We were in desperate need of some functional storage in our laundry/mud room. I had been searching for a long while for a solution and almost built another mud room configuration from this site until I saw the 'Smiling Mud Room'. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for! This is the first thing my husband has ever built and I think he did an awesome job. We had to change a few things to fit our room and taste and there are still a few things that need to be finished (hooks, trim pieces and painting). It took him about 20 hrs total to get this far.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Latex Enamal paint
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Tue, 10/11/2011 - 07:03

Thanks! I wanted to be able to reach the shelves without a step stool and I am not very tall. I agree it would have looked better if they went to the ceiling but functionality won out over style.


Sun, 11/06/2011 - 14:35

Wow, this is really impressive -- and encouraging to know it was the first thing your husband built. Thanks for sharing!