On a recent visit to Stratford Hall Plantation in VA (General Robert E. Lee's boyhood home), we were inspired by the transom windows in the interior hallways. These windows had horizontal shutters that when opened, resting on their chains, looked like shelves over the doors…..
We couldn't help but think "What a great place to put stuff"! It was easy to do; we bought pre-made shelves from our local hardware store, hung them upside-down over the door frame and voila! Instant storage!
We plan on lining all the doors in our hallway with these!