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UPDATE: You can check out the full tutorial on how we built the mudroom.

You guys!!! I am so incredibly excited to share this project with you!!! Can you tell? πŸ˜‰ This project is one that I have been dreaming of for years. YEARS! Even before I owned a home I would drool over all of the gorgeous mudrooms on Pinterest. I vowed that when I finally got a place of my own, I would build one, and here it is!

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

There were so many different steps to completing this project that I am going to go though each one in separate posts. For now, I will just share the eye candy with you and talk a little about the experience as a whole.

So, this is what we started with. A blank wall in the entry that was begging for a little love and attention. I shared this photo on my Instagram page showing how I had traced a rough outline with chalk of my idea for the scale and size of the mudroom bench. I had a general idea of how we were going to tackle it but this was one of the first major builds that we have done that didn’t follow any sort of plan or tutorial. Needless to say, we were very nervous. Especially since it will be a permanent fixture in the home.

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

He is what it looked like about halfway through. We had built the main structure and were just waiting to paint, stain and add accessories. It was looking ok but I was still a little unsure of how it would work in the space. Would it be too big? Would it look out of place. Was it too fancy? Was the beadboard going to lean too much on the country side?


I was so excited to get to the painting! That is usually when things really start coming together and I can see my vision becoming reality. This was absolutely my #loveitmoment. The moment I realized that the mudroom bench was going to be even more awesome that I had been dreaming of.

I still had to paint a few areas and stain the bench seat but seeing the whole piece put together and mostly painted was enough to make me giggle with joy. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

The finishing touches were to add some accessories, like baskets, coat hooks, a boxwood wreath, a rug, and an old weathered oar that we scored from some awesome friends.

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I love the way the fence picket framed mirror bounces back the light and brightens the whole space.

DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE
DIY Entryway Mudroom Reveal | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

As amazingly happy as I am with the space already, there are still a few finishing touches to be completed, such as a new light fixture,Β re-staining the front door and maybe even a bamboo shade over the window for privacy. I have found a ton of gorgeous contenders for new lighting on Build.com. I’ve been oohing and ahhing at their collection of industrial lighting.

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What projects do you have on your to-do list? Any other mudroom fanatics out there? Let me know in the comments!

**See a full tutorial on how we built the mudroom!

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  1. Hi Sarah, It’s Absolutely Super and I would like to do this Mudroom project in summer, I have some questions on bench measurements can you help with the inches and size you used for this project, this information will be a great help if you can email me.Thankyou!

    1. Thank you so much, Stacy! I’m so grateful for this opportunity and am honored to be amongst such a talented group of creatives.

  2. Sarah, this really is amazing! I actually found a few DIY industrial lighting options. You can read about them on my blog, if you’re interested.

  3. This is SO gorgeous! I have had making one of these on my to-do list for years too! (and many Pinterest pins) Seeing yours just moves it closer to the top of that list!

    1. I am beyond excited that my dream is reality now. I’ve been swooning for years, haha! Thank you so much for your kind words.

  4. Sarah, this is stunning! Seriously! Absolutely perfect. You guys did an incredible job! Your photos like straight from a magazine!

  5. Ok I’ve been drooling over this space since I first saw it and finally made my way over here to gush all about it. It’s seriously amazing and perfect in every way down to the last detail. You guys did an AMAZING job!

  6. This turned out BEAUTIFULLY Sara! I love how you put the beadboard with the board and batten too. Gorgeous job!

    1. Thank you, Lauren! The beadboard/board and batten is my favorite part! I may have a slight obsession. πŸ˜‰

  7. It’s gorgeous, Sarah! The bench is fantastic and I love all the different elements you added…the baskets, rug, boxwood….LOVE!

    1. Thank you, Amy! I had so much fun finding accessories for the space. They really do complete the look!

  8. Love it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  9. wow you guys can really build!! Sarah it turned out amazing! Want to come to my house and build one too!? haha. I really with I had better building skills, #workingonit! You guys really did amazing work in here. I am excited to hear all the details about how it came together!

    1. Thank you, Shonee! How fun would that be to team up on a DIY project?! I’ll be sharing the details soon. Thanks again!

  10. This project is fantastic – I’m going to pin it because this would be perfect for my next home. You did a great job!

    1. Thank you, thank you! You are so kind. Everyone could use a mudroom, even if it’s only to stare at, LOL. πŸ™‚

  11. Sarah this is so gorgeous! I love it so much! It honestly looks like you had this professionally done : )

  12. This looks incredible! It seems rather simple too (for a DIY project), and I love the way you styled it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you’ll join us again this Sunday evening! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Christine! I was actually really surprised at how quickly the whole thing came together. See you on Sunday!

  13. This is fabulous! I’ve thought about adding one to our little entry and your pretty project is pushing me closer to the “yes”! You did a wonderful job!

    1. Thank you so much, Wendi! You should definitely go for it. I am so happy with how it turned out and how functional it is. I don’t know how we lived without it before!

  14. That is such a beautiful foyer now!! I desperately want to turn the closet in our mudroom to a bench/coat tree, but haven’t gotten there yet. Love yours!

    1. Thank you, Megan! Go for it! I am so happy I finally bit the bullet and finished this project. It is so handy and it’s quite the eye candy for me, LOL! You won’t be disappointed.

  15. Found you over at Whimsy Wednesday Link Up. This is such a wonderful use of space. So smart!

  16. It is SO gorgeous, Sarah! And I have to tell you – the built in bench I have at my backdoor looks just like this, except that the bench part is painted white like the rest of the piece. I SO wish it was stained like yours. The everyday wear and tear is rearing its ugly head on my piece, and I think you will be so happy that yours will hold up better with the stained seat. You did a totally amazing job on this!

    1. Thanks, Bre! That’s good to know that the stained wood will hopefully hold up well. Have you thought of stripping the bench seat and re-staining it? Or maybe make a long pillow for it? That would be fun!

  17. Love this project. I love the cottage feel. You should be super proud! Can’t wait to get started on a similar project for my entryway wall.

  18. This looks gorgeous! Great work on the vision and follow through! Found you through Merry monday!

  19. Wow, you guys did a fantastic job! I love the breadboard and the contrast of the stained wood against the white paint. You guys have some serious talent when it comes to building. Can you come over and build my mudroom bench?

    1. Katie, you are so kind! Thank you so much! I will totally come over and build a bench with you! That would be epic. πŸ™‚

  20. You guys rocked this thing!!! I bet it is already getting so much use! Wish we had the space to do this in our house, bad.

    1. Thanks, Corinna! WHAT?! Girl, you are so incredibly talented. I know you’ve got some mad building skills, too!

  21. WOW!!!!!! This is seriously AMAZING. You and your hubby did such a good job on building this. LOVE IT!!

    1. Aww, Stacey! You are so sweet. That is the best thing anyone could ever say. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  22. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! It’s absolutely incredible!!! I would die to have a mudroom like that girl! LOVE it! Can’t wait to see the lighting you chose!

  23. ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I too was smiling as I saw it come together. I love how bright and airy the space is, too! You guys did an awesome job making this dream of yours come through.

    1. You are so sweet, Zan! Thank you so much. I may or may not find myself gazing longingly at it throughout the day, LOL. πŸ˜‰

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