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DIY Mud Room Unit

Oh my, this post has been a long time in coming, hasn’t it?  I first shared my inspiration for our laundry room makeover last September (yikes!), and I am now ready to reveal the room one corner of the room.  Ha!  But it’s a fabulous corner.  Check out our gorgeous new mud room unit:

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

Let’s remember where we started when we moved in two years ago.

laundry rm before

After a little lipstick on our pig, we had a cuter but still-not-very-functional space.

laundry rm during

Now, we’ve pulled up the floor, moved the washer and dryer to the other side of the room, built fabulous cabinets, and painted and painted and painted…  And the mud room unit, at least, is finished.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

We started with a window seat built from 2x4s and plywood with 1x2s used for facing the cubby.  On top of that, we used vertical 1x10s which Mr. Pax trimmed with a jigsaw to give them those gorgeous curves.  We then surrounded the bases with decorative baseboard to give it a more finished and stable look.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

We used more 1×10’s for the shelves and faced the edges with decorative molding ended at a 45 degree angle.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

As a mother of two boys (with a hubby who wears hats, too), I love our little hat shelf!  They used to hang on the same hooks as our bags and always got tangled up.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

We ordered these beautiful knobs from Amazon to hang our bags and staggered them to maximize our space.  The cross pieces (into which we secured the knobs) are just 1×4’s whose edges we routed with a decorative bit.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

I love the crystal tops of the knobs; I think they are especially beautiful in this light-filled room.

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

Speaking of the light in this room, it’s so lovely that I have been tempted ever since we bought the home to try to turn it into some kind of breakfast room (since it’s just off the kitchen), but there’s not really any other good place to move the laundry to…  So laundry room it will stay.  I can’t wait to show you the other features of the room, though: front loaders with (eventually!) a sink and countertop, more beautiful cabinetry by Mr. Pax, a little wine fridge, and a window seat with tons of storage…  I’m loving it!

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage?  Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

Of course, it didn’t hurt that it was dysfunctional for several months; there’s nothing like the absence of a functioning laundry room to make you appreciate it even more! ;)

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Comments

  1. It looks SO fabulous!! What a beautiful room to do laundry :) Just found your blog & IG …look forward to looking around!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      I’m so glad you found me, Kendra! And thank you so much for your sweet comment… I hope you enjoy visiting Maison de Pax and that I’ll see lots more of you around here!

  2. Rachel this looks so pretty! and the function…well that’s just a bonus :-)
    wonderful job, can’t wait to see the rest.

  3. Amazing amazing amazing! I love this mud room!! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party .

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for your invitation, Shanice! I’m so thrilled that you like it. :)

  4. What a beautiful room. It doesn’t look like a mud room! Thank you for sharing.
    Kathi

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Kathi! Hopefully we can get the rest of it finished soon and really enjoy it. :)

  5. What an amazing space- so great to have that bench with hooks above. Our laundry room is so narrow it is only a pass through but I won’t complain because just having a mud room entrance is an amazing thing!! Great job on this, pinning for future inspiration:)

  6. Nice!

  7. Gorgeous! Mudroom areas are such important little spaces. Yeah for you – you’ve got one now! And it looks cheery and fab to boot!

  8. I’m totally loving your mudroom!!! I’ll be featuring it tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee

  9. Love the colors you choose. The room looks so bright and organized. Great job.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Erlene! I so appreciate your sweet comment. I am definitely enjoying the new “bright and organized” space. :)

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