Despite the fact that I have been an awful blogger, we HAVE actually been doing a lot of work in the house over the summer, so I wanted to make sure I documented the progress. Here is where this area stands today.
The attic door opens into the space with the hooks, which is why we needed to keep everything relatively flush with the wall, but it has really turned out to be a very useful place to hang my purse or the diaper bag. Obviously we will paint it at some point, but right now we have bigger fish to fry (i.e. painting the kitchen cabinets!).