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Thursday, October 30, 2014

{Hall Closet Makeover} The Reveal


You guys, I'm SO excited to finally have my hall closet makeover complete!  I was able to use a lot of materials that I had around the house, making this project completely affordable at less than $40.  Last week, I shared my progress so far (here), which included hanging the wallpaper and installing the board and batten.


I finished painting the board and batten then got started on building the new shelves.


I decided to build two floating shelves using wood that I had around the house.  For each shelf, I cut three pieces of wood to use as supports.  I used my laser level to make sure the supports were level then nailed them into the studs.



For the shelves, I used wood that I had saved from an old piece of furniture that I had taken apart.  We were going to throw the entire cabinet in the dumpster, but at the last minute I took it apart to save the shelves.  My husband laughed at me for going through all the effort of saving the wood, but I knew it would come in handy for another project.   Ha, who's laughing now?  I used the chop saw to cut the shelves down to size then gave them 2 coats of white paint.


After I laid the painted shelves on the wood supports, I finished off the front of the shelves by cutting another piece of wood and nailing it to the the front of each shelf.


I also added 4 hooks to hang our coats.  The kids keep their jackets in their bedrooms, so this closet is only used for my jackets as well as my husbands. 



The white boxes hold light bulbs, batteries, gloves, hats and my Dyson vacuum attachments.  I also added a basket to hold my craft supplies for projects that I am currently working on.  I end up doing a lot of projects at the dining room table and needed a place to stash my supplies.  The basket works great to pull in and out of the closet and keeps my dining room table clear. (Well, sometimes!)









I absolutely love how the closet turned out and sometimes wish I could just leave the door open all the time!

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful closet Katie!! I love that wallpaper that you used!! I have a similar closet that needs some major help. I love how you added the board and batten! I might have to try adding that to my closet:)
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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    1. Thanks so much Shonee! The board and batten is super easy and I'm sure would look great in your closet.

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  2. WOW!!!! It's not only gorgeous, but SO functional too! I've definitely got a bit of closet envy ;) LOVE it!

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  3. This looks GREAT! I love those white boxes, so organized! The board and batten AND the wallpaper are fabulous. Great job! :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda! You can never have too much board and batten in your house :)

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  4. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! You really did a great job Katie! I love it!

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  5. Oh my gosh! It's so beautiful! I'm swooning! Love the pop that the wallpaper brings to the space. Can I just come live in your closet, please?

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    1. Ha, of course you can come live in my closet, but you might have to fight me for it, lol!

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  6. Looks so much better, Katie! Awesome job, and I love the pop of color from that gorgeous wallpaper :)

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    1. Thanks Bre! The wallpaper definitely makes the space :)

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  7. Doesn't it feel good when a project is finished? I love how this turned out for you. It is so nice to have the surprise of the wall paper and board and batten when you open the door. A closet deserves to be as well decorated as the room!

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie! I completely agree that a closet should be just as styled and organized as any other room.

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  8. Katie, this is so, so good! I'm loving that wallpaper! What a fabulous space for you to enjoy!

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  9. Great project! Your closet looks so pretty.

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  10. I'd love to do something nice like this in our new home, not happy with the "standard builder grade" looks in typical tract homes--thanks for the idea!

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    1. I agree, you should definitely update your builder grade closet! It's really didn't cost much to do ours, but made a huge impact! I say, go for it!

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  11. What a beautiful AND functional result. I always tell people, "hooks, hooks, hooks." Most people will use a hook, nobody likes hangers. And the wallpaper and pretty bins (with labels!) make it useful for so many things that we need to stick in a closet.

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    1. Yes, hooks are definitely better than hangers! I've even noticed that I am more likely to hang up my jacket when I just have to throw it on a hook rather than put it on a hanger. I guess I'm lazy like that :)

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  12. Katie your closet is so pretty!! I love the green and gold paper, the board and batten, and the shelves! It came out great. Thanks for sharing it at Best of the Nest!

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  13. Looks so good, Katie!! Love the design and so much storage!! I'm sure you're loving it!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thanks Kendra! It was a lot of work, but worth every minute!

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  14. That wallpaper is fabulous! If my closet looked like that I might actually be motivated to keep it tidy. Hello from Think and Make Thursday!

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