Friday, November 19, 2010

A DIY Closet Update

There's progress in the closet!


The closet now:

and here it was before – a chaotic mess:
We built about a year ago.  This space was just an awkward cubby that ran beside the basement stairs.
After building out the space and adding a door (total of which was around $200), we painted the door. I always use a Purdy paintbrush - no tape, perfect straight lines where the wall meets the ceiling. The walls are a pretty, light blue color (Dutch Boy Refresh paint) called Fountain of Youth.  Two coats, no VOC with Arm & Hammer to eliminate odors - perfect since this is where our shoes will be stored.  A great option for a potentially musty, stinky, small enclosed area!
I used Cutting Edge Stencils Whispering Elms wall pattern kit to create a wallpapered look.  See the stencil wall pattern tutorial here that I shared a few weeks ago. 
We installed custom shelving
I grabbed these coat hooks from a church garage sale – 50 cents a piece!
The coat hooks were painted with Krylon‘s Indoor/Outdoor in Satin White.
Sand to give a distressed look using a Dremel Multi-Max tool:
and give it a coat of Deft Clear Wood finish (Rockler) to protect them.
Hang the coat racks using toggle bolts to support the weight of several heavy winter coats.
All ready for hosting holiday get-togethers with a pretty place for guests’ coats and extra storage. 

3 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your closet is so pretty! i would be so ashamed if you opened any closet in my house right now.

Janet said...

I really like it. How amazing that you built this closet in the first place. I love the stencil and the little blue stool.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Wow! What a transformation!

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