Saturday, April 2, 2011
New Mud Area
We have a long hallway in our kitchen that serves as a sort of mudroom. It was always a disaster, with only five hooks and a messy shoe cubby that collected bags, papers, tools intended to go to the garage, etc. I decided to make a change, so we wallpapered the wall (which was horrifyingly hard), and then with the help of a friend Mike made a Shaker peg rail. I wanted to buy two from www.theperiodhouse.com, but it would have cost $150. Instead, we spent about $30. We bought a long board, cut it to length and used a router saw to make the edges nice, drilled holes, painted the board and peg separately, assembled it, then screwed it to the wall. I was skeptical about the whole process, and just wanted to buy something already finished, but this was a cinch and I am so happy that this rail runs the entire length of the wall. Now we have 20+ hooks and there's no excuse for clutter. I sort of want a different bench for this space, but that's another blog.