With our impending list and the pressure to get everything completed, I have (of course) created a distraction – a FUN Project list. This list, has all the projects that I hope to start/complete with little help from Q and are a little lofty in nature.
One project is to finish the entryway with a built-in shoe cubbie and wainscoting.
This project is still under debate in our house-hold. Q doesn’t want to build anything completely custom in the house which might lower the resale value, where as I am tired of chasing down shoes and would like to have a place to put them that doesn’t take up our coveted floor space.
The entry way is small and shares a wall with the closet in the office. The idea is to cut a hole in the wall, install a built-in shoe cubbie that would take some of the floor space in the closet and be flush with the wall in the entry way.
One night, as I waited for a clients video to render I drafted up a plan for the built-in. Keeping in mind our walls are old plaster ones, my hope is to build this within the studs, knowing I’d would end up supporting a few with the top of the frame, so I doubled up the top cross beam even though this is not a load baring. The downfalls I see so far are:
- Potential crumble of plaster (easy to repair)
- Creating an awkward space in the closet side of the wall. (not sure how big of a problem this is yet.)
An alternative to this is to build a cabinet like these. However, we would not be able to store our boots and the space would be tight, if a little too small for non-boot shoes. However, I still need to do some persuasion on the hubby.