Monday, July 24, 2017

new drop zone

The garage entry drop zone has been on our wish list since before we started building our house!  We knew it was something we'd love to plan and build together, so we just had our builder finish the space with drywall, knowing we would add storage later.  Well, 2 years later... we have brought our vision to life.  

Unfortunately, I don't have any before photos- but we had a big mirror with a tiny shelf & hooks on the back wall, and a beautiful small bench R's grandfather built.  It worked for a while, but now we have really made use of every single inch of space back here!

Building on Love - drop zone

The beginnings... R added beadboard to the back wall {Hooray! I finally got some in this house!!}, and built shoe cubbies out of prefinished shelving.  You can see him testing stain colors on a scrap piece of hickory.  These options are honey & espresso... we ended up choosing honey, the one in the middle of the board.

Building on Love - drop zone

Here's the finished bench top.  This is hickory that R stained; he also added about 4 coats of poly.  SO pretty!  We were only able to find 2 baskets that were in good shape... so we need to keep checking back for a couple more.  (full disclosure- they're better home & gardens from walmart!)

Building on Love - drop zone

Upper storage baskets for sunscreen, (& more likely) winter hats & mittens.

Building on Love - drop zone

The finished product- well, almost!  We still need to add a couple more hooks on the sides for my purse, R's lunchbox, etc.  I may also end up changing out the tiny chalkboard/key hook, too.  Plus we need to find those 2 more lower baskets, & add some trim above the upper shelf... haha!  Well, at the very least, it's a great start!!  It really brightens up the space and I already love the storage.  It will look much different come wintertime!

Building on Love - drop zone