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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Add Coat Hooks to Your Hallway

I've never owned a new construction home before so maybe this is typical but we have a strange little alcove beside the front hall closet that is was a useless space. It was calling my name and begging for a makeover.  I decided to add an area for the kids to hang wet coats and footwear on "those"days when the stuff is too wet to go straight to the closet.


I forgot to take a photo before I started but here is one from our tour before we bought the house.  Ugly, I know but don't judge, people.  Shortly I'll be showing you the before and after of this area.

Here's how it all went down.

1.  Mark off your stripes to be painted and tape (hello, Frog Tape!).

 Painting stripes is a bit mindless so I added a B to the areas to be painted black just to keep me on track.

2.  Paint and remove tape.  I still maintain that success with crisp stripes is in removing the tape immediately after your final coat is applied.

3.  I found some 4 1/2" wood in our garage but use whatever you have.  Cut to size keeping in mind that the sides need to be shorter by the thickness of the wood on the back wall.  Prepare the walls with anchors and pre-drill the wood, then paint.



4.  Add your hooks.  I was toying with the idea of adding drawer pulls (as you can see from the photo above) but I thought my kids might end up with coats on the floor so stayed on plan with the hooks.

My Thoughts -- I could have added more hooks on the sides but I didn't want the area to be cluttered.  3 hooks works perfectly without the area being overrun with "stuff".  


Here I get to showcase my favourite little pieces including the cat sketch created for us by our 13-year-old family friend.


41 comments:

  1. Carol, it's awesome! I'm doing a entry makeover too but I'm afraid it won't be as cool as yours:)

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  2. That looks beautiful. And black and white stripes, ahhh. You did a great job. Love the pictures too.

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  3. This is perfect! I love the stripes!

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  4. I love it - really chic. I want to add some stripes to the dining room, and you've given me the push I needed with this redo!

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  5. You are the Queen of Stripes! Great practical use of that funny little space.

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  6. This little alcove looks GORGEOUS!! I love the stripes, hooks and the artwork you hung is so pretty and perfect with the stripes. The polka dotty piece is my favorite. Wow!!

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  7. I love your alcove! You make those stripes look easy... and I LOVE the way you showcased your artwork. Nice!!!

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  8. Just pinned a picture of this to my pinterest board, Mudroom Envy. Great idea!

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  9. Very cute and a great use of this strange space!

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  10. Clever girl! This looks great, you've turned your awkward cove into a feature!

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  11. I love your art on the wall! This a perfect idea for that alcove and the stripes make it seem even bigger! It is so functional and gorgeous, great job!

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  12. Fun! You really made the most of an area that could have been overlooked. I've noticed over the past few years that new construction contains little alcoves a lot. When we were building we asked them to rework the blueprints to remove an alcove. But now that I see how you treated yours I'm thinking that it might have become an asset.

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  13. So cool - I love the black and white stripes!!

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  14. totally adorable. I love when transitional spaces are treated at the same level as "big" spaces!

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  15. I use hooks in the entry for our little ones, it's a great way to have them help keep things tidy. Love your striped version.

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  16. Perfection! I am a sucker for black and white stripes, so this is perfect!

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  17. Gorgeous! Like all your "after" shots, I thought it was an inspiration photo before I realized you created it. Love it!

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  18. Great use of the space. How awesome are those stripes!

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  19. OMG this is awesome! And your paint job makes theflooring look sooooo much nicer. (ugly in the before shot is an understatement...)

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  20. How fun Carol! And I agree with big props for the Frog Tape and removing the tape right away - clean crisp lines as you've showed so beautifully with that black paint. Can't get enough of those stripes! What do the kids think?

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  21. Well done Carol! Love the stripes and sounds like it will be a very practical solution for your climate too...perfect. :)

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  22. When I first scrolled down to start reading this entry I thought it was a link up to Windsor Smith or House Beautiful...seriously the touches of gold & the STRIPES! great job!
    I especially like how it works with the floor!
    Wow! I am so excited to follow your journey as you make your home your own!
    Thanks for dropping by!

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  23. Brilliant Carol! Speaking of Brilliant ... I would love to use this for our brilliant post ... yes?

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  24. Looks Classy and Crafty! You must be having so much DIYing up your house!

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  25. You made an incredibly cool little space out of that "strange little alcove" and so useful, because if the coats are hung them simply end up on the floor!

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  26. What a great idea for that space! Love the stripes!

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  27. Carol! I love your alcove, it's beautiful! The black and white stripes make all the difference. What a clever way to utilize the small space for hanging coats, etc!

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    Have a lovely day, Carol!

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  28. This is a great little makeover. Love the stripes, love the brass tones, and LOVE the styling above. Coat hooks rock!
    Camille

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  29. Looks very beautiful and elegant in a classic style. I really liked the fact that it is very easy and not expensive. Lacks only rack for shoes storage at the same style)

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  30. this is an awesome project! i am new here- from lisa's blog- and going to hop around to take a look at your other projects!

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  31. Awesome project! I love the stripes. You definitely made a useless space much more effective!

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  32. LOVE the black and white stripes! I've been wanting to do this in my home, but haven't found the right place...yet!

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  33. It looks so nice and different! The stripes look perfect and the hangers are so useful.
    I have just discoverd your blog at Classic Chic Home, and I fell in love immediatly. I couldn´t stop reading back!
    I follow, and I´ll be around!

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  34. Wow! So clever. I love the black stripes - they turned out great! Cannot even tell you how much I adore that little space. Nice job, Carol.

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  35. I'm still catching up here and just saw this post, love the makeover! what a great solution for this wee space, love the stripes and the gold hooks and the framed art...perfect!

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  36. Brilliant! My vote for the best use of wasted space ever! You are so clever.....

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  37. this is so so fabulous. I love finding ways to use dead space, but man, the stripes totally transform this into a little destination. It would make me smile eveytime I walked in

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  38. A great use of this space! I saw this the other day on Pinterest, I think, and didn't know it was yours. Love the stripes.

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  39. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest, posted on fb, and featured at Creative DIYers Club. Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

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