Do you have a monster inside a closet? I do.
My bedroom closet is a disaster. I don't even want to go there and face it yet.
I had another one. Not as big or as scary as the one upstairs in my bedroom, nah! But nonetheless a monster. I did face it, and it wasn't that big of a deal to get rid of it.
My foyer closet was that little monster that you don't want to see every day, but it happens to be right there where you have to constantly go through, you just can't ignore it! It had nothing special, just a boring little closet that needed a good coat of paint and a tiny dose of organization.
This is just the way it stayed for more than 10 years. Of course, after all that time it deserves some attention. Besides, if the door happens to be open when visitors come to my house, that's the first thing they get to see.
So, it needed paint, and paint I gave it, ;)
Only one coat of white paint made it look good already.
Buuuut... Still boring :/
You know I want things a little more involved.
I decided to paint this design on the back wall to get it out of the boring stage.
1" painters tape
Utility knife (with a sharp blade to cut the tape)
After the white paint dried, I began placing the horizontal lines, then the vertical lines, and cutting the excess tape.
Then, the center square was taped.
Once all the design is taped, you need to apply another coat of the same color paint you already applied to the wall. In my case, one more coat of white all around, and on top of the tape to seal it, let it dry. That prevents the top paint color seeping through the tape and not getting sharp lines on your design.
After it dries you can begin applying the top coat. I used the same grey color I'm using around my house. Sherwim Williams Requisite Gray.
Before it dries completely, remove the tape.
I love the design, it was fairly easy do to and economical, besides it draws so much attention to this little space. But I was not happy with that shelf.
And yes, I went for change ;)
I put together some pieces of wood I had in my leftover stash and Voila! A better looking shelf was created. Notice how the front board has to be attached to make it look chunkier.
And now I LOVE it! It goes way better with the other spaces, specially the kitchen at the far end.
Time to put it to good use!
Some low hooks for my little Mister to hang his stuff!
A new re-purposed rod, gives company to the newly built shelf.
I'm not scare of opening that door anymore. :)
In fact, I like it better when the door is open.
A wider view from the main entrance door.