Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was delightful! As my Mother’s Day gift, Jeremy cleaned the house while I was out drinking Starbucks and wandering around Target! He also assembled a piece of furniture and ordered pizza for dinner. Pretty much a perfect day in my book! 🙂
Want to see what he was assembling? A new shoe cabinet for the breakfast nook!
Our poor breakfast nook never actually sees a breakfast. I can’t tell you the last time we ate in here. The breakfast nook serves as our mudroom. We pass through it a million times a day and everything gets dropped in here. It drives me batty!
The previous home owners built awesome coat hooks that we love and provide great storage for jackets and backpacks. But, while the backpacks and jackets may have a home, the shoes have overtaken the room. Our coat closet is down the hall and is the size of a bread box, so trying to store the shoes in there just hasn’t worked. We do not wear shoes in the house, so the second we walk through the door, the shoes end up getting kicked off behind the door. Like so…
A couple years ago, I found these shoe cabinets at Ikea and knew it was the solution to our shoe problem! They are only about 8 1/2″ deep, so they don’t take up much room. But, they pack a ton of storage! Bonus points–they’re cute!
It may have taken two years to work this purchase up to the top of the budget priority list, but it’s finally here and I love, love, love it!
We also purchased a runner for in here to catch the dirt on the way to the cabinet. I found it on sale for 20% off + an additional 5% off! I love the way the colors in the runner marry the cool tones from the living room/dining room and the warm tones from the kitchen/breakfast nook!
We eventually want to build a banquette in here to provide more storage and function, but in the meantime, I’m super happy with this new found function. Maybe I’ll celebrate by actually eating breakfast in here? 😉