The previous owners used this cabinet to house their TV and store various items. After removing the wall to the right of it, we don’t need a tv there any longer. The mudroom storage idea came to me in a dream one night, ok not really! It’s located next to the back door making it perfect for a drop zone to hang jackets, backpacks and purses. I feel so organized and I can always find my purse. We are slowly working our way around the Alabama farmhouse, repurposing and adding our touches everywhere.
I almost didn’t share this easy project but decided to join in the fun with the Power Tool Challenge team anyway. Yes, it’s a simple and easy but think of all the possibilities of repurposing! Be sure to check out all the other projects at the end of the post!
Here’s how it started out:
Sorry for the bad phone photo:
- Relocate router/booster
- Add a shelf to the open area
- Add hooks (in the cabinet behind the closed doors)
- Only have 1 shelf in the bottom
The Kreg shelf pin jig allowed me to repurpose this cabinet. In an ideal world you add the pin holes before you install a cabinet. Our space was preexisting so we made a small wood jig to position the pin hole just where we wanted it.
The kit comes with great instructions, the drill bit is included with a stop collar so that you don’t drill all the way through your wood.
Per the instructions you can use a clamp to hold the jig, our cabinet was deeper than any clamp we had. Using the wood jig and little pressure the hole came out perfect. I wanted the shelf just above the 2 outlets. If you want your shelf to be adjustable use all the holes or as many as desired.
Add the pins and shelf, start decorating.
The cabinet is 42″ wide. I added the first hook at 21″ and measured 7″ out for the remaining. I found these cute hooks at World Market. I measured first, marked the spot and predrilled.
The cabinet can stay now!! Small mudroom storage is better than NO storage! Only one thing left to do, paint it!!
Check out these awesome Organizing Projects, just click on the links under the photo:
The Kim Six Fix – Under Cabinet Storage
My Repurposed Life – Repurposed Drawer Dog Toy Box
H2OBungalow – DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer
Create And Babble – Pallet Wood Entryway Bench with Shoe Storage
The DIY Bungalow – Reclaimed Wood Shelves
Designed Decor – Repurposed Radio Cabinet Coffee Bar Drink Station
Domestically Speaking – Easiest DIY Drawer Organization
Refresh Restyle – Mudroom Storage Idea
My Love 2 Create – Drawer Storage Shelf
Virginia Sweet Pea – 2 x 4 DIY Shelving Unit Storage Shelf
Thrift Diving – DIY Pegboard Organizer
15 thoughts on “Mudroom Storage Idea”
How nice that the previous owners left you such a gem. Perfect for mudroom storage! Thank goodness for Kreg and their amazing jigs. I know first hand how great that little jig is. Cute hooks you added too! Pinning
What a pretty cabinet and great idea to make it into a mud room! I carved out a corner in my dining room and put a hall tree there for a makeshift mudroom and I love it. Sharing on G+. Thanks for linking up at #MerryMonday!
This piece is perfect for a mudroom. I didn’t know that Kreg made a shelf pin jig. That looks like something that I need to add to our tool collection.
What a great repurposing project! We had a big cabinet like that and I gave it away – now regretting that decision! I love your new home!
I love how you turned an old cabinet into something functional! It’s a beautiful cabinet and now it has a second life! I need to find one of those Kreg Jig Shelf tools too!
clever idea. what color you going to paint it?
This is a brilliant idea Debbie! Plus you can close the doors and hide the coats and stuff! That shelf jig is so handy! I am glad you shared!
Debbie, This is an awesome way to repurpose and organize. I love all the hooks and baskets
What! I need that tool.
That is so awesome Debbie!! I love that you can close the doors and hide your stuff too! 🙂 xo
This is a great idea, Debbie! And the fact that it was the previous owners makes it all the better. Left-over furniture! 🙂 And it’s in perfect condition. People will look at TV cabinets a little differently now. I always wondered what I would do with them when I see them at the thrift store…. 🙂
That shelf pin jig is the bomb isn’t it? I love mine too! Great upcycle project Debbie. It’s nice to have a place to store all that stuff and be able to close the doors, too!
This is an awesome idea…. I would probably paint it… because I paint everything. I love how the “drop zone” is behind closed doors.
I don’t have that Kreg Jig, but thinking i need to get one.
Debbie….this is so smart! I pass those big old cabinets in the thrift store all the time. I don’t think I’ll ever look at one the same again! Plus I have one of those handy Kreg Jig shelf thingy’s..guess have to pull it out and use it new 🙂 Shared & pinned!