I have dreamed of having a farmhouse style mudroom ever since we moved into our home. Unfortunately, there were plenty of projects that needed to come first before that could ever happen.
DIY Mudroom Bench
But recently, my dream came true! We were finally able to tear out the ugly closet with plastic shutter doors and rooster wallpaper that was located just off of our foyer.
Once demolition was complete we drywalled the entire space. Just that first step made such a HUGE difference. Everything was so much brighter!
Our bench measured 18 1/2" off the floor, 70" long and 16" deep. Each cubby measured in at 18" wide.
As I mentioned, I love farmhouse style, so we installed beadboard batten on the back wall.
The final step for the bench was a shelf for additional storage and of course to display a few decor items. We also added trim to the ceiling, floor and around both doors.
Sanding, Priming, and two coats of bright white paint came next.
We added hooks to the back wall for hanging coats and hats.
And added a basket into each of the cubbies for shoes and misc. Overall, this project was pretty easy to put together and took about 2 days, plus additional time for the final coat of paint to dry completely before we added decor. I have a full list of material and a complete tutorial on the blog if interested.
- (1) 4x8 Beadboard (Home Depot)
- (8) 1x4x8 Pine (Home Depot)
- Wood glue (Amazon)