I've mentioned before that we have a teeny tiny addition on our side entry that the previous owners built. I'm grateful for the extra few feet of space since the original house design had people walking in right onto the stair landing!
While I'm grateful for the little bit of extra space that the addition provides, I'm not grateful for the design. Nothing, and I mean nothing matches the rest of the house. Each wall is a different material, there is no door on the little coat cubby, and there is light beige carpeting that is no longer light beige if-you-know-what-I-mean.
Awhile back I decided to organize the little coat closet nook since it had become a catch-all for all kinds of ugly junk. Phonebooks, flashlights, old newspapers, hats, dog toys, you name it.
With that spot organized and looking pretty, my next problem was finding a place to store all of Coop's little jackets and snowsuits.
We decided to add a small row of hooks along one of the walls for an extra bit of hanging storage.
This was a super easy project. One of those things that we wish we had done months ago! We picked up a 4-foot piece of pine as well as five oil-rubbed bronze hooks from Lowe's.
We cut the board to size, primed it with indoor, all-purpose primer, painted it with two coats of leftover trim paint (Simply White by Benjamin Moore), and screwed in the hooks. (My clever hubs made sure to conceal the screws underneath the hooks.)
Don't get me wrong, the space is still small and still ugly.
However, at least we now have a spot for some tiny jackets until we get around to a full-fledged side entry renovation!
P.S. I love me some green but I'm getting tired of that colour! I'm thinking it's time for an update.
P.S.S. Don't tell Alex.
P.S.S.S. I really, really appreciated your thoughtful and supportive comments on my last post.
We just finished watching the first season of Downton Abbey. I keep having to stop myself from speaking in a British accent when I'm out in public. ;)