An entryway is a homes first impression in my opinion. Okay, maybe the front door is the first impression, and the entryway is the second, but you only get one chance to make a second impression...*ahem*
So for 3.5 months our homes second
Today was the day to make a good second impression.
That should be a song...
We have a coat closet, but it's full of coats and stringed instruments and stuff.
I have been collecting ideas on Pinterest trying to figure out just the right combination for my budget, space and needs.
Budget: little to nothing.
Space: about 7'x7'
Needs: place to organize stuff, and create a nice first second impression while doing it.
So even with my fear of putting nails in walls I soldiered through to create a simple, organized space with a nice first impression.
These Coca Cola crates were given to me and are perfect for a bench, except not sturdy enough to sit on without a little reinforcement.
I had Home Depot cut a ten by six board in half. Perfect size. I glued it and gave it a quick coat of white.
Now for the walls...
I needed to find the studs because shelves and peg boards are weight bearing, but I don't have a stud finder (except for that built in how-I-found-my-husband one). What do you do when you don't have a stud finder and don't want to go buy one? You google how to make one.
I found the easiest way to find studs in walls and I'm rejoicing forever more. Three items that most people already have are, a magnet, string, and tape. Go here to the site I found explaining the simplest easiest and cheapest way to find studs in walls.
I found the studs, marked them and started screwing things into the walls...
... by hand mind you
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Until then, I love it and am happy with our homes first second impression.
What I'll be working on next...