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10 Photos from this Insanely Awesome Mudroom Makeover

Is there a room in your home that frustrates you? An area in your house that totally stresses you out? A space that just doesn’t work for you and your family?

For us, this was the mudroom. It was absolutely dreadful.

There wasn’t a good place for anything – bags, coats, shoes, or packages that came in the mail all haphazardly piled up. We had an old bench awkwardly blocking the light from the window.

The room itself was pretty boring – the beige walls, the brownish tan floor, and an outdated light fixture.

Tired of sighing every time I walked in the house or did laundry, I decided to make some simple changes to the mudroom.

Here are 10 photos from our mudroom makeover that are totally awesome and will hopefully inspire you to transform a space in your home that drives you nuts.

How to makeover your mudroom and entryway area

Mudroom “Before” Photo

Let’s start with the before photos. Now, I just have to say that these before photos are real life. This is exactly what the room looked like day in and day out. You can see why it drove me so crazy.

Before photo of entryway mudroom

Mudroom Makeover Details

First, we cleared out the room, relocated the wooden bench, and started fresh.

Stenciled Accent Wall with Shiplap

We decided to do an accent wall – that was half stenciled and half shiplap. It turned out so awesome, right?! The stencils are from Stencil Revolution, and we have a stenciling tutorial coming soon!

Mudroom with DIY bench, stencils and shiplap accent wall

L-Shaped Entryway Bench with Cubbies

We also built a DIY bench (see above and below). This was a simple place for people to sit to take their shoes off.

Additionally, we put drawers underneath for winter accessories. Underneath the drawers was an open space for shoes. A tutorial and plans for this DIY bench are coming soon!

As you can see, the bench allowed much more light to come through the window.

L-shaped bench in mudroom entryway area that we DIYed

One of my favorite parts of the room is the card-catalog style drawer pulls. Insert heart-eyed emoji here 🙂

DIY drawers with card catalog style drawer pulls

Above the bench, we also built locker-style cubbies. Within these cubbies, we installed more shiplap to create a uniform look across the room. Then, we stenciled the wall above the entryway piece.

Mudroom locker-style cubbies with shiplap backing

New Mudroom Light Fixture

We found a new light to replace the dated one. We partnered with Wikibuy to find this awesome lamp. Wikibuy is a website and browser extension that finds you the lowest prices on things you want to buy online. It’s just like having a shopping assistant 🙂

It’s amazing the difference that a gorgeous light fixture makes.

DIY Mudroom Makeover with Cubbies

Next, we put hooks everywhere. You can never have too many hooks in the mudroom or entryway. I think we put at least 16 in 🙂

Mudroom entryway area hooks on shiplap wall with stencils

Mudroom “After” Picture

This was the view walking in. What a difference!

And, it was so much more functional for our family because there are tons of places to put everything. The drawers the huge, the hooks are plentiful, and the baskets help with extra storage.

Cubby shelves in mudroom holding various belongings

The baskets were an awesome find from Michael’s. They have three different sizes – this one is medium. I was able to use their coupons and make several trips to get each one discounted. 🙂

You could also make your own storage bins with cardboard and contact paper – thrifty and easy!

Wicker storage baskets used on cubby shelves in mudroom

And, comparing the mudroom to the before picture, here is the same view as the before picture. SUCH a difference, right!?

Mudroom entryway area with lots of storage

It’s absolutely amazing to walk into the room and not see a disorganized mess.

Everything has a place in the entryway cubby shelves. The locker-style cubbies help to keep everyone in the family’s things organized. The L-shaped bench provides plenty of seating for our family and visitors to put their bags or sit and take off their shoes. The stencil and shiplap add so much character to the room.

It definitely looks like a completely different space.

Have a room that you want to makeover?

If you are wondering if you can do this, you CAN!

You can totally makeover a room into something you love too!

Join our FREE Challenge!

If you have a room in your home that’s driving you crazy, stressing you out, adding to your frustration, then definitely sign up for our FREE challenge 33 Days To a Space You’ll Love. 

We will send you daily emails with simple assignments which will help you transform a room in your home in a month’s time.

You don’t need to have a lot of time or money to makeover your room – just a willingness to make some small changes. Small changes in a room make a HUGE difference.

Make sure to sign up for our FREE guide  and you will be transforming a space you don’t like into a space that you LOVE.

And when you do, don’t forget to send me before and after pictures. I would love to see 🙂

Entryway and mudroom makeover


  1. The transformation is amazing! We don’t have a mudroom but our entrance hallway is certainly in need of some attention #mmbc

    1. Thanks so much, Louisa! We have a great challenge that you can join to make it over 🙂

  2. I was just bemoaning the fact that most houses are not built with mudrooms in our neck of the woods. I think it’s such a great and practical idea!

    1. Too funny! When we moved, I was so surprised that our house had one. Definitely helps with all the stuff 🙂

    1. Thank you!! Storage is my favorite 🙂

  3. LOVE this project. I have been pinning to my mudroom board like crazy. I am trying to figure out how to make a mudroom/laundry room. I wish I had the great space you have. Looks fantastic!

    1. Thanks so much Kippi! It actually looks like a lot of space, but it’s a very weird L-shape. (We had to use the ladder to get some of the shots). Even if you can create a little nook somewhere, you can use the wall space to your advantage. What about a stacking washer/dryer too?

  4. This looks great! This is the next project on my to-do list!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    It really is an amazing transformation! I absolutely love the shiplap, stenciling, and all of the hooks. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks SO much Jann! Yes those are my favorite parts too 🙂 We are going to add little mail slots on the end too – with the same card catalog look.

  6. Wow – so much brighter and much more functional! Thanks for sharing with us at the Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    1. Thanks Roseann! Have wonderful week 🙂

  7. That’s super cute! I love the low cupboards / seats. Really lovely use of space. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam linky.

    1. Thanks SO much, Annette! It was awesome to see our vision come to life 🙂

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