Zdenka & Zafar’s Front Hall: Part 3 Trim and Hooks

November 16, 2011 — Leave a comment

Front Hall Progress

Zdenka and Zafar are already busy using their new front hall. Since I last posted about this project, we carefully measured the hook locations (making sure her coats and purses would fit correctly) and I routed out some wood backer pieces for the hooks then they painted them and screwed the backer pieces into the studs. Not only does this provide a much stronger base but it gives it a more polished appearance. There are still shelves to be installed above the hooks for extra storage. But today I was over installing some miscellaneous trim around the space to help spruce it up. Their new Dash and Albert rug has also arrived.

New Trim for existing shelving under the stairs.

The new trim (to be painted white) should tie in nicely with the white shelves, benches and back boards and should really help make the space feel fresh especially against the blue walls.

Front Hall Progress with items still to be installed

Next on the list is to paint all of the trim white and add the cork for the top area of the door (with fabric over it) and chalkboard paint to lower area of the door. Zdenka is also working on the seat cushions for the 2 benches.

Brushed Nickel Track Lights from Pottery Barn

Since I was there last the electrician also installed the new track lights for the space, which really helps brighten the space and make it a lot easier to find what you need.

Small Hooks for the Kids Stuff

Anthropologie Hooks

I am also still in love with the cast iron “mudroom” hook from Anthropologie and the small hooks we found for the kids.

I think this is the smallest room I have worked on, but it such an important space. It has been a challenge making the best use out of a few square feet. It is great to already see it in use and I can’t wait to see it when it is all complete!

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