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Our Hall Closet Makeover
Here is our hall closet makeover. The layout of our coat closet was a nightmare for us. The rod for hangers, when full, totally blocked the shelves. The shelves became either a catchall for stuff we never used, out of sight, out of mind. We definitely needed a redo.
First step was to figure out how I wanted to use this space. A place to hang coats, work bags, umbrellas. Storage for hats, gloves, etc. A place to leave shoes, out of sight, but quick to grab.
I totally gutted the closet of the rod, shelves and old hooks. Two new, deeper, shelves went in, and I added Fabric Storage Cubes for the hats and gloves. I labeled the boxes, of course, because I try to label everything. I also added some newer with a burnished bronze finish. No more hangers. Yay.
Next part was my favorite. I made a rectangular frame out of scrap 2X4s that I had laying around in our garage. This then got attached to the walls with heavy duty screws. I then upholstered a piece of plywood, again from the garage. This went right on top of the frame. Wallah!!!! A bench to sit while you take your shoes off and a place to put them.
Now, if I can train my 21 year old sons, their friends AND my husband to use the closet instead of using the backs of chairs, the railing or just the floor to toss their many items, I will be a very happy woman.