You can turn virtually any traditional entryway into a makeshift mudroom by utilizing your DIY skills. First, take an old dresser and dress it up with a fresh coat of paint. Then, use picture frames and chalkboard paint and add them to the center of each drawer front; these will serve as name plates, so each family member will have a designated place to properly store their winter gear and accessories. The case good itself will serve as an attractive piece of furniture in the foyer and take up minimal space.
Storage crates decorated with chalkboard paint and labeled with each family member's name make storage and organization a no-brainer. The built-in white shelving housing the crates keeps the space looking clean and fresh.
An open locker system keeps jackets, baskets and other essentials handy in this mudroom. Chalkboard labels identify each locker, while drawers and baskets provide convenient, hidden storage for each family member.
“When organizing a pantry, categorize, contain and label,” say the professional organizers at NEAT Method. The organizing part doesn’t cost anything but time; you will, however, have to shell out a few bucks for a label-maker or stick-on labels. Look for labels you can wipe clean and reuse, such as chalkboard labels.
Clear glass or plastic storage containers help keep cereal and other essentials fresh. Another bonus? They take up less space than boxes do, and add dorm room style to boot. Dress them up with stick-on paper or chalkboard labels.
Add custom artwork, or just a to-do list, to your kitchen by including a chalkboard backsplash. This kitchen even features the chalkboard behind open shelving, perfect for labeling where all the dishes go.
Wine charms can be a great way to label party guests' glasses — if you could just find them! Sabrina Soto has a better way: Paint the base of wineglasses with chalkboard paint, then set out chalk so each partygoer can monogram their stemware.
Colorful pots are hung on shower rods using shower hooks to elevate this home's herb garden off the ground. Blogger Eileen Beaver of A Creative Day used chalkboard labels on the pots that make it easy to switch out the plantings.
White open shelving is the perfect way to display your dishes and glassware. This kitchen adds a touch of whimsy with a chalkboard backsplash where the owners can add their own artwork, labels or even a simple to-do list.
To try this idea in your home, measure the space and figure out what size bins you will need to fill the space. Visit a local department store or craft store to find storage bins and baskets in various sizes. Then, label your baskets. This home features "His," "Hers" and "Ours" baskets so that everyone have a designated place to store winter goods but also a place for mixed-use items. Using chalkboard tags and chalk is a great way to label each basket without making it permanent.