Basement Kitchen Stairway

At the Back Door

Brandon setup a little area near the back door for our coats and shoes (and a leash too).

At the Back Door

This is where the stairs are that lead down to the basement, right next to the back door in the kitchen.

The hooks and shelves only cost about $15 total (from IKEA). We should have done this a long time ago.

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  • Janelle
    March 11, 2008 at 11:28 am

    That is so great. I wish I had a place to have something like that!

  • jane
    March 11, 2008 at 11:55 am

    oooh, nice. I do admire—where I would go for white or black—you confidently pick red, or orange, or pink as your “neutral”! When does Barky McBarkerson arrive? :)

  • joanna goddard
    March 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm


  • mom2fur
    March 11, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    That’s a great idea–like a mini closet!
    Oh, and I love your new puppy! How about “Kahlua” for a name?

  • Rosa
    March 15, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Did you fasten those right to the wall?, or did you screw a block of wood to the wall first?

  • matt the plumber
    April 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    depends on the thickness of your walls – if you have thin walls you may need to fix with the wood – depends…

  • Hanging it All | Making it Lovely
    October 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    […] Mine looks mostly like it, but some of the colors aren't as vivid.Oh well. It will be fine for the awkward stairway to the basement. We used to have some inexpensive hooks and a shelf from IKEA, but the contractors that worked on […]