DIY Beach Cottage Mudroom

9 Materials
$280
4 Hours
Medium

Is there a space in your home that you need to function properly? For me, this is a mudroom. That’s why I rely on a entryway or mudroom to organize all of our junk. After we moved to our new house I knew my first project needed to be project mudroom!

AS ALWAYS, I NEEDED TO CREATE IT ON A BUDGET. SO WHEN I WAS WALKING THROUGH WALMART AND SAW A $59 SHELF THAT I COULD REPURPOSE AS A BENCH, THAT’S WHEN I KNEW I HAD MY MUDROOM PLAN.

THIS mudroom IS JUST A WALL THAT I TRANSFORMED INTO A MORE FUNCTIONAL SPACE!

The first thing I did was add wall boards. I happened to have a few left over from a previous wall board project. 

These wall boards are white washed hardwood and are from Weber Lumber.  

I then added wallpaper.

Below is the wallpaper I used. I love it because it has just enough blue to add color to this space while keeping the “vintage” feel. You can see all the details on my blog post, link at the end of this post.

Now it’s time to add the $59 bench! 

I loved the functionality of the shelf, but I still felt like it still looked like a “shelf.” I had some old wood I previously used as a headboard in our old home. I thought I could lay it on top of the bench to make it look more finished.


I still had 3 planks left over, so I decided to build a shelf!

After I made the shelf, I painted the wood.

Next on the to do list was hardware. I found the perfect hardware for a fraction of what you pay in the store!

The last thing I did was add a little moulding to both sides of the wood boards to make it look finished.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Lindsey

BEACH COTTAGE MUDROOM MAKEOVER


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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Tanya
    on Aug 30, 2019

    It looks like you whitewashed the wall boards. What products did you use?

    • Pat McDevitt Lewis
      on Apr 8, 2020

      Lindsey, all of the pictures you posted of the boards be nailed to the wall show unfinished wood. The completed pics show them whitewashed.


  • Jay Kruger
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Maybe it's because I'm an electrician. But why didn't you take the time to raise the receptacle? Because now you can't really use it or if wet things are put on or close to it. The potential to something bad to happen is there. So at least you might have replaced it with a ground fault receptacle

  • Farm girl
    on Apr 7, 2020

    Hi, You said you found the hardware for a fraction that you would pay at the store. Where do you find hardware? Maybe I missed it. It looks great!

    • Barbara
      on Apr 11, 2020

      Wow, that link takes you to a coat hook that costs$10.99 for ONE HOOK. That's way over most people's budget. I don't think that is what she bought at a fraction of the cost.... I'd still like to know where she found her hardware 😁

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