Sunday, April 20, 2014

What's in the closet?

I didn't think that I would get it done but I did.  I cleaned out the entry closet and painted it.  I have never liked a white closet.  I don't know why when people repaint a house they leave the closets white.  When we bought this house they repainted the upstairs but not the basement (all white).

I decided to paint the closet a yellow.  I didn't have enough paint leftover from the laundry room so I mixed it with two other yellows and an off white.  So what do you do when you run out of paint for the ceiling ( I don't like white ceilings either) and you can have more mixed because you combined colors?  You improvise.

Here is the before picture.

Now here is where I improvised.  I decided to water down the paint and rag it on.

 I think that it blends in well and of course it is only the coat closet.  I was also able to get the cabinet done that I wanted to put in here under the window.  I love the oval window that is in the closet not sure why they put it there but I still love it.  Here is what the cabinet looked like before.

Here it is in the closet.  I am going to get some bins for the shelves so I can put hats and gloves in there.

The cabinet fits perfectly and it clears the air vent on the floor under the window.  I know that it is the top of a hutch but it was at Goodwill for $12.99 and it was the right size.  I wish they had the bottom piece also.  One more area done about seven or eight more to go.  Now I just have to get new closet rods so I can hang everything back up. The old ones don't fit right and the previous owner used cardboard to make them fit.

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  1. Jody you rock I luv the closet. I so need that cabinet great find. I have a entry closet that is stuffed full and in need of make over thanks for the great ideal!!!

    Cathy Cupboard Calamity <;)

    1. Thank you. I am not normally lucky to find something that fits perfect. I have been looking for months and thought I was going to have to use a bookcase instead.

  2. Your closet is wonderful. How lucky to have such a large coat closet with a window in it! Love the little hutch top. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

  3. I love your color choice. You won't want to close the door on that closet!
    Thank you for sharing,

  4. I love that color of gold! Looks wonderful!

  5. Love the new paint and that window is gorgeous! The cabinet turned out great and it will be so handy! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. love the transformation - it looks marvelous in the closet! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. The transformation is wonderful. I have been trying to get the inside painted in out home and have had to do a little creative paint mixing myself. The little cabinet works perfect in the closet! Thanks for sharing at TTF.