I really had no idea what to name this post... DIY storage bench or DIY faux card catalog or DIY faux card catalog storage bench (say that 4 times). I guess I took two of my ideas and smooshed them into one project because a card catalog isn't found too often in a mudroom but it's where you'll find mine.
I was just really trying to jazz up the front of the boring doors on an old cabinet I found.
I loved this project. It might look intimidating but honestly it was a quick and easy one. It's projects like these that warm my impatient heart. I found 99.8% of the stuff for this project in our barn that was left over from the previous owner. The idea I had in my mind and the scraps I found just started clicking together perfectly. I love when that happens.
Let's back up. I previously talked about my love/hate relationship with this mudroom when I painted the floor (tutorial is on my blog).
I hated that pipe coming out of the wall (among the other things that are bothering me about this room, i.e. the old washer and dryer hook up). I couldn't put a bench flush up against the wall with that pipe sticking out as it is. This corner is an eye sore, I'm just warning you.