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7 Cheap, Easy Mudroom Projects

Organize your mudroom with these easy DIY projects that cost next to nothing and take almost no time at all!
  • Initial here ...

    With oversized initials, there's no mistaking which drawer in this mudroom belongs to which family member! Buy unpainted wooden letters at your local crafts store, paint in a contrasting color, and secure to drawer fronts.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Box and roll

    Turn a wooden crate into a roll-out storage bin by simply adding casters from the hardware store to the bottom. This crate once held wine bottles, but any wooden box will do. Vintage crates with advertising or logos are fun to collect, and would be great for a project like this.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Make a boot tray

    A boot tray is a must in any mudroom, but as boots thaw out or drop dry, you're left with a puddle of messy water. Add gravel to a tray with sides and the water will drain out of sight. You'll still need to drain the water now and then, but this is much prettier to look at! For a more personal project, collect river rocks or other stones on a hike around your property.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Clip it!

    The ledge above this row of hooks makes the perfect place to set a clipboard for each member of the family. Initials or photos glued to the clip identify which board belongs to which person. Use the board to hold reminders, coupons, invitations, tickets, and notes from one family member to another.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Write away

    Chalkboard paint is a great way to turn ordinary surfaces into chalkboards, but peel-and-stick chalkboard paper is much easier! Stick this paper to the wall, cupboard doors, the front of bins, or anywhere else in your mudroom to label contents, keep a chore chart, or leave notes for your family.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Drip dry

    A retractable clothesline is the perfect addition to any mudroom. It takes up no space at all when not in use, but is worth its weight in gold when you need it. Hang wet clothes and snow-encrusted mittens and scarves. You might consider adding a second line at kid height, so they can hang up their own wet things.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Window seat

    If you have low cabinets in front of a window in your mudroom, by all means turn them into a window seat! Add a cushion and some throw pillows, and you instantly have a cozy place to take off shoes, read a book, or just daydream.

    Date Published: February 28, 2014
    Date Updated: December 21, 2018

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