Finally, today is the big reveal of what we did with that bench.
These lockers were a desperately needed storage and organizational solution for the room that was constantly in chaos.
The bench is just over 7 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. Five lockers were made that are each about 1.3 feet wide. The lockers are just over 8 feet tall from floor to molding.
Here are some in-process photos of the basic lockers before and after painting, caulking and finishing border edges.
To give the room a clean, fresh look, we painted the mudroom door and walls.
We chose a dark color for the dirty-looking white door. It was impossible to keep the white door clean with all the tiny dirty hands and shoes that pass through it.
This was my first time painting a 6-panel door so I asked for advice at the store. Home Depot recommended this high-density foam roller to ensure a smooth finish. It worked great!
Since we painted the interior and exterior of the door, they recommended Exterior Flat (paint and primer in one) in Glidden Graphic Charcoal. One quart was more than enough for two coats on both sides of the door.
I am so glad we painted the door – we added a sand box to our yard this month and this color really hides the dirt!
The walls were painted using Glidden Sea Spray in flat finish. It gives such a bright, cheery feel to the room!
To maximize storage space in the lockers, we purchased fabric Pillowfort Striped Bins from Target in Navy and Aqua to store hats and mittens above each locker. For storage of shoes below the bench, plastic was needed for easy cleaning. Thankfully Target carries the white ITSO Plastic Storage Bin – a perfect fit with a great price of just $6.99 per bin.
I’ve shared my love of indoor/outdoor rugs in hard-working spaces before – who doesn’t love a rug with instructions to clean with a garden hose?
The Arlo Indoor/Outdoor Rugs from Crate and Barrel are a great solution for mudroom floors. We purchased one 2.5’x8′ runner for the doorway and one 5’x8′ rug to use in front of the lockers. They are easy to clean and look great in the space.
For a final touch, we added the Umbra Wall Organization Board, Half Chalkboard & Half Pin Board to the wall.
Our DIY Mudroom bench and lockers have transformed a once chaotic and messy mudroom into a functional space for our family.
This is one of the most beneficial DIY projects my husband and I have done yet.
We love our Mudroom lockers. And the fact that they were made together makes them even more special.
Memories of working on this project with my husband will be here with the lockers for years to come.