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August 20, 2015

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August 20, 2015

Garage Mudroom – Weekend DIY

August 20, 2015
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A couple weeks ago the girls and I came home from a visit to my parent’s lake and found this!Garage MudroomMy handy husband cranked this little project out. An awesome mudroom for our garage!

It’s the perfect place for the girls to throw their wet hats, mittens, coats and boots during those long Minnesota winter months. The hope is that this will free up the mudroom right inside the door, leaving an actual walkway for the rest of us. The ones who don’t like to trip or stub their toes on piles of shoes and boots (…and realistically… toys, books, bags, and anything else they dropped on the floor as soon as they took one step in the door).

Here’s a short list of Supplies:

  • Stock cabinets from Home Depot (in order to save time).
  • Beadboard paneling with 1×6 to trim it out.
  • The bench = 2 2×12 planks on 6 heavy duty shelf brackets.  You could get by with 3 brackets but Jason wanted the girls to be able to stand on it to reach their cabinet plus he needed the 5 bins to fit under evenly.
  • A bahzillion hooks for all the crap.

Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of the build because he surprised me with it when I got home. So I at least made sure to snap some pics of the girls staining. We chose a gray stain to hide the nasty dirt and grime that is bound to build up on it over the next couple years. It’ll look really nice once we paint the walls white all around it and put cute names on the bins, etc. But that’s another project for another day. As for now, I’m happy we are one step closer to clearing out our inside mudroom. Yay! Cheers to the perpetual search for organization!Garage Mudroom-2 Garage Mudroom-3 Garage Mudroom-4 Garage Mudroom-5 Garage Mudroom-6 Garage Mudroom-7 Garage Mudroom-9 Garage Mudroom-10 Garage Mudroom-11 Garage Mudroom-8

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10 comments

  1. So smart!! I was just trying to figure out how to fit this kind of storage in a small space inside the door in my new house. I don’t need to now – I’m going to do this in the garage! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. I love this. I have been trying to figure out a way to build my (small) mud room in our garage. A bench similar to yours would be perfect!!

    How did your husband get the planks to attach to the heavy duty brackets? I thought there was only a couple pre-drilled screw holes per bracket?

    Thank you!

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