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10 practical mud room storage projects

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A mud room can help keep your home tidy and organised by providing a place for items like shoes, bags, coats and hats.


You don't need to devote a whole room. Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many creative mud room projects in different parts of their home to reduce clutter. Below are some terrific examples.


1. Mud room makeover with upcycled cabinetry by @marisamoloney 


Workshop member Marisa repurposed old furniture and turned an awkward, dated space into an open area with plenty of storage for hats, bags and other items.


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2. Entryway organiser by @Sez 


Workshop member Sez took inspiration from mud rooms for this built-in unit, which features a rustic bench made of reclaimed hardwood.


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3. Garage mud room build using Flexi Storage by @HousevsSarah 


Tired of her untidy garage, Sarah combined several different Flexi Storage units to create her own mud room-style custom cabinetry. The whole project took just three days.




4. Entryway mud room by @AngieLee 


Removing the doors of an unused cupboard enabled Angie to build an entryway mud room.


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5. Mudroom makeover by @housetohome 


New tiles, bench and an arched mirror turned a bare, enclosed area into a rustic mud room.


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6. Farmhouse laundry renovation by @housetohome 


Member Housetohome continued the mud room theme into their adjoining laundry in this D.I.Y. renovation, which includes deep drawers beneath a raised washer and dryer. 


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7. Mudroom using upcycled cabinet by @DonnaDrummond1 


This old cabinet spent 50 years in a shed before Donna upcycled it, adding features like leather coat hooks.



8. TV unit transformed into mud room by @Allykj 


Ally also took the upcycling route, turning this corner TV unit into a mini mud room with VJ panelling.


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9. Cupboard to mud room makeover by @makingmyhive 


Community member makingmyhive turned their cupboard into a functional mud room with D.I.Y. Shaker-style cabinetry.


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10. D.I.Y. bedroom reno including new storage room by @TREVELYAN 


This mud room maximises storage space in a busy bedroom.


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How to upcycle furniture


Upcycling furniture is an easy and affordable way of creating unique or up-to-date pieces for your home and keeping them functional for years to come. 


Resident D.I.Y. expert @MitchellMc has shared this simple step-by-step guide to updating a bedside cabinet with paint and varnish.




More upcycling inspiration


Bunnings Workshop members have shared plenty of terrific furniture upcycling projects. You can check out some of our favourites in our collections of Upcycled buffets and Upcycled bedside drawers and tables.




Need more help?


The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with more inspiration and advice for adding style and function to your home. Don’t hesitate to start a discussion and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.


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