Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. My mom is currently visiting from Ireland so we’ve been busy shopping and sightseeing around Boston.
Last week we attempted to empty our spare closets so that we can get a start on the baby’s nursery. Emptying everything out was the easy part…figuring out a new home proved more difficult! I knew this signaled a quick closet makeover!
Let me set the scene for you: The hall closet is fully shelved and is home to towels, bed linens and cleaning supplies. This is where I wanted to move everything. The closet in the office (soon to be nursery) houses brooms, vacuums, etc. These taller items were the tricky ones to move.
Immediately I thought to remove a couple of the lower shelves to fit these items below. No joy there. The bottom of the closet was slightly raised which lost me the extra couple of inches I needed. My solution? Knock out the bottom part of course.
I assumed the hardwood floor went the whole way into the closet, similar to all the other closets in the house. Mneh, no luck there either!
Determined not to spend a cent on this mini-makeover, I put my thinking cap on. Remember when I put faux hardwood down in the laundry room? I still have a ton of that stuff left! So I went down to the basement to fetch it and within 10 minutes, I had a brand spanking new floor in the closet!
Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
Brian then created a little shelf in one corner for me and I popped a basket on the floor for bits ‘n’ bobs.
Let’s be honest – it’s not some amazingly beautiful transformation. It certainly could still use a lick of paint BUT it’s a functional transformation that I’m very happy with!
Have you made any rooms or closets in your home more functional lately? Share the details in the comments section!