creating a hallway closet when you don’t have one

December 1, 2010

OUR HOME is great. I mean, we like it. We do pray we won’t live here for­ever but it’s just fine for now. Plus its really old so we can do what­ever we want to it and it will only improve. Which is nice. For me. Because I change stuff every 30 seconds.

I have a point. My home has no stor­age– no closet space. I hate it. I tend to get more irri­tated about this in the win­ter when all the coats/hats/scarf/winter crap comes out and I have NO place to put it all.

I know you are really sad for me, but DONT WORRY. I fig­ured out a very nice alter­na­tive to hav­ing no hall­way closet.…so all you peo­ple out there with small old houses can use this idea too. I mean, its not rocket sci­ence, but WHATEVER, I am excited.

I hid it right behind the front door. Oh, and I rec­og­nize that it already looks sloppy with all our junk…but THIS IS REAL LIFE PEOPLE. I don’t just have one nice scarf and a pretty umbrella to hang.

makeshift hallway closet

The hooks are from IKEA (2 for $5). I bought 10 of them and hung 3 of them low so Ella can hang all her stuff on her own (less for me to do).



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  • Afton

    I liked our old house too … but the TINY clos­ets were def­i­nitely not my favorites.

  • Maria

    Way to be resource­ful, and might I say that brown tote you have hang­ing there is fab­u­lous– where did you get it?

    • Maria– Moore & Giles.…I used to work there in my graphic design days…fabulous bags!

  • real life baby.. real life.

  • Beja

    Thanks for shar­ing! It just proves that buy­ing an expen­sive cat­a­log stor­age unit fur­ni­ture isn’t nec­es­sary. Thanks for being real with what stuff is hang­ing there. It’s makes your view­ers feel ade­quate! I’m a new follower!

    • Wel­come! Glad you stopped by and thank you for your kind words :)

    • Thanks!

    • Anony­mous

      Wel­come! Glad you stopped by and thank you for your kind words :)


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