and can I just say I'm in love?
While I'd dearly love to have a proper mudroom [ha, maybe in the next house!], right now all I have is this super long wall as you come in from the garage.
After 9 years of walking in the garage, turning the corner into the dining room and dumping my...
maybe a hat
...on the poor dining room table, I finally decided to transform that super long wall into a beautiful and functional space.
I went back and forth on whether I wanted to take the time to install the smooth backboards and in the end I'm really glad that we did. Lots of people either have smooth walls [not us] or don't want/need the smooth look between the battens. I've seen tons of walls that don't have the backboards and they look just wonderful but I decided I wanted the whole thing to be really smooth. So backboards it was!
Here's a shot after we completed the physical construction:
|[in progress, physical construction complete]|
Fast forward a couple of days when all the caulking and painting and hook-hanging was done and we were here:
|[caulked, painted, and hooked!]|
I raced around the house shopping for goodies like baskets and decor...because of course this functional wall *had* to be lovely too, yes?
|[basket for keys, sunglasses. and flashcards!]|
[small hanging basket: Betty Coin Weave Seagrass Basket, brown - small, World Market]
ok, ok. yes I use it for jackets and stuff too! but I do admit that it's really tempting to just decorate it.
|[with wonderful Cost Plus World Market Everett Foyer table, great buy].|
I hope to get that tutorial written up very soon. Thanks for reading!