Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Coat Rack Re-do...

Hey friends! I am finally getting back into a daily routine and that means back into blogging! I have several projects I finished in the past month or so, and I will start posting about them this week.

I don't know about you, but we have a "Catch All" coat rack/shoe bin that is right inside the backdoor from the garage. It has bugged me since we moved into the house over a year ago. I was uninspired to do too much to it though, with all of the other projects that I had going on. Now that most of the bigger projects are done, I am moving on to smaller things. This coat rack was on that list.

Here is how it looked for the past year:
And here it is now:


The shelf is 48 inches wide and is stained in a dark finish. I was originally gonna put a piece of beadboard on the wall and stain it the same color, then try to find a bench to sit at the bottom so it looked more like a built-in. But when my mother in law came across this trunk, and it was already the right size and color, I abandoned the original plan and went the easier route. I got a great deal on the trunk and just made a cushion for the top.

As for the rest of the decor, I shopped my house so I didn't have to spend any moola. I mixed a bunch of paints together and created a blue that I liked. I painted the Welcome sign and "HOME" letters in that. I made the floral arrangements for my mantle a long time ago, and didn't like them there, so I moved them and they work much better in this space.
What do you think of the new space? I love it! It is so much more functional and it just makes me happy when I come in the back door, and isn't having a home that makes you feel good what all the decorating is about anyway?
I am linking up to Kimba's DIY Day:
DIY Day @ ASPTL

12 comments:

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

look awesome! I LOVE IT!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

CRAZY cute!!!

Angie said...

I think it looks AWESOME and I love the colors!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

You're right - having a home that makes you feel good IS what decorating is all about. I'm so glad your space makes you happy. I love how you made the Welcome Home sign. Can't wait to see more of your projects!!

Michelle said...

You did a wonderful job! It looks very inviting :)

Ms Bibi said...

It looks fantastic. I might borrow your idea when my hallway is finished. I really love it.

Sarah said...

I love it! Congrats on a job well done.
God's blessings, Sarah :D

peace.love.applesauce said...

Looks fab!

The Hat Chick said...

I love the contrast of the colors and materials in the words up top. Super cute!

Our Family said...

That is awesome! I love it!

edie said...

Too cute Ms. Mandi and glad you're boys are better too! I've missed ya.
hugs,
edie

somecallmechristy said...

Ughh....you are depressing me. Can you please come visit me now? I try and try and try and you just do it so much better! :) I have been wanting that exact space. I have been trying to explain it to Hubbard and we have gotten nowhere. Maybe the pic will help! I have go to find a solution to all of these bags everywhere! Love ya friend!

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