Wednesday, January 3, 2018

S100 ROOM MAKEOVER: THE UNDER THE STAIRS CLOSET



I'm excited to take part of another $100 Room Challenge hosted by Lemons, Lavender and Laundry.  Basically we have one month to makeover one room in the house for under $100!  This time I'm tackling our under the stairs storage closet.  It's very unglamourous and very small but our house does not have a coat closet (what?!) and so I have high hopes of transforming this space into something more functional even the space might not ever look as pretty as I would like.

Since I was too excited to get started on the project (New Year's goal to get organized) I forgot to take a before shot of the closet.

But the plan is to 1) Clean it out!  Right now it is a resting place of some unpacked boxes from when we moved in 6 months ago, lots of shoes, backpacks and basically things we just throw in to do a speedy decluttering of the house when we have guests over (mostly toys - sorry kids!)

2) Add a wall of hooks to hang said backpacks and maybe shelves to store all loose items like hats, sunglasses, etc.

3) Add a coat rod to hang all of our jackets.  What house doesn't come with a coat closet?  Apparently we were 'lucky' to find the only one without one.  =)

4) Spruce up the place with a bit of paint.  I would love to add artwork but the space is really small and it would ideally function as both a storage and coat closet so I doubt you would even see the walls after we get done storing our items in it.  But we shall see!




8 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what you do with your closet, Emily! Your living room bookshelves inspired me to do my own this time around!

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    1. Can't wait to see how your room turns out!

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  2. We don't have a coat closet either. Well, we might have but I turned the only closet into a pantry. Good luck!

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    1. Glad to hear we aren't the only ones! We have been using our bedroom closet to store our coats so can't wait to get a designated space to finally put everything.

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  3. Ahhh the room under the stairs. A great place to organize. My girlfriend calls hers "The Mouse House" I'm not sure why but it's definitely a place that needs a once over from time to time. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

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    1. Love that nickname! I think I will adopt that name for the kids to use. =) But yes, definitely this is a room that needs to be organized.

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  4. I cannot believe there's no coat closet! What?! A space under the stairs sounds perfect for a faux coat closet. Happy to have you joining again!

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  5. I know right? Glad you are hosting us again! You're challenges keep me motivated otherwise I would never get anything done.

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