Saturday, January 30, 2010

Project 1: the hall

I know we are all into the new year clearing up and cleaning out mindset, and yet simply keeping the daily clutter under control is a job in itself. I had to tackle the visible clutter first, and stop talking about potential future solutions. (Pull the trigger B, just pull it! -BB;-)

The Mission: clear up the clutter that walks in off the bus every day, and gets dropped in the hallway.

(The Unspoken Mission: Do so in an attractive yet inexpensive way!)

The Space: our small foyer, in which the area we have to work with is behind the door, and only 4 feet by 2 feet. Ouch.

The Solution: Re-purposing a hutch, and creating a child-size hall tree.

Hip, hip hurray for re-purposing an $87 office hutch! And all I did was add the 4 hooks, which were $2 each. I am debating the addition of feet, only because the solid base makes it very sturdy. But feet would really shift this piece away from hutchiness, and into hall tree-iness. Or something like that. Witness the organizational success that makes me smile!

A perfect fit

A hook for each jacket and backpack

A helper that thinks this is a perfect snack spot



  1. lookin good! i got excited when i saw the title of this post...simple pleasures! :)

  2. Umm, yes! It's like it was made for that spot. Woohoo!!

  3. Wow! Nice work! You and your (ahem) "helper" did a great job!!

  4. Go, B...go, B...picture me doing my celebratory white girl dance - or not. But I love it!! Good eye, girlie!


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