desk nook) and call it a day.
My Dad was irrationally hopeful that we might procure a "hall tree". You've never seen anyone so worried about the outerwear of guests. He used any opportunity to endorse Ye Olde Hall Tree. I didn't see it happening.
But, we moved in and started tracking dirt in, so I threw a rug down. And then I started to think about the bench I've had forever - it just might fit.
It was only right to add some punchy thrift-store art.
And I was dying to find a home for my Goodyear hooks.
So, again, what you'll see here is a whole lot of hodge-podge. Stuff we had on hand.
It's happy and functional and brings order to our prolific shoe situation.
Cory balked when I brought this rug home from Marshalls. He thought it looked "Aztec".
(Not that there's anything wrong with Aztec.)
(Raise your hand if you miss Seinfeld.)
Goodyear hook: Antique store - $15
Paint-by-Number: Thrift store - $ can't remember
Bench: Springfield flea market circa 6 years ago
Rug: Marshall's - $18
Basket - Home Goods - $25
Limited Edition, people!