A few days before Thanksgiving I decided to make an entryway closet makeover. It was a fun process but it definitely took me longer than a few days to complete it. Haha what is it about setting unrealistic goals?
I think overall it took me 3-4 days to finish the whole closet, including waiting time on the paint between the coats. And it was so much fun to see my sketch-up plan come to life!
I already wrote about the plans for this entryway closet makeover and most of it actually went according to a plan. Besides the colors of the closet. The thing is, it's a rental house and I did this makeover for my landlady who is planning to sell the house soon. So she asked me to make it appeal to everyone. Hence the choice of white paint.
The paint I chose is the same color I painted the playroom - "whisper white" by Behr. I just love the tones, it's not too cool, not too yellow but a perfect amount of warmth.
So let's see the not so pretty "before"
Here is how it looked during the process when I ripped off the old trim, put the shelf higher, and added a new trim for hooks.
And here is a glorious "after"
For the trim, I used 1x4" as 1x5" pre-primed boards.
My favorite part of this closet renovation was to move shoe cubbies to the sides. I have a detailed tutorial on how to make shoe cubbies with plans. I feel this small change not only made the whole space more organized but also makes so much more sense. Now kids have a place for shoes, I have a place for my shoes but it doesn't seem to overcrowd the closet. On the contrary, it kind of gives it a look of a walk-in closet.
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As I mentioned before, I went for a very classy look and chose to use warm wood tones, white colors, and black hooks for contrast.
Another thing that I absolutely love about this closet is that I removed the long coat rod and replaced it with a shorter one on the side. This one is 24" long but it serves the purpose perfectly.
- Black hooks. got these and these from Amazon for $12 each
- Pre-primed 1x4" boards
- Pre-primed 1x5" boards
- Baskets. I got mine from Home Goods but similar here
- Coat rod. The very basic one that extends from 18-30", you can find it here.
- materials for shoe cubbies here
What do you think about this coat entryway closet makeover? I absolutely love it. It's so much more functional, modern, and appealing.
If you'd like to watch a video version of this closet makeover and to see what went wrong during the process and how I fixed it, you can watch a video on my YouTube channel.
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If you have any questions, you can always DM me on my Instagram @ifonlyapril.
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