My back hallway has never been my favorite area in my house.
I have always longed for the cute cubby photos in Pottery Barn.
I have added hooks and photos here and there. I don’t understand why the kids cant just hang this stuff up!
I purposely put the back hallway and laundry room off to the end of my 40 day challenge hoping I would find a great solution.
And I did!! Last week on OrgJunkie I found this link to Stacey Lee’s Entry Command Centre.
I knew I HAD to do this. The next morning I got right up and started my plan. measured the back hall, my frames and calendars.
Then I made a to scale drawing of the wall to see if everything would fit and how long to make the hook holder thingies.
by 8:30 amLizzie and I headed out to Lowes. By noon I was home with wooden boards, screws, and 10 out of the 15 hooks I needed.
I took everything down off the back hallway walls. I decided to quickly paint each wall.
I took the shelves into the kitchen, spread out some wax paper and started painting.
I didn’t want my wood to stick to the wax paper so I used plastic hangers for the wood to dry.
Back in the back hallway I marked out where the studs were and made a plumb line to visualize where the shelf would hang.
Hubby went from Lowes to Lowes looking for those 5 extra hooks recognizing my laser focused intensity!
By 5 pm I had done it! I recreated this Entry way in my home!
Every thing above the shelf I already owned. I love the calendars, I had just stopped using them.
The black frame is magnetic. I am going to out the kids school flyers and party invitations here.
I like the ledge. I was going to make it a full blown shelf, but it was more costly and who needs another 9 foot long hot spot?
I have already found myself using it for keys, and my cellphone.
The kid’s backpack hooks were already in studs, so they stayed where they were.
With the additional hook storage I added a place for our library bag, a dry cleaning bag, my purse and there is room for returns!
I am BEYOND thrilled! I finally have the back hall launching pad I have dreamed of!