DIY Entryway Mudroom

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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!
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  • 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

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