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18 Feb 2013

Mini Mudroom - Baskets

**Update:  This room is now finished!  You can see it here. **

My mini mudroom is almost done (yay!).  I am waiting on some paint and stain to dry for my DIY art and then this project will be a wrap.  I did get my West Elm Woven Felt Baskets for the shelf and wanted to share them with you.  I really loved these simple yet modern baskets, but I wanted to give them a personal touch.  I decided to blanket stitch the tops using turquoise yarn.  I love them even more now that I made them my own. :)

This is a super easy stitch to do. The one thing that I did to help me get even spacing was to use a scrap piece of card stock with lines on it for a guide.  I was initially just eye-balling it and Mummu suggested I make a guide.  I pierced my needle from the front to make it easier.  

Here are some more pictures showing the details and a couple of the accessories from the mudroom.  The pillow cover I made myself.  I used a slightly smaller insert 18" x 18" since the space is so small.  I also styled my baskets with the fun trellis patterned rug I got from HomeSense.  In the third photo you can see that the stitching looks equally as nice from the inside. :)

Now here are the baskets in our mini mudroom.  I was so happy that they fit perfectly on the shelf!

So this project is so close to being finished that I just can't wait.  Well, technically, I will still have to do the tiling and paint the door jambs, but since we're in the middle of our basement reno those will have to wait.  This is the door that the guys are schlepping all the construction materials through and the tiles and paint job would be a mess in no time.

I should have my final project done in the next day or so and hopefully will be able to post a final reveal soon.  Stay tuned and happy Family Day (for those of you in Canada)/ President's Day (for those in the States).

To see more on our mini mudroom checkout these posts:

Sharing this project here:  homestoriesatoz, savvysouthernstyle, notjustahousewife, houseofhepworths, 36thavenue, inspirationgallery, tidymom, shabbynest


  1. OH those baskets are to DIE for!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous! And you are right, the blanket stitch just makes them that little bit more special and I love how the yarn ties them to the whole color scheme. I just have to check those baskets out. If I have to order some and my husband says something I can only blame you. ;-P

    1. I really, really like these baskets. I am tempted to go and get some more. :)

  2. Such a nice way to embellish those baskets--love it! I'm seeing your mudroom featured all over the place lately it seems...congratulations--it's really lovely :)

  3. Love that mini mudroom!! It's going to look amazing when you get the finishing touches on it. And baskets - I loveee baskets! The stitching you did on those look fantastic - that color is my favorite!

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  5. Love those baskets and colourful edge! Your mini mudroom is changing beautifully. Love the blue!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it and it's so nice to have you here. :)

  6. Awesome! Love the contrasting stitching, great work! :)

  7. Really clever idea!! And I loive the contrast stiching


  8. This is fabulous! Beautifully done! Such a perfect basket I could make a zillion of this {wink}

  9. I am your newest follower, and I am so happy to have found your lovely blog!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  10. Your house, and blog, are beautiful. Reminds me of back home in Sweden :)
    Are the DYI instructions for the baskets anywhere?

    1. Thanks so much Veronica! The baskets were purchased from West Elm. I just added the blanket stitch to them. :)


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