On this July 1st and with temperatures in the very high 90's, it feels kind of strange to talk about coat closets.
The truth is that this past winter has been the only time in many years that we actually used our coats, maybe that is why our coat closet was a horrific disaster. LOL
A few weeks ago I was inspired by a post from a fellow blogger and friend, Vel at Life & Home at 2102.
She organized her closet beautifully, so I decided to give it a try. Have to tell you, this was a whole day project. :)
Our coat closet is located in the center of the hallway, between the entrance hall and kitchen/living area.
And this is what it looked like. Not my proudest moment! :)
It is a good thing you can't see behind all those coats.
And this is now.
It was very difficult to take pictures of such a small space, but let me show you the changes I made.
I did start by emptying the whole closet and gave it a good cleaning.
After that was done, I cut to size a shelf we had in the garage and installed it in the back of the closet.
When the shelf was in place, I sprayed painted three old baskets from Dollar Tree and added some small labels to them.
They hold scarfs, hats and mittens.
You all know I love to use things I already have and that was the case this time around. I have this mirror that I bought in Germany when we were stationed there in the mid 80's.
It has been sitting in my "treasure closet" for a long time now, so I gave it a little update using some simple rope.
Under the jackets, I added a shoe rack from Target that holds the shoes we are mostly using now.
Also at Target, I bought this pretty accent rug.
Love the color!
To get things more organized, I made a small board to hang our umbrellas.
I used three knobs I had purchased at Hobby Lobby a while back.
On the opposite side, I used a shelf I had to which I added some hooks and an old frame. I painted everything white.
The hooks hold a couple of keys we all use often.
Also, I added a small glass bowl from Dollar Tree so this family of mine can empty their pockets when they get home every day. Hey! Got to get my tips somehow! LOL
And just over the weekend, I added a small sign.
Before and after.
I was able to make these changes for under $20.00.
What do you think? Better?
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