Remember the Dog room?
I mean the Mudroom that was destroyed by a dog?
Well, we’ve been a working.
The sub floor has been replaced, along with the doors, door jams and base boards.
It smells nice is there.
It is a nice big room, and there is one big wall right next to the garage door that is just screaming to be used for coats, hats and other such outdoor gear
While I would have loved to do something like solid wood built in shelving and trim and all that, the budget isn’t allowing for such things anymore, but I think we came up with a great solution that total cost about three hundred dollars.
This is a Billy book case from IKEA, the tall skinny one. It is about the size of a locker.
We got enough to span the length of the wall, it came to eight total.
We did a little modification, so we could mount hooks to the back of the bookcases that would be strong enough to hold backpacks and small children (who like to hang on such things). Dadzoo ran three boards the length of the wall screwing the board into studs, then screwing the bookcases into the boards. That way they are solid, no tipping over.
He was then able to screw hooks into each bookcase or “cubbie” as we call them. Each of the older children gets their own cubbie to keep coats, backpack, shoes and other such items, the two little girls get to share one for now. The two cubbies on each end hold other various outdoor items, like the dog’s leash and toys, my purse and shoes, etc.
I love how it turned out! Finally a workable solution for all those zillion items that are bouncing around this place!