Learn how to make your own Mudroom Lockers using IKEA Bookcases! We couldn’t afford to have custom mudroom lockers built in our home so we figured out how to build them ourselves using IKEA bookcases. We just turned them into IKEA cubbies! It’s a great and inexpensive IKEA Hack. If you like this post you may also like this article on Laundry Room Storage Ideas.
I really really love IKEA… I think I’ve said that here before, but it’s worth repeating. The thing that I realized I like about IKEA is that most of their stuff is simple, making it very easy to adapt to different purposes. Right after we bought our home we realized that the mudroom was not going to work for us, so we started brainstorming ideas for DIY mudroom lockers. With a new home, the budget was tight and we had to find a way to build them ourselves, but we don’t have a lot of carpentry experience.
Since my motto for the month on the blog is resourceful I thought I’d share with you how we created our own IKEA Mudroom Hack! It’s one of my all-time favorite DIY projects.
FYI: The photos are not great, it’s a very narrow room with terrible light and even with a separate flash is very hard to take photos of.
Our Mudroom Before:
This is our mudroom right after we moved in, to say it was not working for us is an understatement. It’s a combo mudroom/laundry room and is far too small for our family.
Our Mudroom Now with our IKEA Cubbies:
When we were planning out the lockers we realized we had a few problems:
1- Since the room is narrow and most “pre-made” lockers are wide at the base, none of the ones that I found online and in stores would work for us. They would all just stick out too much from the wall and you could not walk through the room.
2- We have limited carpentry skills. We are very “handy” but would not know how to build mudroom lockers from scratch.
3- I didn’t want just hooks on the wall, I wanted mudroom cubbies so people had a place to “stash” their stuff.
4- We needed to fit 5 lockers into a very small space.
5- We had a very limited budget
How we solved our Mudroom problem by building our own Mudroom Lockers using Ikea Bookcases:
How we turned the bookcases into lockers:
If you want to tackle building your own mudroom cubbies I’ll give you a few tips.
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See how the other side of the room turned out– check out the Laundry Room Shelving Post Here