Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ugly coat closet

Our front hall coat closet was a messy, shabby little thing. 
It wasn't exactly the picture of organization. 
I tried to pretty it up with the hanging shoe organizer and matching bin on top, but we ended up not using them very much.  The closet rod was also too close to the shelf, so it made hanging stuff a little difficult.
There was always a major shoe explosion on the bottom.  That's because Shaun just throws them in there willy nilly.  Not my fault!!
The inside of this closet was painted with a Boozie-Susie special: high gloss white paint that is one step away from a mirror shine.  With tons of drips and smears, obviously.  More pics of this hott mess paint job to come. 
The best features of the closet are the cute little window that gives tons of natural light (it doesn't open)
and the full-length mirror that is attached to the door with molding.
Starting Sunday, I've been working on making this closet blog-worthy.  After I did some workouts on Exercise TV, of course.  Rest assured you will see more of my progress as the week goes on.  Let's just go ahead and call it 'closet week', okay?

21 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Cant wait to see what you will do!

InteriorGroupie said...

Love your entry way chandelier! That last pic (with the great pose by you of course!!) is my favourite. Can't wait to see what you do with the closet I desperately need some inspriation for mine!

Anonymous said...

I found your pretty blog today on "Its Great to Be Home," and I am so glad I did! I love your picture and comments at the beginning of your blog. If I ever cross stitch something, "DIY or die trying" is about the most perfect maxim. Great job!
Your closet catastrophes make me feel right at home. Good luck on a continuing crisis at my house. Glad you were pointed out to me, so now I will look forward to repeat visits!

Abby and Adam Elvebak said...

Can't wait to see what you do! I did a closet makeover last weekend, it was much improved, but still not blog worthy! Can't wait to see yours for inspiration!

Ugomma N. said...

Ok, can I say that I am UBER EXCITED about what you will do to this closet! I have been following your blog for a while and this was definitely one of the blogs I went to for the inspiration for my bedroom remodel, you definitely are encouraging the inner-DIYer in me!

Ugomma

http://thetravelingprettybird.blogspot.com/

Pine Tree Home said...

Closets are the spaces we tend to not decorate so well. I'm looking forward to what you do.

Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

I LOVE a good closet makeover. I find them so rewarding. Can't wait to see yours.

Lynett said...

I'm sure you're going to work wonders with that space. Can't wait to see!

UrbanCountryMom said...

Hey that looks like my shoe explosion! I can't wait to see what you've done.

Chelsea said...

I think it's a pretty decent little hall closet... especially that window - wow! All it needs is a little organizing and sprucing up! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

~Chelsea

Amy :) said...

You are too cute!!!!! I can't wait to see how you will beautify this awesome closet!! (which, btw, still looks WAY more organized than MY hall closet lol!!)

Cait @ Hernando House said...

Can't wait to see what you do! Boozie Suzie was such a winner...

Katie said...

coat closet??? messy or not, i'm jealous! good luck with the organizing, i need to do that with my clothes closet, i've run out of room for my clothes.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Can't wait to see it come together. I love that it has a window. How handy is that?

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

That little window is adorable. I can't believe it's in a closet! Can't wait to see how your little "room" makeover goes!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

You have a window in your coat closet?!

Alison @ Thistle and Plum said...

I am such an organizing geek because I can't wait to see this series! I adore a good closet makeover. You have the poshest closets I've seen in blogland. This is gonna be good!

canny cole said...

Just started following your blog (stalking), and i'm in love. HOW DO YOU DO IT? Wedding planning, house decorating, Fiance, 2 caaats, AND A FULL TIME JOB! GO YOU!! =)
I'm in the middle of the same, minus the wedding planning (thankfully). We just got married in October...so now i can FOCUS!
Good luck with everything...and i will continue stalking your blog for awesome ideas! (my blog is canny cole)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oooh, closet makeovers are fun! I'm jealous of your window and mirror.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oooh, closet makeovers are fun! I'm jealous of your window and mirror.

DomesticJenny said...

Wow thats a TON of snow!

It was nice and sunny here in Florida!