Waaay back when I told you that the first thing I was going to buy for HH2 were these coat hooks.
And I did, I did buy them. And what's more, JWH totally, lovingly even, sanded them and waxed them to perfection. They do not, people, come out of the CB2 box looking anything like usable products. They are rough, faded, and sort of rustic.
I'm not a fan of crowded coat hooks in entryways, nor am I fan of most coat hooks in general. But, so far, this is working out. The coats, when it's full, look ok and not a total mess, and when empty it looks like art. Well, not art, but something. Craft perhaps.
And, perhaps most importantly, it works for us. It's nice to have someplace to drop your things. I put a little Flor rug down too - one I actually bought for the office, but after failing, failing, and failing again to find an entry rug that did not catch on the bottom of the door, I decided to move this rug there to see if the Flor tiles were a slim enough fit. They were. And then I just left them there.
I have that basket because somewhere in life the Bun was taught to remove shoes upon entering a home. She did not learn it from me, but I go with it. And her shoes go in the basket. And by "go in the basket" I mean that I pick them up off the floor an put them in the basket. A million times a day.