The best thing about being married to a general contractor’s son is that my hubby can build anything. Anything! I wanted a train table for my son and he whipped one out in a weekend. He can hang a picture on the wall in no time. Shelves? Done. So fast.
He’s currently working on a room addition in our backyard with his dad and brother. It’s so nice to have someone so handy! I hope he’s able to pass those skills on to our kids.
I HATED this ugly closet/”office” space in our entry hallway. So I drew a picture of what I wanted (a cute mudroom and book shelf combo), passed it on to Ryan, and this is how it turned out! I LOVE IT.
We added shelving to the left to be able to display our books. The hooks and clear baskets on the right are for the kid’s jackets, backpacks, and school stuff. The 4 baskets at the bottom hold each kid’s shoes and one holds all of our hats. Here is another pic after I added our books (in a rainbow pattern because I might have a touch of OCD).
Paint: Benjamin Moore – Tranquility & White Dove
Brown Baskets: Cost Plus World Market
Clear Baskets: Target