Curtains make a difference and before and after mudroom shoe bin
Prior to lid completion- Each side has a separate lid so you can grab your shoes then sit on the bin's bench seat and put on your shoes.
Special child friendly springs so little fingers don't get squished by the lid ( found at Home Depot). One side will be for adult shoes and one side for kids shoes.
Outside of box. Since the floor is dark and the walls are white bead board Mike is going to stain the wood instead of painting it and hopefully that will provide a nice contrast of the dark and light in our mudroom corner.