We have had a problem with our entry for quite some time. Shoes piled high behind our door. Wet footsteps from the door across the room to the wicker set (an old roadside find/DIY project). Now we keep adding little people...which a blessing, but it also means my annoyance with the mess is increasing.
I have been looking for something that would fit perfect behind our door for quite sometime. But, the dimensions are so specific that I haven't had any luck. I was going to design something with the right dimensions, but to my luck, I found free plans to just what I was looking for here. I was quite excited and shared my enthusiasm with my husband...who not so enthusiastically replied "Living with you is like living in a Lowe's commercial. You always want to build something together". Well, yes, I do! He did end up helping, reluctantly.
The pegs have been there since the 2nd year we lived here. I was thinking of changing the color up, but you know...that would be a lot of work. Especially since I made cushions, pillows, curtains, dog bed and have multiple things painted that color from a few years back. I took the easy route and went the same color schema.
I also can't decide how to finish it. I don't know if I'll make some fabric baskets or leave it open. I can't decide if I want to add something to the back...which I don't think I will if I add baskets, but may if I leave it open. I'm open to suggestions. I do have most supplies to make a cushion for the bench, but I have not gotten to that yet.
All in all, I am thrilled with how functional it will be, how it fits perfectly in that tight space and how it will hopefully be keeping our entry a bit more tidy.
And I'm also thrilled that it was a family project...as evidenced by our little helper in these pictures: