Saturday, October 3, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

(not the best photo but...)
I was a little sad to see that Show and Tell Friday was no longer being done over at There is No Place Like Home. I really have enjoyed looking at her blog and getting some fabulous ideas. But not to fear, My Romantic Home looks like a fun new place to look around & be inspired!

I haven't done a Show and Tell for a little while. What can I say? Life gets in the way sometimes.

This week I wanted to share this chest with you. I bought 2 of these big wicker chests about 10 years ago. I love them. I haven't found the *perfect* use for them far this is my favorite.

My family, including myself, just can't quite manage to get our shoes back into our bedrooms. So a shoe basket by the door is a necessity. I have had smaller ones that just didn't cut it.

I wanted to make a "landing spot" for my children as they come through the door. Including a spot to sit and take their shoes off.

So my always handy husband, used a piece of wood (repurposed from my daughters old loft bed) and made a nice sturdy top. I love it!! I can place things on it ( like 40 lb. children) to help with shoes.

I haven't quite finished my "landing spot" but when I do...I will be sure to show and tell it! (:


Sandra said...

Great idea to store shoes in. We just trip over the discarded shoes on the floor of the mudroom. I'm a Martha-wannabe too, come check out my blog for making homemade laundry soap and cute storage bucket.


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That's a great use for that chest. I wish I had room in my entry for shoe storage. We end up leaving them on the front porch! Thanks so much for joining in on my first Show and Tell!

Anna said...

Cute chest! You could even paint the top or cover it with some fabric....

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