I have major storage problems in my little home and with my growing Etsy business my kitchen desk was being taking over by wood, paint, stencils, burlap...you get the point. Then my husband made me see the light! One night he said to me "I think you have successfully redone every inch of this house except the tiny front closet." DUH! The tiny front closet (where extra throw pillows and paperwork went to die) I immediately got up and walked over to the closet, opened it and emptied it. Most of the pillows had no chance of ever making it back out into our living spaces so I bagged up a few to donate and a few went into the linen closet. I took all the paper work and folders and placed them into a large spare basket I had.
Okay, so now the closet was empty but it was rough looking. It had never been painted so I went out to the garage and grabbed my white paint and literally that night I painted that little closet.
I wanted the closet to be fun since it would be holding all my crafting supplies but I'm too cheap to buy wallpaper so I got out my blue painters tape and made some fun stripes like the ones I made on the entry foyer half wall. I love how it turned out and how it flows with the other wall when the closet door is open.
Now came the fun part, decorating this little space! I immediately realized I should bring the IKEA metal art dresser that was in my older daughters room into this closet. It has no top so I took a piece of large board we had in the garage, painted it and cut it to size. Placing it on top of the IKEA drawers gave me a counter and also allowed my girls crafts to be organized underneath.
I found some peg board we had extra from our "project organize garage". I also found some old trim pieces. I painted the trim in a bright cheerful yellow and cut them to fit around the peg board. The only part of this closet I actually went out and bought was the Wall Decals (Target $12). I added two extra screw on hooks to the back wall and hung a skinny wire basket on the opposite wall.
All the girls items are organized and put away. plus within easy access for them to get what they want. PLUS it opened up my daughter floor space in her closet to store more TOYS! lol.
There you have it! This little space is so bright and happy it makes me happy each time I open it! My kitchen desk is back to only holding decor items lol. I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out for basically nothing!