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


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  • Carolyn Wallace Carolyn Wallace on Dec 29, 2020

    Can I nail or staple that over wall paper

  • Gail Dyslin Gail Dyslin on Dec 30, 2020

    I really like this idea and have been flirting with a similar plan. How much wieght would the bench hold? I need something to sit on putting on my shoes, etc and I am a big, curvy woman lol

  • Stacy Dial Gilpin Stacy Dial Gilpin on Dec 30, 2020

    where did you find the cabinet for $59.00? The link takes you to Amazon for $113.95?

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  • Sandra L Warren Sandra L Warren on Apr 08, 2021

    Wow that came out great and that wallpaper is the perfect touch of color and character.

  • KK KK on Apr 08, 2021

    This is really cute and affordable. I love your wicker choices and glad to see you used large size hooks. The smaller ones don't take the over flow. If you ever seen my husband's hats and shirts ,jackets for out on the farm. Thanks for sharing. 😷

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