I also wanted to mention that I originally got this idea from Pinterest but gave my own twist and ideas to the project. Here's are the pins and websites that I got the idea from. They both have their own looks to them are wonderful as well. Check them out here and here.
We started off by taking the ugly white doors off and measuring everything. We drew up some blue prints and came up with a plan of attack.
Here are the pictures to show the work that was done and the wonderful outcome we had! Thanks Norbert for helping me out.
|Before the closet make-over. |
What a scary mess!
|Cleaning out the closet! |
Yeah, the white doors are gone.
|My father-in-law measuring and |
cutting for the bench and top shelf.
|Painting in progress! |
Break time right now, got some good upper
arm workout in painting the top half.
|Even one of my kiddos decided to|
help out with the painting.
|Here's the finished mud room/closet.|
|Baskets - purchased from Michael's with 40% off coupons or they were already on sale.|
Coat Hooks - found at Target.
Tan (Maple) 15 cube organizer/ shoe shelf on the right - already had from before if you look at the before picture. (Got from Target a couple of years ago.)
Dark brown (Espresso) 15 cube organizer $29.95 - Target and Wal-Mart no longer had anything to go with the one I had prior. Ended up getting the Espresso one and the two organizers on the left as well from go organize.com ~ check them out HERE!
Upper shelf and bench with dividers - bought the wood at Lowe's with my father-in-law. He sanded it down measured and cut it to size for me. I ended up staining it with some stain we already had and I think it turned out great.
I have to say, I think the dark and light browns go great together and look really rich and warm. Very welcoming when coming into the house.
|Here's what it looks like now with stuff in it. |
No more closet doors to shut and hide all the crap
so it stays pretty clean most of the time.