DIY Entryway Mudroom


For years and years, even before my husband and I owned our home, I have dreamed of having a mudroom in our entry. When we bought our first house 2 years ago that dream finally became a reality. We scoured Pinterest for inspiration and picked apart different ideas to create our own custom design.
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We started with this blank space right when you enter our home. I made a rough sketch of my vision on the wall with chalk.
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We ripped up the baseboard and built a frame for the cubbies out of plywood.
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The bottom shelf and top support boards for the bench seat were added next.
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Next came the framing for top, bottom, sides and front of the cubby dividers.
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We popped a piece of plywood on top for the bench seat and were ready to secure it to the wall.
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I wanted to add some character to the wall above the bench, so we added a board and batten treatment with beadboard in between.
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The top of the board and batten was finished with a flat board and some decorative trim.
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I filled all of the nail holes with wood putty, sanded the heck out everything and then painted the board and batten and the cubbies white. We stained the top but I don't have a picture of that process.
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The last step was to add the hooks and accessories- my favorite part!
diy entryway mudroom, diy, foyer, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects
diy entryway mudroom, diy, foyer, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects
diy entryway mudroom, diy, foyer, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects
diy entryway mudroom, diy, foyer, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects
diy entryway mudroom, diy, foyer, organizing, storage ideas, woodworking projects
Fore more details and product sources, check out the full post on my blog! http://www.littleredbrickhouse.com
Sarah Cook

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3 of 7 questions
  • Mercedes Borrell
    on May 6, 2017

    Where di you buy the wall hooks?

    • Sarah Cook
      on May 7, 2017

      Hi, Mercedes! You can find all of the supply and decor sources in the full post on my blog!

  • David
    on Apr 12, 2018

    Do you have a list of materials?

  • Jeremy Joffee
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Hi, really digging ur mudroom bench. Question, did you run into any issues of ur floor not being level or the wall being out of plum? Thanks for sharing ur design!

    • Windy
      on Jan 8, 2019

      We must live in the same old neighborhood. I had the same question!

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  • Joanie
    on Aug 15, 2017

    Nice bench and backing with hooks!! First class job!!

  • Lovesunique
    on Jun 12, 2018

    Beautiful space to walk into. Hopefully the baskets will keep everything corralled!

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