Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"M" is for Mudroom Closet

Build: mudroom closet cubbies & bench

A mudroom closet makeover for a friend:

Aside from purging a lot of unused items which really helps in a makeover, I built custom size shoe cubbies for a more organized space.

Before she had a flimsy hanging shoe organizer:

And now 12 solid wood shoe cubbies, designated space that will hold daddy's big shoes with ease:

Down below she wanted a bench and we designed a shoe shelf with basket/boot space below:

Here's the space before:

And now:
There's room enough for two pairs of shoes front and back.

Overall a nice makeover that improved the functionality of the mudroom closet:

Here's a few in progress build shots of the shoe cubbies and bench:

1. Measure space and sketch up plans.

2. For the shoe cubbies attach one side of shelves using pocket hole screws:

3. Then attach the other side, preferably the wall side, by counter sinking your screws:

4. All built:

5. Prime with Zinsser cover stain, paint two coats high gloss enamel white.
Install bench, then shoe cubbies, then top shelf:

6. And finally add the hanging rod and hooks.

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
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Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & 
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Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Jaime, this is amazing, as usual! You did a terrific job of creating an organizer to suit the needs. You are my hero!

Feral Turtle said...

Wow! It looks amazing, and you've created a well functioning space! Good job.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Found you on Pinterest and wanted to drop by to check out your blog and fell in love while in the process. Can't wait to follow you and watch all your creativness.

smart momma said...

i super like it :) can you be my friend and make a mudroom for me? lol!


Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Wow this is awesome! I would be doing a MAJOR happy dance!!!

Anneke at

The Thrifty Challenge said...

very impressive. You are one amazing organiser and so handy!
It will be so much easier to find everything now.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow, that is amazing! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Nifty Thrifty. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Courtney said...

I need to do this for my kids' closets!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

when i finally one day have a mudroom you are going to come help me! :)

Anna said...

What was the budget for this project? i love the use of the closet! I also especially like the taller nook for boots and shorter shelf above for shoes.