Building Wall Storage

September 1st, 2012 by zoe 2 Comments

The nights have a long sleeve sort of chill, the lake seems optional not essential as it did in the blaze of Summer.

Things are starting to shift to Fall. I feel like a frantic squirrel gathering nuts for winter. Yeah, I just said WINTER and it’s only September. But, whoosh, it will be here before you know it! Or least the mittens and jackets and boots that plauge my tiny house will. Truth be told it’s not just the seasons guiding my need to whip things into shape around here…

Something about sending my boys off the “real” school for the first time is throwing me into a cleaning and organizing furry that even sleeping will not stop. I am dreaming of sorting through clothes and reorganizing!! I have scrubbed nooks and crannies with a tooth brush. Can you say, “anxiety cleaning”. I feel like the whole Summer has been building towards this moment —- Kindergarten!

So how do I deal with my somewhat mixed emotions of my twin boys going off to Kindergarten, growing up, going to school.

Apparently I go out to the barn and build the rustic wall storage bins I saw on Pinterest.

So, here is my new mitten, hat and boot station for my big school boys. Here’s to hoping they can find all that winter detritus by themselves – hahaha.

 

Things I like about this project -

I love the weathered grey stain made with black tea and vinegar. Tutorial here. Non toxic so the kids could help me apply it. Very cool.

I love that I could use a lot of recycled wood making the project cheaper. I even used some wood from an old pallet.

It took me quite a few tries to decipher how to map out the measurements out the angled cuts. In the end it was super easy to do,  critical seeing as I don’t really know how to build furniture.

Now, on the hunt for a coat hook for hanging backpacks, crushing on this one.

Oh and wishing I had a wide angle lens for my camera because these are pretty much horrendous photos, but how does one take pictures of the nooks and crannies of their houses…. it’s HARD!

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Kristin H. says:

    I love the stenciled numbers! I just bought a rusty can of walnut stain at ReNew with the plan to stain some project. Will check out the tea and vinegar instead.

  2. zoe says:

    Kristin – you do have to sand off all the old varnish or clear coat for any stain but I really liked the effect on new wood. Would love to see it on something older!

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