May 8, 2013

Mudroom {repurposed Ikea Hemnes bookshelves}

ikea hack mudroom

When we designed our family room, we debated whether or not to take square footage away from the open part of the room to create a mudroom.  Ultimately, the mudroom was added and it was definitely, without a doubt, the right choice. It is right off the family room and leads to our back patio.  We used an Ikea bookshelf (Hemnes) as shelving to hold our baskets.  The bench is an Ikea entertainment center repurposed as a bench...






A different mudroom view.  This small space takes a beating from our 3 boys but I can't imagine not having it.  It is everyone's drop off zone.  We chose this tile to mask the dirt that inevitably comes through that door and it has been a good choice.


A shelf for the dogs includes dog treats. Another shelf holds a few small wood organizing bins from Ikea to corral cell phones, keys, etc.


ikea hack mudroom

**10/19 Update:  I was just made aware by a reader that the Hemnes tv unit has changed a bit since we completed this project.  There is now a small gap on the top of the "bench" that was intended for the tv wires to pass through.  I think this would be easily fixed by adding a piece of trim over the back of the bench onto the bead board.

There is a small, but adequate powder room off the mud room.  Especially useful in pool season so wet feet aren't getting into the rest of the house.

The paint color is Labrador Blue by Benjamin Moore.  It's the infamous paint color used on the set of the sitcom "Modern Family".

small powder room






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44 comments:

  1. What a great use for the Hemnes! I love Ikea Hacks. We are getting ready to make a craft table out of two Expedits!

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    1. I love Ikea hacks too. Can't wait to see your craft table. I am always looking for new ideas! Thanks for visiting :)

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  2. Ah! So jealous! Would love a mudroom, I posted a picture on Facebook this week of my back door, shoes everywhere! Love the Ikea piece ~ I have several Ikea items scattered about my home as well. I like the clean lines, very versatile and the price is always right! :)

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    1. I totally agree about Ikea and I am always on the lookout for new ways to use their stuff.

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  3. I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to get a SPECK of mud in this room. Too pretty! :)
    Thanks for linking up with us today!
    Katie~
    Dysfunction Junction

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Katie! I am meeting so many great bloggers through your blog hop so thank YOU :)

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  4. What an absolutely fabulous repurpose. I love it!
    Krista

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  5. Fabulous!! This looks amazing! We just put Ikea billy bookcases in our basement to look like built-ins. Not a bad product. Love yours!

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    1. Thanks, Sara. We have used the Billy bookcases too and I am planning on using them as built-ins in our master bedroom whenever we get around to that project. For the price, you can't beat them!

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  6. Very nice...love the paint color! and, yes, you've got to have a mud room with 3 boys!

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  7. Love it! How much weight is the tv stand able to hold? Can you sit on it? I would love to do something like this but can never find an affordable bench that can support a hefty amount of weight. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey. You can definitely sit on the bench. We do all the time and it is VERY sturdy.

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    2. I looked at this same bench online, and it says max load 110 lb... but I think from your above comment adults can sit (maybe 1 at a time) on it just fine?

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  8. What a wonderful space! It might be hardworking but it's so stylish. I only wish I could carve out a "mudroom" like spot in our home. I sure envy yours. It's fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I think you can probably figure out a spot to use as a drop zone, even if you have to get creative. It will be worth it!!

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  9. Love, love your mudroom! What an awesome space with such great storage. I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  10. I just fell in love with your mudroom. So pretty!

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  11. Great job! I love the flooring, is it tile? Also, how big is your powder room? Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. I am in the process of designing a laundry room/drop zone. What did you use for the backing with the jacket/backpack hooks?
    I love it!

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    1. The backing is just bead board purchased at Home Depot. Hope that helps!

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  13. Did you paint the Hemnes items? I've heard they don't take paint well. If you did it, what kind of prep did you do? I'd love to repurpose my Hemnes items like this!

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    1. Hi Julie, We did not need to paint the Hemnes.

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  14. What a beautiful Mudroom! And I love your powder room too. Can you tell me what size each room is? Thanks, Kathleen

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. The mudroom is 6x6 and the powder room is 4x6. Both pretty small spaces but we've tried to make them as functional as possible.

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  15. Is your flooring tile or vinyl? Would you mind sharing the manufacturer etc?? Love it all!! Good Job!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. The ceramic tile was purchased at Lowes several years ago. The manufacturer is Marazzi and the color is noce. The # printed on the back of the tile is UB4N. I have been very happy with it as it hides dirt VERY well. Hope that helps!

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  17. What did you use to trim it all so that it looks like one piece (e.g. on top and on the right hand side)? Also, what colour did you paint the beadboard so that it matched the Ikea items?

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  19. I love it, que utilizas para unirlo todo? para que no se vea la pared?donde colocas las perchas que es' lo venden tambien en ikea??

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  20. Where did you get the little chalk board?

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  21. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your ideas! We have a narrow house that we can never find appropriate furniture for - esp. storage, mudroom - I LOVE the Billy bookcase kitchen island - BRILLIANT! I am going straight to IKEA! Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Did you connect the Hemnes TV Stand and Bridge to the book case? If so, how? Or are they just screwed into the wall? We're doing the same design as yours but having a book case on both ends of the TV Stand.

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  23. What is the piece of wood with lines that connects the tv stand to the bridge? did you buy a plain piece of white wood or is this from another ikea piece? thanks

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  24. What a great mudroom! and that color! I also love your door to your powder room.....is that custom made?

    Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      Thanks! We special ordered the doors from Home Depot. They are a craftsman style and the manufacturer is JeldWen. Hope that helps!

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  25. I love the Hemnes line and I've wanted to do the bridging shelf the way you have without having to attach it to a case on both ends! How did you attach it to the wall? And how much weight does it sustain? I'm thinking about doing it with the longer bridging shelf and want it to be sturdy and your solution looks incredible!

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  26. What did you use as the backing behind the "bench" and against the wall?

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