Coat Closet Makeover
So the nesting portion of this pregnancy is in full swing Y’all & just in time for this month’s DIY project challenge! I teamed up with some very talented bloggers for this months challenge which was to organize a space for $50!
As soon as I heard the challenge was going to be organizational I knew exactly what project I wanted to take on, the coat closet. This space was a complete disaster & so unorganized.
I told you it was pretty terrible! Every time I threw in a pair of shoes I closed my eyes & shut the door fast for fear of something grabbing me & pulling me in!
The main challenge of this project was definitely the budget but I managed to stay within-ish the $50 limit by using a lot of scrap material & paint I already had from past projects. So let’s get to the Ta-Da portion…
Totally worth a Ta-Da right?! I could not be happier with the end product or the price of the project!
DIY Coat Closet makeover:
- Painters Tape
- Scrap MDF Pieces
- 1X12X8 Paint Grade Panel
- 1X6 Pine Board
- 1×4 Pine Board
- Nail Gun
- Circular Saw
The best part about this project is that it is completely customizable & only took me a day to complete by myself! Truthfully it had to be done in 1 day because my sweet loving husband didn’t exactly know I was doing it & I would have had to hear the pregnant power tool lecture…
- After you remove everything from the space, decide where you want your first set of hooks to hang. I chose about halfway up the wall. Youll want to mark this area all the way around the room using painters tape. I made sure it was level-ish, you can always go back & touch up paint.
2. Next, I painted the bottom portion Duck White by Sherwin Williams. This is the same color I used in the Laundry Room Makeover & had some extra so I thought why not. Then, I painted the top portion Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams because again I had extra from the Office Renovation.
3. After the painting was complete I measured & cut my 1X4 for the first set of hooks. I nailed this up using my handy dandy nail gun, 2in nails & level. If you don’t have a lot of experience cutting angles this is a great space to practice on because its just a closet.
4. I followed the same steps for the 1X6 for the top hooks. I really just pretended I was hanging up something to space where I wanted this board to go. Normally all my projects have a very detailed plan, but for this one, I just went with my gut.
5. Once the hook boards were up I moved onto the top shelf. I put up this shelf using the same method we used on the Nursery Shelves because it’s super simple! The shelf portion was cut to size from the paint grade panel I bought. I added a little strip of MDF to the front because I think that looks fancy. This is the same method we used on the Office Built-In Bookshelves & I just love how thick it makes the shelf look.
6. Now it was time for the bench/shoe holder area. I honestly googled how tall a normal bench is & came up with about 20 inches. So I built the top of the bench just like a shelf using the furring strips, paint grade panel, & MDF trim. Then, I used the rest of the paint grade panel for the bottom shelf. That shelf sits directly above the molding & didn’t get any MDF because I was running out of time before Justin got home from work & truthfully I didn’t want to cope around the molding.
7. Now that the woodwork portion was over I painted & caulked the shelves, plus did all my touch up paint.
8. Finally, I was able to attach all my hooks! I found some really pretty ones at Lowes & this was honestly where the majority of my budget went. The smaller ones were $5.97 a piece (gasp, I know yall but I fell in love & was feeling vulnerable) the bigger ones were $3.97 a piece. I bought 4 of each but I may buy more to go all the way around the room, what do yall think?
After my hooks were mounted it was time to hang it up (yes horrible pun I am sorry, pregnancy is doing something weird to me)!
Now for the price breakdown!
- Paint Grade Panel $14.18
- 4 Large Hooks $15.88
- 4 Small Hooks $23.88 TOTAL= $53.94 pretty close!
All the other supplies were leftovers from other projects or I would have probably been in for closer to $100 but still not too bad for a beautiful & functional coat closet makeover!
Dont forget to check out the other incredible bloggers who participated in this months DIY Project Challenge & follow along on Instagram #DIYProjectChallenge
Emory Farm ~ Easy DIY Corner Cabinet Organizer
Joyful Derivatives ~ DIY Blanket Ladder
Kippi at Home ~ $50 Office Window Treatment Makeover
Sand Dollar Lane ~ DIY boot tray
Never Skip Brunch ~ Sunglass Holder
Rocky Canyon Rustic ~ DIY Bathroom Organization
The DIY Nuts ~ DIY Midcentury Modern Dresser Makeover
Handmade with Ashley ~ DIY Dust Collection Cart
1905 Farmhouse ~ Jewelry Wall Organizer
Rufus & Henrietta ~ Wrapping Paper Storage