I've been needing an area at the back door to collect our keys, reminder notes, KJB's yard shoes, and the items that I need to take to church every week. It was a really simple project and I already had everything I needed, except the wooden crates. JoAnn Fabrics had theirs on sale over Independence Day weekend, so I picked them up for around $9 each. They might get a coat of paint later, but for now I like them raw.
The coat hook shelf was a wedding gift, made by a former co-worker. Three years later it found the perfect home beside our back door. I just love handmade gifts!