faux hall treeMonday, April 01, 2013
I am super excited about this post, mainly because of the result but I want to give you a little back story. We enter our home through the garage for the majority of the time. Over time items started to pile up at the door on the garage side. We don't wear shoes in our house so those too contributed to a pile...a big ol' heaping one. In an effort to declutter the entry of our garage entrance I decided to dedicate some space in making a mudroom. It is amazing how different I feel when I get home from work to a nice organized and clean space. Ahhhhh. So here is my disturbingly hard-to-put-up before picture of our garage entry
You might think that it must be very expensive to do and I thought it would add up quickly too, but I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised. We accomplished this faux hall tree simply mounting 1x4s, building the cubby bench separately and installing the upper shelf. I then added some hooks, bought some baskets and MUDROOM!
It is amazing how different I feel when I get home from work to a nice organized and clean space. Ahhhhh.
So here is my disturbingly hard-to-put-up before picture of our garage entry
|Looking through cracked fingers right now|
So in my research to find a hall tree I liked and a hall tree that my husband could build, I never quite found the right one. What we did was took features from a hall tree that I liked and a mudroom I love and combined them to make our own. These were the two that were our inspiration.
- wood: $40
- paint (free - we had it)
- hooks: (Home Depot - here)
- upper bins (Target - couldn't find them online, I believe they are Trend Lab)
- lower bins (Target - you can check them out here)
- Cold Gear