Our hallway closet was a space in our home that we didn’t utilize to it’s fullest potential. We stored our vacuum cleaner on one side, a few coats on the other and tossed our shoes on the floor. This way may have been easy, but it wasn’t really working out so great. I was inspired by this entryway makeover to build a bench in that area and shelves for storage. I thought this would be more pragmatic and inviting.
First things first. I painted the entryway and closet gray. That’s right, more gray walls in this house!
Next, my husband, Adam, built a grid like structure on the floor to create a base for a platform I was wanting to store shoes and what not. No more shoes on this floor! Right?
Then, he screwed plywood to the base.
After that, a second grid like structure was constructed at bench level.
To add a little pop of color in our home, I decided to paint horizontal stripes in the nook. The process of taping and painting in a relatively small area was kind of a pain in the tush, but well worth it. The greenish color was mixed by yours truly and was also applied to the walls in our half bathroom.
Before we were finished, Adam manufactured and installed a beautiful shelf above the bench.
Finally, we completed the bench with another piece of plywood.
Now, we just need to attach some trim, paint, add a bench cushion and probably a few more details I am forgetting.
Check back soon to see more work on this remodel and the final reveal!