I have been wanting to do this DIY Coat Closet Makeover in my living room since like… the day we moved in. Coat closets are infamously known for collecting junk. That’s what ours did and it drives me bonkers! NO. ONE. including myself half the time, hangs up their coats when they have to untangle hangers and fiddle for a spot to hang their coat. It’s easier to throw it in the closet and stuff the door shut right? Not anymore! Cue hallelujah chorus!
First thing I did was emptied the entire closet. Everything… out! I removed the hangers and the closet bar. Next up, paint! I used a mixture of Behr’s Canton Jade and Tropical dream which is the perfect soft mint green. Next, I painted all the trim and the shelves a glossy white. I spray painted 8 hooks a shiny gold and installed them on the existing trim.
I moved the table, chair and rug out of the way for the first photo but this is what it looks like in the living room with the door open. Still my favorite little space in the house. You can see the full reading nook post here.
I also added another row of trim half way down the closet so my little guys (age 5, 3, and 10 months) can hang their coats themselves. Well, maybe I’ll help my 10 month old for a few more months *winks* My Hello Apparel tote fits in quite nicely too!
The cream canvas bins are from Walmart for a couple bucks each. I slid in a gold glitter background and a label for what’s inside each bin.
Step back a little and you can see this whole side. Obviously, we don’t keep the door open but when it is open, I love how pretty it is!
What’s really cool is that you can knock this project out in one day! It’s super easy and makes sooo much more sense. No more fiddling with hangers and coats piled on the floor. Now I just need to have the carpet threshold installed and we’re in business.
What do you think? Any craziness going on in your closets. I showed you mine, so you’ve gotta tell me! I’m not alone with this pre-makeover disaster of a closet am I?
Have a super fun and super safe New Years Eve!!! See you in 2014!! xoxo
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