This has actually been done for a couple months but like I said here... sometimes life slows you down! I really and truly couldn't love it anymore and I must say it has exceeded all my expectations. Lets look at a big, ugly, white, hollow core, bi folding before.
Not quite the first impression I was going for.
And.................... AFTER!!!!!! Just a little big better wouldn't you say?!?
If you haven't been following along here are parts one thru three.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that this was the very first thing I noticed when I walked into this house that I wanted to change (that and the giant green metal doors.) You can see the outside transformation including the new doors here.
After a few inspiration photos and a little reverse psychology the husband was ready to take on his first major DIY project and I must say he did an absolutely amazingly perfect job! Some beauty shots....
|Baskets from T.J. Maxx up top for extra storage of mittens, hats, etc. They were only $15 each! Steal!|
|Beautifully crafted drawers with satin nickel cup pulls. These babies hold LOTS of shoes!|
|The full entry including the revamped barrister bookcase seen here. I gotta say, this rug was a hand me down from my mother in law, we had to cut it down to fit this space but I LOVE it absolutely to death!!!!! Don't you wish you had her for a mother in law?|
|The view with both doors open as you come in from my sidewalk.|
|I made all the pillows and cushion. Specifics are in Part 2.|
|The walls are clad in wainscoting and painted in Behr Wheat Bread. |
I would love to give you a complete cost break down but the receipts are literally everywhere and after returns and about 20 trips they just all got separated. I can estimate it came in between $300 and $400. After buying all the wood, the wainscoting, hooks and pulls, fabric and foam for the seat. Not terribly bad considering the estimate I got last time I wanted something built in! Big pat on the back Will.... you're the man!
I gotta say my major inspiration for this project was from the House of Smith's. I must give her a shout out and send you over to check out her amazing blog if by some crazy chance you don't already read it daily! Here is the link the her closet makeover.
One final before and after.
If I missed anything you have questions about leave me a comment or shoot an email and I'll get right back to you!
**UPDATE! So many of you have asked where we put all of our things now. Good question! We put them where they belong! We never have more than one jacket each here so they rest are put away in their rightful spot. Shoes go in the built in drawers and odds and ends like mittens and scarves go in the baskets above. Now, mystery solved :-)**