You don’t have to google for long before you find a bazillion foyer closet makeovers. Everyone’s blog has one or two or ten. Pinterest is LOADED with them. So I’m not telling you anything new with mine.
BUT mine was simple and easily done in a couple hours on a Saturday morning. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for a very quick and very cheap closet makeover, feel free to read on.
When I decided to redo our foyer closet, I was looking for an attractive way to store our JUNK in there and a good place to drop our nasty shoes.
We moved in in November and we had bulky coats and gloves and hats just thrown in the closet. One day it occurred to me that these need to be organized and that closet door was ugly. Funny how long it takes you to realize something can be improved ha!
The foyer closet at our old house was where we kept all cleaning supplies, vacuums and tons of wrapping paper and gift bags (we are not the only ones who reuse those are we?????). So when we moved in, I automatically threw those things back in the front closet just by habit. (I forgot to take a before picture, so I already had the closet pretty well cleaned out by the time I remembered to take the ones I have above…again with the forgetting to take a before pic!!!)
With so much junk in the closet, it was getting to be annoying, so I moved the vacuum and cleaning stuff to the laundry room…why didn’t I think of that before???!!! And I moved the gift bags and paper to an unused closet in the back bedroom–we have like four unused closets in the house…hello!!!!use them!!!
So then all we had were coats, gloves, and hats 🙂 I can deal with that.
I threw the remaining stuff in the closet on the floor and proceeded to paint the walls and trim. You can’t tell from the pics, but the white trim in the hallway is more of a pinkish tinted white. Half of the house trim is white and half was this pinkish white. Ew. So I painted the trim white white…which looks much cleaner (and recently redid all the hallway trim so now it matches…hooray!!!)
Once the paint dried, I screwed 2x4s in the studs to support the bench and then pocket screwed a couple 1x6s together with a piece of 1×3 on the front, stained it, then set it on the 2x4s to make the bench. I used a couple 4x4s in the middle as supports because the 1xs don’t hold too much weight…I just used what I had on hand 🙂
The original closet had a shelf board, so I painted it and added wood supports on the wall (instead of using the old ugly metal supports) from some scrap 1x6s. Then I added some hooks for coats and some galvanized brackets (for looks). Then I was done. Quick and easy, but I think it looks nice.
I added a cheap boot tray with some white rock for our boots and muddy shoes and a little bicycle decor 🙂 and a couple baskets to house our gloves and hats. Functional and cute…my kinda closet!
We could have done the whole tear out a wall and make a massive closet/mudroom (I see it on Pinterest and think “I need to do that”, then I realize it isn’t necessary ha) , but we don’t plan in spending a whole lot of time in the foyer….who does??….so I spent a Saturday morning and a few bucks to make our little foyer closet pretty and efficient. That’s all it needed 🙂
Does your foyer or coat closet need a facelift or some organization? Don’t put it off….it can be a simple fix and much worth the effort!!