Have you noticed a theme here this week at Beneath My Heart?
Yep! The Laundry/Mud Room!
Monday, I showed you the velcro skirt I made for the mud sink.
Tuesday, I showed you the mirror makeover for above the mud sink.
Wednesday, I showed you the blue mason jar soap dispenser I made for the mud sink.
Today, I am showing you the new way we hung our hooks in the mud/laundry room.
Tomorrow….well, you’ll have to wait and see! :)
Here is what the hooks looked like when we first hung them up…
My husband installed them right into the drywall. We used the correct drywall screws to make them secure, but we were a little unsure how they would stand up to the heavy backpacks and jackets that would be hanging on them.
They did pretty good for a while…
But then they started getting a little loose…
And then when my son, Adam, hung onto his hook as he was putting up his backpack, this happened…
And then Jonathan’s 10 pound backpack caused this to happen…
It was inevitable!
Normally, this would really upset me.
But I am so glad it happened!!!
Because my husband had to add a piece of wood in between the batten…
He used the same MDF board that he used when he did the board and batten treatment.
See those baskets?
Since I never could find a third basket like the ones in the first picture above, I was on the hunt for some new ones.
But I was still having trouble finding three of the same baskets in the right size to fit in the cubbies.
Plus, I didn’t have much money to spend!
I have to thank my friend Melissa, at 320 Sycamore, who gave her blog readers a heads up about the basket sale at Michael’s.
I was able to get these baskets half off, plus use a 20% off coupon! They were only $9.00 a piece. Not bad!
Now look at those hooks!!!
Don’t they look so much better on the new board?
It added an architectural detail that I didn’t know was missing!
(Hooks are from Hobby Lobby.)
Now they are super sturdy, and we don’t have to worry about them falling off again!
I have no idea how I want to accessorize the top of the shelf! I have thrown some things up there for now, but I’m not feeling it.
I’ll have to keep working on that!
So sometimes our mishaps can turn out to be something good!
See you tomorrow for my final Laundy/Mudroom post!
Have a blessed day!