What kind of awesome, pride-inducing DIY project can you undertake and finish in less than 3 hours?
A very pretty, very organized coat closet.
In the interest of full disclosure, it's not completely finished. I still need to decide what is going to be stored on the top shelf, and what is going to live in the drawers on the bottom, but the labor part is done. It took less than one episode of Brothers and Sisters to finish the painting, another episode to paint the shelves and the supports painted. It did take a couple of episodes for everything to dry, but I don't count that since I wasn't working, I was just laying around, chilling.
A refresher of what I started with:
quick poll about color choices and went with the winning choice.
You may be wondering why we left the hanging bar in with all the shelving. Well, since this isn't our forever house, we wanted to leave this as a potential clothes closet so we can keep up the 4 bedroom label, even though we use this room as an office. It doesn't get in the way of anything, and was already there, so it's no skin off our nose.
I found a set of wire drawers at IKEA, on my way out the door, and I instantly knew they'd be perfect for the bottom of this closet. Because of the panel on the bottom right allowing access to the bathroom plumbing, I couldn't put shelves up on this part. Since they were a whopping $14, I picked them up. I put them together, and set them into place.
The end result? Awesomeness.
BHG years ago. It's the only thing that makes sense. The brightly colored towels are the ones for our lower guestroom and bathroom, and the muted, earthy colored towels are the ones for our main bathroom. Easy sorting, and easy organization.
I still have some things to put in here, but in the interest of not filling the closet up immediately, I'm taking it slow and making sure I find the perfect home for everything.
What do you think? Too bright? Just right? Whatever your opinion, tell me!