After a little organizing of the shoes – I placed the ones that actually fit on the lower shelf of this bench. The big boots are Ben’s – he loves to explore in marshy places.
I took away the long iron set of hooks and replaced them with my old door chalkboard (hung from large D rings onto Monkey hooks). Each boy has one hook for his backpack. The chalk sits in that old match holder. I was finding that more storage wasn’t necessarily better. All those hooks invited everything to land on them – creating a cluttered mess. The big wooden shoe box just held more shoes that we didn’t use plus other junk.
The foyer table had to move to the other wall. Since it was custom made to fit the long wall – I had to cut just the top down about 1 inch each side. I used a circular saw for that task. I don’t like to use circular saws but they are necessary for jobs like this.
That narrow table works well there.
The pictures on the wall have been hung some place in my home for years. The boys are 5 years old in them. So little and sweet. (well – not always sweet) The foyer feels lighter and a little simpler.
My shadow, Ms. Mazi, stood next to me every minute of this project (besides the sawing part). I think she misses the boys while they are at school. I went out to lunch three times this week….wow! Back to school is great! Maybe next week I will try to go to the gym three times instead of out to lunch.
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