Is there an area in your home that you can’t live without? Is there a space in your home that you need to function properly? For me, this is a mudroom. I NEED a drop zone for book bags, purses, keys, shoes, and all our JUNK! With two kiddos running around, my house is rarely a clean and tidy space. That’s why I rely on a entryway or mudroom to organize the chaos. When we moved in to our rustic beach cottage I knew my first project needed to be project mudroom! I wanted to add a little more color and rustic charm to my budget friendly coastal cottage mudroom.
Unlike my last DIY modern farmhouse mudroom makeover (you can see it HERE), I wanted to add more texture and color.
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As always, I needed to create it on a budget. So when I was walking through Walmart and saw a $59 shelf that I could repurpose as a bench, that’s when I knew I had my coastal cottage mudroom plan.
Let me share the beginnings of this bare mudroom:
What a mess!
This beach cottage mudroom is just a wall that I will transform into a more functional space on a budget!
The first thing I wanted to add was wall boards. Wall boards add so much dimension and character. I happened to have a few left over from a previous wall board project in our old home.
These wall boards are white washed hardwood and are from Weaber Lumber. I love how authentic these boards are.
After adding the wall boards I added wall paper. I know I know, what is it with wallpaper? Hear me out. Wallpaper used to be a JOB to put up and an even bigger JOB to pull down. Guess what? Most wallpaper today is peel and stick! Yep, this means it’s no mess to put up and even easier to pull down.
Below is the wallpaper I used. I love it because it has just enough blue to add color to this space while keeping the “vintage” feel.
Now it’s time to add the $59 bench!
I loved the functionality of the shelf, but ultimately I felt like it still looked like a “shelf.” It just so happened that I had some old wood I previously used as a headboard in our old home. I thought I could lay it on top of the bench to make it look more finished.
Lucky me, it fit perfectly.
I still had 3 planks left over, so I decided to build a shelf!
After I made the shelf, I painted the wood. I decided to go with a great spray paint that I’d used before for a chair makeover.
Next on the to do list was hardware. I wanted to go with an aged gold color. I found the perfect hardware for a fraction of what you pay in the store! See all the sources at the end of the post.
I spray painted the hinges that hold up the top shelf with my favorite gold spray paint below.
The last thing I did was add a little moulding to both sides of the wood boards to make it look finished.
For those of you that would prefer to see a video, check out my budget friendly beach cottage mudroom makeover below.
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Here it is; my budget friendly coastal cottage mudroom.
I’m so glad I have a functional mudroom space again!
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And that’s it!
Total cost to build this mudroom (without accessories):
- Bench: $60
- Hooks: $25
- Shelf hardware: $15
- Spray paint: $10
- Wallpaper: $50
- Moulding (beside the wall boards): $8
- Wall boards (these were provided by the Weaber Lumber, so I did not pay for them. You could make your own by ripping plywood sheets for under $40 at the most! You can also find a realistic looking wall board decals (sort of like wallpaper) HERE. We will say that the cost for the boards (on the low end) is $50.
- I already had the shelf and bench wood on hand, so that didn’t cost me anything. I purchased Pine boards that were about 1″ by 6″ wide and had the hardware store cut them to fit.
TOTAL COST: around $300
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I’m so excited to finally have a dumping ground again.
This budget friendly coastal cottage mudroom is exactly what our rustic beach cottage needed.
Just in case you needed some Christmas mudroom inspiration, here ya go!
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