So I know I had said I hoped to post the coat closet reveal yesterday, but we got 8 inches of snow and I was too busy acting like a little kid enjoying it to blog. But the closet was finished on Saturday evening! I am in love with the way it turned out! Here are the final steps and the reveal!
So Saturday morning I repainted all of the trim and shelves in the closet so that it would look fresh and clean.
Here is our little home made shelf painted white. I love the way that the trim on the front looks!
Next came the process or arranging things so that the closet is still functional and holds things that need to be in there. Fortunately I had that cute lime green tin bucket to help hold/hide a few items. This was really important to me. Storage space is at a premium on our main floor and I did not want to make this useless space.
Next came the coats and the cat. But she did not stay in there. :)
Now you will notice the white support board for the top shelves goes to the front on both sides.
I wanted to make this space functional as well. Usually when we come in my purse gets tossed in the floor or on a kitchen chair. So I got two Oil Rubbed Bronze coat/purse/hat hooks and mounted one on each side of the closet.
Next, our closet tends to be very dark, especially if you are trying to get something out of it at night. There is no light in there nor is there a good way to run electrical to it. The next most logical thing....tap lights! I got two of these in a pack from walmart.
I mounted them to the wall using two-sided adhesive strips. These are the off-brand walmart ones. Update: I will rectify my mistake and go purchase command strips shortly. These suckers don't hold at all! The lights have fallen off of the wall multiple times.
I simply stuck the lights about waist high on the inside of the closet.
You may not be able to tel here, but they cast a lot more light into the closet.
Look how happy and warm :)
Now came the time for the shoes. I put all of my little flats and flip flops in that banana leaf basket on the shelf. I also placed my boots here. My husbands larger shoes go under the shelf and are neatly lined up here :)
I placed a purse on each hook. The plan once it becomes hat weather is to free up one of these hooks for my husband's hats.
I love the contrast of the ORB hooks with the lime green wall. And they are perfect for my purse! Just sturdy enough. No more purse in the floor!
I had this cute wall quote sitting around waiting for the perfect place. I figured ideally we should look in here every day so it would be a fun little reminder. I will share this step in more detail at DIY Thursday!
It is so cute!
This shot gives you an idea of how much light the tap lights give off at night in the dark. They were the perfect solution!
So there you have it, our amazing re-done coat closet. I think I am in love. Fallen over boot and all.