Total Cost $20 AMAZING! You will need an 8′ base pine base molding and an 8′ crown molding plus white spray paint. Wood glue the crown onto the base molding, use a finish nail to hold in place while drying, spray paint white. To install, use two wood screws and screw in to wall studs. Viola!”
television under stairs
Standard coat closet turned functional, mudroom-esque, entryway nook. Yes, really! I would make alternate choices for the organizational aspects of this space but SO love the space iteself. Find the three part tutorial at The House of Smiths blog. Great blog, by the way. Shelley shares practical ideas about upgrading, organizing, and decorating the home on a budget and more! : ) cute site!!
nook...remove closet doors! GREAT!
Two tall bookshelves on their sides with cushions on top!
chores & backpacks - awesome idea! Also cute to pin report cards and other achievements, artwork etc.
Buy the Wood magazine organizers from Ikea Mail station made of magazine holders. I've found, if you have a little patience, you can use cereal boxes to make your own magazine holders. Cut to desired size and decoupage with a 50/50 glue and water solution. 2 -3 layers makes it quite strong. I use paper grocery bags or used copy paper for decoupaging. Once completely dry, stain or paint.
Mail, magazine organizer!
wall organizer - magazine shelf
Wallpapered Magazine Holder/Organizer