I mentioned how one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get more organized. I even started early in hopes of actually being organized by January 1. Well, I accomplished some of that, but it’s a big job, isn’t it? And it never really ends, does it?
Here’s what happened to me. In the midst of getting the house organized, a whole bunch of stuff ended up piled near the front door, having no other place to live. I had a wrought-iron shelving unit there, but it was quickly overrun with the rest-of-the-house castoffs.
So when the good folks at Lowe’s asked me to find a creative way to organize something in my house, I knew this was the problem area I needed to tackle.
Here is what it looked like before, can you believe it?!
My idea was to find something where each of my boys could have a place to store their things near the door, a place where each would have his own space for his backpack, shoes, books, coat and other things.
Here is what I made.
I found plans for a project on Ana White’s blog, and I used those as a start for my piece which I simplified and downsized to fit our needs.
Here is a general list of the materials I used
- Finish nails
- Pocket hole screws
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Sand paper
- Paint brushes
Below the main locker area, there is a shelf for shoes. What do you think?
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