Weekend Project: Convert a Closet

Photo Credit:  Tina Giovan | House & Home - March 2011
I know this is probably one of the most clich├ęd decorating tricks in the book (pimping out a closet for a different use) but I really like this idea which I haven't seen before for an entryway and an easy do-able weekend project if I've ever seen one.  Knocking out the closet door, fitting in a little bench and peg-rail hooks for coats.  I love the idea of having a seating area in the entryway to sit down on to slip on your boots but can sometimes not be obtainable due to the extra space it takes up.  This idea however, takes care of it quite nicely, and I'd even add baskets underneath to house shoes or personal items.  Found via the March 2011 issue of House and Home magazine. Photo Credit:  Tina Giovan.

Jan Halvarson

17 comments:

kristine said...

I love this idea as well. I just converted my daughters closet into a homework station. Will be posting pics this week on my blog www.mydiywithadime.com

Jan Halvarson said...

Hi Kristine,

Oh how fun!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

I wish I had an extra closet to convert into this! Love it!

Laura said...

It's a lovely idea. Your suggestion about adding further storage is an excellent one - we can never have enough. Love your blog!

GALaxy said...

I love this idea, too! Sometimes you've got to really wonder who designs closet doors so they totally interfere with the main house door (our set-up completely). This would really solve all of my irritations! I especially love your idea for shoe baskets under the bench. Mine currently reside in plastic garbage bags. Not cute.

Sarah Smile said...

That is a great idea, I wish I had the closet space to spare! Thanks for posting. xoxo
www.luckylucychance.blogspot.com

JenJen said...

Convert a closet? Nooo, I want to figure out a way to convert spaces INTO MORE CLOSETS!

Lady Grey said...

love the little bench, looks great!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I love this!! It is so cute and so very useful.Love your blog!

Jan Halvarson said...

JenJen - haha - me too!
Alicia - thanks!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I simply love this idea!! I have the perfect closet to do it with right in my entry way too. Now I've got to convince the husband....
Excellent!

Aprendeconvale said...

You talented girl! I wish I would dare with such big projects! great!

Lauren said...

I have an unused closet in my bedroom that would be the perfect size for such a project. It's a lovely idea.

Unknown said...

such a cool idea

Pinecone Camp said...

I wish I had an extra closet to magically turn into something else. This is a great idea!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

This is brilliant!

whereorwhat said...

LIKE IT!=)