Friday, January 9, 2015

Entry Closet Redo...with vintage lockers

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 Happy New Year friends!
Time for a fresh start...a clean slate :)

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 I mentioned in my KITCHEN REDO POST that I really wanted to update this entry closet turned pantry...now its a mini "mud room".
We actually started this project in November but just finally had time to "style" it to share.
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  Sadly, I don't have a great "before" picture of the inside.  But I can give you a brief description...lots of wire shelving and random stuff that didn't have a home after our kitchen redo.  
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We started by removing those bi-fold doors.  Yippee!
Then we removed the shelving and filled lots and lots of holes.  Next my husband framed in the opening to give it a more finished look.  After some painting...
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 ...it was ready for the fun vintage lockers I bought this fall at Antiques Downtown.
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This set didn't have the original locker numbers so I added some adhesive label tags and the words "Home Sweet Home" for fun.
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 There were a couple of holes in this locker already.  Perfect spot for a warm welcome.
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I had lots of fun accessorizing the top.  
I have a feeling this will be another area that will get some seasonal "switch ups".
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 This is what it looked like at Christmas.
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I bought this sign at the thrift store...but the back says https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlyBundled
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We added lots of hooks to make this little space fun and functional.
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 I purchased this sign at the fall Junk Bonanza. 
It was "love at first sight".
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A couple of little stools stacked up for shoe storage.
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 The lockers are hiding some of our cleaning supplies.
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 Another hook to hold a broom and dust pan that was too cute to hide away :)
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 I love this outdoor mat from Target.
It's great spot to stash snowy boots without wrecking the floor.
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I got this sign made by my friend Joan of Signs of the Times from my family for Christmas.
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I have another fun piece from Joan by my front door.  I love to have scripture all over my house.  Have you noticed?
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Here's the view from another angle.
(CRATE LIGHT FIXTURE)
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We covered the back of this little cupboard with barn tin and pulled it out into the room to create a more defined entry space.
(The green suitcase holds more craft supplies.)
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You might remember that basket light fixture from "way back when"...
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 I posted it back in 2011...
Chippy Welcome
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So I guess that's all I have to say for now.

Thanks for stopping by...
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I have a few more "cluttered" areas to freshen up!  It feels so good to get organized, doesn't it?

Until next time,

18 comments:

  1. Lovely to look at and such great storage. Love your vignettes on top of the lockers. I love hooks, somewhere for boots and shoes and jackets and hats and ...

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  2. Great idea for a closet re-do Laurel! One of these days I will get to mine :) Great job and beautiful closet (love the lockers!)

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  3. That is such a GREAT idea! Much better than a typical closet.

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  4. Laurel,
    You sure had one GREAT idea changing this closet into a small mudroom. Like how you added the lockers and all the other décor. Hope you will share at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Wow, what a fun space you created, those lockers were meant to be there! Love all the signs and that smiling dust pan is just too cute.

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  6. Looks fantastic! It's a good thing lockers are so cool cause they can store a lot! I need you to come over and put your touch on our house!

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  7. NO WAY!!! This is so cute, I love it all! I may have to redo my entry closet now! Mine is smaller than yours but I think I could do it with one or two old lockers!

    Tania

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  8. Laurel,
    what a great idea, you've made a perfect space out of a "ho hum" closet! It's so practical and fun! Great job!
    Rebecca

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  9. Laurel,
    This is super cute and so functional and yet is such a statement area now. What a fun and unique creative mud room/ closet in your entry. I love this. You never cease to amaze me with your creative soul. Beautiful.
    Kris

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  10. I was at the store when you bought those lockers! WOW, it looks so cool!! Very creative.
    Happy New Year!
    warmly,
    deb

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  11. This turned out great and love that you came up with such cute storage. The mat from Target is adorable

    Cindy

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  12. What a nice and useful area...junkin' style!

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  13. Dang girlie... your house is utterly charming! Wowzers!
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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  14. Such a fun place you created in there!! Love the lockers!! It all looks so great and exciting to walk into! And I just love that light fixture too!! :) xo Holly

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  15. I LOVE this Laurel! So fun and inviting! I am about to fix my entry closet, but it is WAY smaller than yours. I love that you could add the lockers, cute! I also love that you have scripture all over your home, that is something I want to do, but haven't thanks for being a great example!

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