3 Easy DIY Mudroom Projects to Upgrade Your Space

Upgrade your space with these three easy DIY mudroom projects! Create a graphic trim art piece, build a custom live edge bench or add a wood drop ceiling.

Mudroom with white cupboards, black tile floor, wood ceiling and green feature wall.

If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom then you know that it can often become a neglected drop zone full of the kids stuff. Let’s fix that and level up your space with these three simple do-it-yourself projects!

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It’s easy to add a bit of style and functionality to a space. With a few simple supplies, like wood and paint, you can create a mudroom that appeals to guests as you welcome them to your home.

This mudroom is part of a series of posts in our carriage house build. Get all of the details here…


Graphic trim wall art electrical box cover.

Project One – Graphic Trim Art Piece

Let’s kick it off with project number one – this graphic trim art piece! This was created to cover the electrical panel on our wall (now hidden by the wood art).

We created a large scale art piece that could hang on the wall and be removed if needed. That’s why our trim art piece has handles.

But! You can totally apply these same techniques directly to the wall. Or! Use a piece of plywood like we did to create an art piece that can easily be moved around and hung.

Graphic Trim Art for Mudroom.

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  • 8 pieces of 1″ x 1/4″ primed trim – 6ft lengths were $8 at Home Depot
  • Finishing nails – the shorter the better
  • Ryobi brad nailer – this is the one I have
  • Plywood – cut to the size you want the art (ours was approx. 44″ x 58″)
  • Painters Tape
  • Mitre saw (or hand saw)
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler
  • Paint – our color is Track Green by Sherwin Williams
  • Paint Brush
Plywood Cut to Size for Mudroom Art.


1. Cut the plywood to size.

Plywood with trim frame in a workshop.

2. Measure each side of the plywood and cut trim to create a frame around the edges.

Nailing trim to plywood.

3. Use the wood glue and brad nails to fasten the trim to the plywood.

Tip: Use caution with the nails as they might come through to the other side of your project. If they do, simply use a pair of pliers to cut off the excess nail at the back.

Using painters tape to map out a graphic design.

4. Now use the painters tape to map out a graphic design on the interior of the plywood.

Trim pieces measured and cut to size.

5. Measure the accent trim pieces and cut them to length and size.

A block of wood is used to space the trim pieces evenly.

Tip: Use a larger piece or trim or block of wood to help determine even spacing between the wood trim.

Glueing trim to the art piece.

6. Fasten each piece of trim to the plywood using brad nails and glue.

Filling nail holes in geometric art piece.

Tip: Use the wood glue sparingly otherwise it will press out from under the trim.

Painting the geometric trim art piece green.

7. Fill the nail holes and paint the entire piece your color of choice.

Finished geometric trim art above a mudroom bench.

8. Hang with hooks and wire.

Mudroom with white cupboards, black tile floor, wood ceiling and green feature wall.

Fun right?! What I love most about this geometric trim art is that it ties together with our wood trim accent walls in the studio space and with our kitchen island that is the same color.

Creating a trim art piece is a great way to add personality and a pop of color to your mudroom!

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Mudroom - Bench

Project Two – Custom Live Edge Bench

Creating a bench is actually super easy and there are a ton of different ways to do it! Let me show you what went into creating the bench in our mudroom to hopefully inspire your own design.

Custom live edge mudroom wood bench.

This live edge bench is a welcome addition to our mudroom, adding extra seating and a place to put on your shoes.

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