Our house doesn't have a real "mudroom". In the southern US, mudrooms are not as common as in the north. Being a born-and-bred Yankee, I have long missed having one. Our garage is directly off our main hall, so it's not a real mudroom. I wanted the space to feel bigger and be more useable.
I started with 1x6s for verticals and 1x3s for the hortizontals. The top level is also a 1x3.
I have wanted a more defined "mudroom" area since I moved into the house. I have considered batten-and-board projects eye candy for, well....forever! Unknown to the Mr, my dream-like vision (ah!) was I like I was waiting for the one day when he would say he thought the hall would look better with some hooks. My vision came true and that was all I needed! Hooks he wanted! Hooks he got! So, he was planning his next business trip and I was measuring! .... Ironic isn't it how that seems to happen. :)
I think it's a BIG difference between the before and after.
Read on for the project bits and details (and befores, durings, and more afters)!