My children’s brains: enter house, drop wet backpack in entryway, proceed to fridge, what even is a homework
**Now updated with a helpful-ish supply list and step-by-step… uh… steps**
I was perusing Pinterest for the meaning of life, aka storage and organization ideas, and/or survival tips for raising three boys. No luck there, but I did find this.
Once my wheels were turning (my husband LOVES it when that happens*), I realized that the corner between my kitchen and family room was four feet of empty, wasted space.
*he does not love it
I sketched out a design with graph paper and *mumbles under breath* PowerPoint, taking into account my number of offspring and that stupid outlet. (Whoever thought those bin shelves would be [a] useful or [b] attractive was incorrect.) (That’s me, I was incorrect.)
Here are the supplies I needed:
- About 2 days, coffee, snacks and a helpful and patient life partner (optional, but highly recommended)
- 1×6″ wood planks (mine used five pieces cut to 48″ long)
- 1×3″ wood pieces (about 60″ worth was used for the 4 vertical dividers and another 60″ across the the top as a shelf)
- Hooks with accompanying screws (I used 3 hooks)
- Screwdriver and screws (they should be long enough to get through your wood, 1/2″ of drywall and into a stud)
- Drill and countersink bit for pilot holes
- Wood putty, putty knife, sandpaper
- Paint and various accompanying painty stuffs
- Basic tools like a level, measuring tape, stud finder, etc.
- (And he used a li’l oscillating saw to cut the base molding and quarter round from the wall)