Friday, February 11, 2011

Our closet is full of coats again

Thank you all for your nice comments about my paint color!  This is the final post about our little closet, so I hope you can read one more.  Wednesday night, I got all my hooks attached and the shoe rack assembled.  Here is the closet all empty and waiting for our crap.....  
It was so pretty I didn't really want to hang anything in it!  The bamboo shoe rack is from Amazon and holds my few athletic shoes.  These bronze hooks are from Target:
I also got some double prong hooks from Target for the back of the closet.
They are perfect for all my scarves.  This isn't even all of the winter scarves I own.  I sort of have a sickness, I think. 
And here is all our stuff, back in and organized. 
Here's a closeup of the bamboo shoe rack.  I love it, but egads what a blurry pic!  It's really beautiful, and the turned-up edge is genius, your shoes can't possibly fall off. 
I bought the wood hangers on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond for $3.50 a 6-pack.  I also only bought 18.  If the hangers are all being used, we have to take a coat out to get another one in.  No more jumbled mess!  (famous last words, eh?)
The Orla Kiely bin was put back in, all of our gloves are in there.  You know, the ones that are still matching pairs.  The rest of the shelf space is for Shaun's clown shoes. 
I love having the hooks on the side because let's face it, I'm lazy.  I will definitely use them for hanging a coat or two when I don't feel like going through all that work of actually putting them on hangers.   For now, more scarves!!
And a lone hat under the window...
Cost breakdown:
Paint and primer: leftover from previous projects
Shoe rack:  $35
Hangers: $12
Total: $70.  Not bad for this before and after!

ps - you better believe there was a trip to Goodwill after this closet redo! 

40 comments:

theultimate said...

I love how the closet turned out! The color is gorgeous and it looks so organized. =]

Also, I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award! You can go to my blog for more details. =]

LauraJane said...

I love it- totally worth the effort (easy for me to say, right? lol). Seriously, that looks great, will save you so much time getting your stuff out in the mornings, and as an added bonus- stuff won't fall on you when you open the door! :)

Nikki said...

That is one good looking coat closet.

Maybe I need to add ours to the very long to do list.

GINNA said...

Love how the closet turned out! I'm loving the hooks for the scarves, like you I have a sickness for scarves, shoes and purses.

Pine Tree Home said...

I am loving it. A little time, and lots of work turned the dark space into loveliness. I just might copy the hooks in the back of the closet idea. Great use of space. I am a hook gal too...very lazy I am.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I think this might be my favorite closet redo. It looks so great. I really like all the hooks you added. I never would have thought to add them to the back wall too, but it really makes sense. Good job as usual Sara!

KillerKaro said...

LOVE the color of the closet! Ive been thinking about paint my upstairs room a similar color but im worried that it will look too dark up there :( I hope it turns out as beautiful as this redo!

Nikki said...

Wow, it looks great! I would have never thought to put hooks against the wall to hide your scarfs. Good Call!!

Alison @ Thistle and Plum said...

What a great "After"! It's lovely. I also need a great deal of storage for my insane scarf collection- and I live in CA! Thanks for sharing all your hard work and great ideas on this project.

JK Homestead said...

Looks great, Sara! And I do love that paint color. It makes a big difference!

~Katie

Miss Em said...

You have a sickness for scarves, I have a sickness for organization and before and afters. I could seriously read about your closet all day, that's how much of a junkie I am.

Great job! :)

-Emily

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Sara, I love your fabulous closet...even with everything in it! I love the idea of the hooks on the sides! I need to figure out something like that for my husband because he has trouble remembering to hang up his coat! Angie xo

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It looks amazing I love the color you chose and I'm most obsessed with the hidden hooks for scarves behind the coats. That is pure genius. My scarves area always all wrinkled because I just shove them in a bin. This is so much better. We don't have a coat closet in the new house, but I need to find a way to do this.

Where's the bamboo shoe rack from? That's great.

Holyoke Home said...

I just cried out in pain from the BEAUTY!

Good for you!

You saw my post about closets, right?

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Thanks for the link, Sara! Your closet looks amazing.

Donna said...

The closet is gorgeous! So jealous! I would love to paint my walk-in closet but there is just too much to take out. It is very organized (blogged about it - it's my happy place) but it would really be a project. Now - I really want to repaint! I did white closets because it makes sense but they are the only non-color walls in my house! Beautiful! I am following you now and will devour all the rest of your decorating I am sure.
From Donna at http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Lynett said...

Woohoo looks great! Love the before after. Let's hope it stays so neat! Wishful thinking in my house that's for sure.

Deb said...

in case you want a nice way to hang/displace scarves, this is what I did
http://themisadventuresofasfh.blogspot.com/2010/09/simple-and-inexpensive.html

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the color you choose its so pretty the space now looks so organized - the window is too cute

Cait @ Hernando House said...

I love how it turned out!

Oonafey said...

Excellent - I wish any of our closets looked this good!

Chelsea said...

Wow - that turned out fantastic! You did a great job! Love it!

~Chelsea

Heather said...

Oh man, I am totally regretting painting my closet interior white. This looks amazing!

Erica said...

I think I get high off of closet makeovers. And you are the closet queen! Looks so good! Great job.

LindzWhite said...

the color is perfect! gooooood work :)

karen @ our slo house said...

OMG, your paint color is GORGEOUS. I wouldn't want to fill the closet, either!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

a perfect closet! love the color!

Anita said...

Excellent idea! I love the various hooks. We're working on one of our rooms now and I haven't decided what to do about the closet yet and this idea is perfect.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Love it, it looks great! We don't have a coat closet in our house (it was turned into an electronics mecca) so I am a little jealous. :)

Mary @ stylefyles said...

Awesome before and after! I need to get myself some of those double prong hooks! (we have some, but like you, I have a scarf sickness and could always use more)!

Would you believe I have the EXACT SAME scarf as you?

(I know!)

It's the green bendy one that I think is from Target. I don't know if bendy is the right term, but I think you'll know which I mean. My friend got it for me as a present one year....I love it!!!

Life in Rehab said...

Do mine next?

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

There is so much going on here that I don't know where to start. Bottom line - It Is Awesome!!

Angela said...

It looks great, Sara! I love the color with the white trim. Plus that darker hue will be sure to hide any marks from hangers, shoes, etc. A good pick!

Joi said...

This is great! I really love the scarf storage idea!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Very very nice! I love that you have the hooks on the side for when you're too lazy to hang the coats up. haha. It happens!

Hopeless Chest said...

LOVE that colour. Thank you for linking to the shoe rack. I have seen similar ones else where but had no idea where to find it.

Jabroney said...

I don't see the difference

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I wish my fiance couldn't tell the difference, either. Then I'd never have to put anything away because he'd think the closet was freshly painted and organized all the time! ha

Kat said...

I blatantly copied...um, I mean was inspired by this closet & bought the shoe rack from Amazon. It is awesome & makes me happy every time I open my closet. Thanks for yet another great idea.

freestanding closet said...

Wow, it looks awosome! I would have never thought to put hooks against the wall to hide your scarfs.