Making a coat closet

I wish I could stick to just one project at a time. Remember the guest room redo? Nothing new to report there.

But while cruising around Craigslist looking for a nightstand for the guest room, I found this bad boy.

We have been needing something to hold our water filter for oh, the last 2 or 3 years since we’ve had it. Check it out here on Christmas morning.

Not looking so hot there, water filter.

We’re super happy with the new cart. It also makes a great pantry. We don’t keep to many pre-made or packaged foods around, so we moved our few pantry items from our current tiny “pantry” to the cart.

Yeah, that’s all the pantry space we had. Three shelves. Notice how the breaker box is right smack dab in the middle? That’s fun. Really helps fit lots of shelves in there.

So this lame old pantry is going to become our new coat closet! Remember how we only have 1 closet in each bedroom? I am so excited to have a new closet. Even if it is only 12 inches deep.

The plan is to paint the closet with leftover paint, and hang some pegs or coat hooks like this

Even if it doesn’t hold all of our coats, at least it gives us somewhere other than the back of a dining room chair to hang the coat that we just took off. And the location is perfect. Just inside the garage door.

So a new project is added to the list. And that’s how a new water filter cart = new coat closet. Stay tuned for updates! Shelves are down. Next up…puttying

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    • amber
    • February 11th, 2011

    That’s a great idea. I have thought about turning ours into a little office nook before. Someplace for the computer and all the paperwork you have to keep.

      • Ali
      • February 11th, 2011

      Amber, an office is a great idea too. Argh, stop giving me so many ideas! 🙂 what do you do with all yalls coats?

    • mom
    • February 12th, 2011

    Yeah! Finally that crazy pantry can become a much needed coat closet. When I saw the pic of the pegs I thought that you stole amelia’s pegs. Actually you can buy the stuff to make your own peg rack at Home Depot. c
    Check it out. I could spend your home depot money very easily.
    Keep projecting!

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