Description: I searched high and low for affordable benches, cabinets, baskets, etc to make a mudroom for our 3 little boys and their stuff. Most regular storage benches were too high for their short little legs. And Pottery Barn and similar things were 3 times the price.
I knew I could find something to make a square mudroom with hooks in the middle from something at Ikea. But it did take a bit of time to figure it out.
I used the skinny white Billy bookcases for the shelves and put the Billy cabinet doors on the bottom. I connected them on top with the Billy wall shelf and also used the wall shelf on the bottom as a bench. The wall shelf is the perfect height for kids as a bench and the exact width I needed to make a perfect square. I used Leksvik hooks in the middle for coats.
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