Ever since I first moved into my house last year, I've been challenged by my 5 1/2' x 6' entry foyer/porch. There is no closet in it or even near it. The previous homeowners had a row of hooks on the wall and a sofa table against the opposite wall and that was it. I tried my best to live with it like this for a little while:
But for someone like me (I have a MAJOR coat and jacket fetish, not to mention shoes and boots...) I just couldn't live that way. For a few months, I had a small wardrobe in the space but it didn't really work that well for me. I put a much larger wardrobe in there which worked for storage but took up so much space, the entry felt jammed and uncomfortable.
I took the doors off hoping to open up the space a bit more:
|Much better use of space :)|
I went to work building some shutters out of tongue & groove pine leftovers - they're just a teeny bit too short to fully cover the panel, but they do the trick and all it took was two 10' 1x6 boards. I painted them Rustoleum Heirloom White and then wiped Minwax Dark Oak stain over the top of the shutters so they would blend into the space a little better. Plus a few months ago I scored an almost brand new set of linen covered boxes at a garage sale for $10 and they fit perfectly in my cube storage unit.
I painted a piece of left-over baseboard in the same colour as the wall, added hooks and stenciled numbers above them to dress up the shelf section. I also searched out all the matching baskets I have to fill the shelves below.
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