Monday, May 30, 2011

Mittens in May?

When I started this blog one of the themes I wanted to include was working though some of my design challenges in our own home. During the season of deep snow I commented on our mitten dilemma. Storage of all that winter stuff is clearly problematic in northern homes and qualifies as a design challenge. I have been collecting ideas, even sketched up a few using Google Sketchup. But like many challenges, time flies and nothing gets done.

I was excited by a brilliant solution from Brian Jewett shared over on the Apartment Therapy blog just this week. What better time to fix the mitten dilemma than the month of May!

He took clean, new paint cans and screwed them to the mudroom wall. Mittens and hats went inside, scarfs draped over, and a coat could hang on the end.  Simply and funky. One could be put up for each family member so everyone (in a dream world) would be able to find their mittens!

Clean, empty paint cans are easily available here from Amazon for $4.79 each! Definitely an affordable solution.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! Wish I had a place to put it in my house.