Monday, December 5, 2016

Painting closet doors black

Painting closet doors black

I’ve been tweaking our entryway closet a lot over the years. There was the time I painted it a too-bright “grellow” and then added red storage bins to accidentally give it a hideous Christmas effect. I repainted and added hooks and it looked much better, but then the shelves got cluttered too quickly and the hooks were overloaded.

Messy hall closet
Totally unstaged. Clearly.

I’m not surprised I’m still tweaking it, five years into this house, because this closet has a big job to do: holding coats, shoes, mittens, hats, backpacks, purses and miscellany for four people. Thanks to Canada’s unpredictable weather, this means each person often needs three different jackets in a single week -- not to mention different footwear, splash pants, snow pants and maybe an umbrella.

Organized hall closet
The latest instalment had me using white laundry baskets on the shelves to hold overflow jackets and shoes, and the adult shoes were jumbled together on the floor. I finally decided enough was enough. The hooks were working, but I needed to drop a bit of cash in order to take it to a more “completed” level.

Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmad Home


Painting closet doors black

Painting closet doors black

Painting closet doors black

Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmad Home

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2 comments:

Virginia said...

lookin good! Perfect organziation solution!

Valley Family Fun said...

What a difference!!