Monday, August 15, 2016

Transforming A Coat Closet

Hello friends!

Hope you're enjoying the last days of summer.
Here in the South, we have about 6 weeks of unrelenting heat and humidity. It won't be long now until the days start to cool off. Mr. DIY is still working hard on the closets so that we can be more organized.
A few posts ago, I showed you how he transformed the linen closet in the Master Bath.
If you missed it, you can see it HERE.

The closet I'm sharing today is the coat closet in the little hallway that leads to the Master Bedroom.

When we toured the house for the first time, the owners used this closet for linens.

The closet only had space for hanging and one wire shelf. This wasn't going to work for us since we needed more shelving so the games, cd's, etc. that we stored in the armoires in our previous home. If you remember, we moved both armoires to the new Office/Craft room since that room doesn't have a closet and because the new Family Room is configured differently and they wouldn't work with the layout. I figured that if the hanging rod was lowered a few inches, 3 shelves could be installed to provide a lot of much needed storage space. 

The wire shelf was easy enough to demo and the holes were patched. We'll get around to painting another time. I was getting weary of boxes everywhere.

Mr. DIY installed two-16" fixed melamine shelves and one-12" shelf. It was enough to hold all of the games, cds and some miscellaneous items

I even have a little space left on that 3rd shelf. (Mr. DIY cut two 12" shelves in case I wanted to change the middle 16" shelf to 12". He just stored it on top of the other 12" shelf)

Even though the shelves aren't adjustable, the new closet is perfect!

This past weekend we started putting up artwork, mirrors and Mr. DIY installed some curtain rods.
It's beginning to feel a lot more like home. Here are a few peeks:

I set up the framed chalkboard on the little dresser in the Foyer just like our last house.

Hope you're week is off to a good start! This week we'll be working on closet, doing some organizing, selling a few unwanted items and making our new house feel like home.

Hope today is a good day for you,



  1. Looks like it will work much better now! Love that mirror above the mantel. I'm exciting to see your new living room!

  2. Love the chalkboard & the Dr Seuss saying. With everything going on in our area, it's very fitting. Can't wait to see more of the house.

  3. I personally think that installing shelves in the overhead spaces are the best way of maximising what little storage space that you have. If you don't have the luxury of linen closets like these, simple overhead shelving in the bathroom can actually serve as great spots for guest bath towels and toiletries and toilet paper rolls too!


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