Finally have some photos to show you of my almost finished
'Mudroom' of sorts!!
The only thing to come is a cushion to fit over the entire bench - just waiting to get hold of the cut foam piece and then I will sew a fabric cover for it. But that requires a few hour trip
and not on the cards at this stage.
So rather than wait until then to reveal, here it is!
I am really pleased with how it came together.
It is actually the perfect height to sit on and has already been put to good use for sitting and taking boots and shoes on and off!
The Stenstorp rack from IKEA was obviously just a straight install.
We did a 'hack' for the 5 x 1 Expedit from IKEA by installing 6 furniture legs on the bottom. These were a few dollars each from Bunnings. Hubby used a drill to make a hole and then drilled screws in to attach each leg. I'd done my research into attaching legs this way and knew we needed to be very careful as the unit is only made of particle board with a very thin veneer.
But we had success and I can happily tell you it holds both Hubby's and my weight at the same time (and were not skinny minnies, let me tell you!)
I've only used three Branas baskets from IKEA for now, as will use the end two for storing school bags during the term, however may decide to add two more to make it look more uniform.
I modified a freebie printable found online into simple little name tags on the computer, colour printed them and laminated them for the three baskets;
Shoes - Clothes - Other
These are the items that I'm finding end up left at the door and needing a home throughout the day. The idea behind the 'other' basket is for things that need to go into the car etc.
So far? So good!
It is functional and working a treat but
time will TELL!!