!), but they're also available on their website.

These bins seriously make my aqua and quatrefoil loving heart go pitter patter!  I am also happy to report that they are very sturdy and are quite large - perfect for Ikea Kallax cabinets, BHG cabinets, and our mudroom cubbies!  Like, perfect.  If you want to be able to put your hand in the cubby to drop something inside a bin, then go for something like the Walmart Mainstays bins (Target makes a similar product).  But if you want the cubby and container to fit exactly without gaps, then these BHG bins are awesome (there's an inch or two of room above our bins because our built in cubbies are slightly taller than the standard cubby bookcase storage units)!

Plus, for under $6 each, it's a great deal!


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AFTER


So much more cheerful, right?  I could stare at those bins all day...



The teal chenille pillow comes in a two pack from Walmart, and the sea coral pillow comes in a four pack of different designs via Amazon.  Both sets are under $15!  The rug was from Target last year.






Boxwood pom poms are from Hobby Lobby, Travel canvas is from Home Goods, calendar was from Target last year.


Thanks for taking a look!  I know it's not a drastic change, but I really believe that it's the little things that add up to make a space feel good, look good, and make you smile when you walk by!

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Q:  Have you purchased anything from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart?  Have you noticed that Wally World has upped their home decor game lately?  Do you miss putting coins into a payphone to get a ride home from the mall?  Finding returned change in the coin dispenser as you walk by...now that was a good day!