Monday, May 3, 2010

Laundry/Mud Room DIY Lockers

There's one big thing in our house, and its the laundry room! Our first project for this room was to get all our coats, shoes, backpacks, etc., in order. These hooks were cute, but just not cutting it for our family of 5.

 The hubster finally gave in and built me some lockers.  I LOVE how they turned out!!! My hubby got the FREE plans to build these lockers here.  Aside from putting up crown molding in our dining and living rooms, this was our first big "we built something" project.  (Well, maybe I did a lot of "helping" and painting/sanding, finishing work.)  We added the molding at the top, and I really love the bead board on the backs, and I sanded and distressed the edges (but it doesn't show much in the picture).

Anyhoo,  it took about 2 months of working on it on the weekends to complete, and around $200 for materials.  I think they turned out just as nice, if not nicer than PB. (Where you could get 1 for the price instead of 2.) We built them in 2 locker sets in case we move to a house that can't accommodate the large size.


Of course there are cubbies under the seat, but just ignore all the shoes strewn about, we live here okay :-) There's still plenty more to do in this room, like that obnoxious neon yellow paint color (I love yellow, but not this shade--previous owner's choice) that has to go:-)

All in all I love the new organization for all our stuff.  There is supposed to be a "2 jacket limit" per person, but I think I'm the biggest violator of that rule:-)

Plus, I found a new home for my original hooks, right up next to the front door for guest coats- no more cramming them in the closet or hanging them on the banister.


  1. Awesome build! Wow! I can't keep with you! ;)

  2. I LOVE it! You did such a great job! And you're laundry room looks so big! I covet it. LOL

  3. can you make some for us now??? it's a good thing for the home teacher to do for one if his families!!! ha ha

  4. Looks great!! I love how it helps to organize items! I need a whole lot of organizing ideas for us to use in our home... Thanks for sharing!

    I am so happy to have found your blog today! I love it!! I am one of your new followers!! I'll definately be coming back to visit you!

    Have a wonderful day and weekend too!


  5. I just saw you on Better After and had to come take a look. I love it. I have laundry room envy, because of the project and the size of your LR in general. I'm following.

  6. Saw your project on Better After -- LOVE it!! Will be saving it for a future project for sure!

  7. You lucky girl! What a great space. It's organized and attractive, yet everything is so convenient.


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