One of my favorite blogs is The House of Smiths. Shelley and her husband Cason are really creative, and it’s fun to follow their home-improvement projects. This one wowed me because it’s something I’d never seen before and would never have thought of doing.
See that standard coat closet? Shelley says they never used it for more than “a dumping ground,” really, so they opened it up and created a charming mudroom-like nook with a bench and storage for their family. Here’s how it looks now:
Shelley says, “It’s been such a fun, challenging, LONG journey to get from a boring closet with a door that basically blocked our entire entryway, when opened…to an airy, fresh, larger space that definitely brings personality, visual interest and comfort into our home.”
I love it. I also love that she says, “We’ve come to realize that our house doesn’t have to be the biggest, or filled with the nicest, most expensive, trendiest decor… it just has to make us FEEL happy.”
Visit The House of Smiths to see how they created this new space, step by step, and for all the source info. She also explains where all the coats and stuff went, if you’re wondering!
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