One of the last little spaces in our house to make over was the entryway closet where we keep things like shoes, scarves, bags, hats and that sort of stuff. I can't seem to find a before shot (although if I do find one I will add it in here) but it was a basic closet with beat up yellow walls that I am pretty sure hadn't been painted since the house was originally built. When we first moved in I painted the walls with some leftover paint from another room so at least it would feel a little cleaner in here and then we added a few hooks and then just sort of threw everything in here and it never stayed very organized. I wish I had done this closet sooner because since we made it over it has been so much easier to keep it organized. The girls each have a basket over on the right for their shoes and they actually have been putting them in there every day which is so much nicer than opening the closet door to find a big pile of shoes - ha!
My favorite part of this closet is the wallpaper. We used this print from Wallpaper Direct and I absolutely love it. It was one that everyone in our family liked equally which is unusual - ha! This was the girls and Jon's favorite print - they love the fun of having the little English houses on the walls and I love the simple black and white color scheme and the fact that it's such a fun and unexpected surprise to find when you open the door. After the wallpaper went up I added some hooks for our sweatshirts, bags and hats - we rarely wear coats but live in our sweaters and hoodies. I also added hooks to the backside of the door which I have done on almost all of our closet doors - it's a nice extra little space to hang things. And then of course we added a bunch of baskets.
Because all but a couple of months a year we keep our coats up in the guest closet upstairs I hung this chalkboard print in here. I figured it would be a fun place to change out our monthly prints and get to see them every morning. It will be more hidden in a couple of months once we move our coats back down here but seeing how there are only 2-3 months we actually wear our coats here I figured we would at least get to see it for the majority of the year.
Wallpaper - Wallpaper Direct - Hampstead in Ink
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss
Baskets on the right - Handled Storage Basket in the small size by Birch Lane
White shoe stand on the right - Target
Baskets on ground - HomeGoods
Shoes on basket - Joyfolie
Basket on top shelf - Ikea
Cowboy Boots - Sheplers
Hooks - Ikea
Frame - World Market
Print - Dear Lillie
Hoodies - Evy's Tree
Scarf - made by my sister, Dana
Hat and scarf on door - J.Crew
I hope you all are having a wonderful Labor Day!
Wallpaper provided by Wallpaper Direct. All thoughts and opinions are my own.