These wall boards are white washed hardwood and are from Weber Lumber.
I love it because it has just enough blue to add color to this space while keeping the “vintage” feel.
I loved the functionality of the shelf, but I still felt like it still looked like a “shelf.”
I actually had some wood boards leftover from my headboard, and I added them to finish the bench.
The last thing I did was add a little molding to both sides of the wood boards to make it look finished.
To add the shelving, we started by adding 2x3's (use a level!) and securing to the wall.
Before we painted, we made sure the shelves fit between the 2x3s
The AFTER: So much easier to keep organized!
In this case, the tile work is my focal point so I wanted to keep everything else simple.
I was tired of coming home to see piles of boots, shoes, jackets - so I decided to makeover the coat closet.
I then cut a 2x4 to size and screwed it to the studs along the back wall and each side of the closet.
I placed the planks on the 2x4 cleat I had just installed and then nailed them to the 2x4s underneath.
For the side storage, I anchored 1x2 cleats to the studs, then added 1x12 shelves. Baskets are from IKEA
As you can see the entryway is more organized and useful. I'm very pleased with how this turned out.
This is how the space started 2 years ago at the beginning of the renovation.
We replaced the window with a larger one & the door with a full lite. We also replaced studs and added drywall.
We ripped up the tile, leveled the floor with concrete leveler, and laid luxury vinyl plank flooring.
We used scrap wood from shelving we tore out of the garage area to build this easy bench with cubbies.
This space went from dark and cramped to bright and airy and serves as a space to drop all of our dirty boots and jackets.