While I have immensely enjoyed the amazing organization my new mudroom lockers have given me I found some underutilized space behind the door that was begging to be used.Â While the backpacks have worked fine being hung in the kidsâ€™ cubbies – with winter in full force I realized they needed more room for their snow pants and jackets.Â Behind the door was a great spot to move the backpacks so that we could have more room in the cubbies.Â I know it is great system when I never have to tell my kids to hang up their backpacks.Â They have gotten in the habit of walking in the door from school and dropping their backpacks on their hooks.Â YAY!
MDF boards (I used 1 x 4 and 1 x 3)
Scotch Blue painters tape with Plastic film
So here is the wall before we startedâ€¦
1.Â My dear friend Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl has a great tutorial on how to remove baseboards without jacking up your walls.Â Using a utility knife, flat head screwdriver and pry bar I removed the baseboard.
2.Â Next I worked on all the cuts that were going to wrap around the mudroom lockers since those were the most tricky.Â Then I added the top of the board and batten making sure it was level.
3.Â I then added a 1â€ x 4â€ for a new baseboard.Â Then I added the 1â€ x 3â€ in between making sure to space them evenly.Â I added one directly in the middle and then added the one to the left to make sure it looked okay with the mitered corners by the lockers and then I added the last batten to the right.
4.Â I filled all the holes and caulked all the seams to make it looks seamless and built-in.
5.Â Using some Scotch Blue Tape with Plastic Film I taped off the wall and used my Home Right paint sprayer to give it two coats of paint (with adequate dry time between).
6.Â Next I added two oil-rubbed bronze hooks from D. Lawless Hardware.Â I also sprayed the door stop with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze paint and reattached it to the new baseboards.Â I just need to work on those brass doorknobs now!
Tomorrow I will show you the gallery wall above it.
For more mudroom inspiration check out all my postsâ€¦.
That is fantastic! One of the best I’ve seen in blog land.
Wow, thanks so much. That is quite the compliment. 🙂