Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DIY Mudroom Bins

Since everyone is getting organized it's the perfect time to post these DIY mudroom bins I just finished for a friend.  Her mudroom space is over the top gorgeous I must say and now with the monogrammed mudroom bins in their new homes it's completely beautiful!

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

I think as long as I have friends with mudrooms I'll be building mudroom bins.  Baskets work too but sometimes it can be difficult to find just the right size.  Building your own bins insures a custom fit and there is something special about having the individual monogram for each cubby.

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

These bins are rather large but they are meant for off season storage and rarely used items that can be put up and out of the way.


diy monogrammed mudroom bins

We decided to make each larger middle initial the child's first name, I know it's probably not proper monogram etiquette but it works for this situation.

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

I've built a lot of mudroom bins in the past, many variations and sizes and you can see them all here if you're looking for ideas.

These cuties below I posted on Instagram 108 weeks ago never made it to the blog.  I love the teeny tiny bin all the way on the right I made to fit under the beam :)

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

I put together simple plans for these mudroom bins here, be sure to measure you space and adjust accordingly to make your bins fit.

diy monogrammed mudroom bins

You'll want a 1 inch clearance on both sides and at least an 1" of breathing room at the top, more if your bins are bigger and higher off the ground.

mudroom bins free plans


I apologize I don't have any building process photos of this project except the Instagram pic I posted below:

mudroom bins built using plywood

I built these bins right before Christmas along with a bazillion other projects and I'm afraid I forgot to stop and take pics!

The bins are primed with oil based Zinsser and then painted using Benjamin Moore Aura color Nimbus in eggshell finish.  The monograms are handpainted with Benjamin Moore high gloss enamel color Bold Blue.

I also attached white felt to the bases using spray adhesive so the wood doesn't scratch the built-ins.
diy mudroom bins free plans

January is for storage solutions and this happens to be one of my favorites, hope your 2017 is off to a great start!

1 comment:

  1. You just made my day. This is precisely what I need for the cubbies under our fireplace - to hide away all the "stuff" I like to have there but is ugly. They are weird sizes and nothing quite works. Thanks!

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