Sunday, March 28, 2010

Camouflaging the Coat Closet

One of the goals for our house is to re-route our front walkway, which currently goes from the sidewalk to the porch and front door, so that it curves from the porch and front door to the driveway. This would allow us to begin utilizing our front door as our primary entry way, as opposed to the side door. As we get closer to spring and summer, this plan is slowly becoming more of a reality.

However, in the mean time I am able to work on other indoor side projects for this larger outdoor project. The first of which is changing the appearance of what you see when you walk in the front door - the coat closet.

We love having a coat closet and even a nice contained (albeit small) entry way. But the view into the house when the front door is open, and especially as you walk into the house for the first time definitely leaves something to be desired. Don't get me wrong, I am a self-proclaimed coat fashionista and so they are very nice to look at. But we just didn't want a mass of coats to be the first thing you see when you walk into our house.

My solution to camouflaging the coat closet

After we rearranged the way in which our living room curtains were hanging, we had an extra curtain panel. Combine that with the tension rod that the previous owners had left in the bathroom,

and voila, you have lovely drape coverage for our coat closet!

So now when you walk in our front door you will see this

As opposed to this

The best part is that I was able to accomplish this look using supplies the we already had in the house AND it matches the look of the attached living room, so the flow is maintained continuous from room to room!

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