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With less than $100 I was able to transform a frustrating hall closet, to a better functioning space for our family!
All along my DIY journey, projects have happened because of a need to improve our home not just aesthetically, but mostly out of a functional need. From our laundry, to our pantry, to our home office, and now the hall closet, all have increased our storage needs and helped our family with day to day tasks. I have said if you have a problem, there is always a DIY solution.
Let’s take you back to the very beginning.
The hall closet is the space dedicated to our girls and was this way in our last house as well. I want it to be the space where their backpacks, coats, shoes, and socks live. It’s also where we keep the dog leashes and their cold weather items. However, this space just wasn’t cutting it for us because stuff would spill over onto a bench just outside this door.
Of course I don’t care if people know we actually live here, but when there can be a better solution to put things away, why not?! In my last post I explained that due to Hurricane Florence, I finished the project ahead of this week so I’ve been dying to show you the finished look. The good news about finishing the project early and having time to test it out, I can already tell you the hall closet makeover is a success. Naturally I’ve had to give a couple gentle reminders to put the book bags in the closet, but old habits can be hard to break.
The last thing I added since I had blown through my $100, was a message board using chalkboard paint, chalk stencil, and chalk pens I already had on hand. It’s the perfect way to give the girls reminders of what their schedule is for the week, plus it added the final finished touch.
The best part, the girls have loved it!! And honestly, so have I!!
There’s plenty of space for their book bags, their coats, their shoes, and their socks. Not only is it more functional, it’s also more aesthetically appealing than the wire racks. PLUS, I have enough room that I can add another shelf up higher if I need more storage space. The biggest cost came with the wood, the baskets, the hooks, the rest I had on hand, and all of it cost $98.30. BUT… If you remember, I had generous friends gift me $100 for my birthday, so in all actuality, this makeover was completely free. Happy Birthday to me!! #thisis40
So there you have you it, a space I love that doesn’t make me want to pull my hair out, all for less than $100.