So, if you've been following along at all, you've probably seen our finished laundry room and the projects that went along with it (here, here, and here.)
Earlier this week I started organizing the drawers.
Today I wanted to focus on the closet .
As you can see from the before picture, this started out as a typical coat closet. However, we are fortunate to have another, larger coat closet in our entry hallway (for another post). So we weren't using this space as anything but a catchall.....before.
So I had my Mr. take out the rod and hang a couple more shelves--utilizing the vertical space.
He then cut leftover pegboard to fit around the shelves.
So what did we put back into the closet?
Gallons upon gallons of paint. It seems that between us and the previous owners, we have accumulated TONS of paint. And because our garage isn't fully insulated it was being kept in our basement storage room--which wasn't at all convenient. The laundry/mudroom is right off of the garage and makes a perfect spot to store and access paint and supplies when we are about to tackle a new project.
The pegboard is for paint sticks and trays
brushes, and rollers.
You may be wondering why we didn't shelve the entire closet. I figured this will also be the perfect place to house our vacuum (when not in use).
We also attached a rod underneath the bottom shelf to hang old towels that we use for painting and other dirty projects.
On the door is a chart I came up with to log all of our paint colors along with the room(s) it was used in, brand, finish, etc. I just fit them into a clear protective sheet and hung it by a removable Command Hook. That way I can take it with me if needed. Easy reference.
Guess what? You can download it for free at the end of the post! :)
To make paint clean-up a little easier as well, we installed a magnetic knife rack to the inside of our laundry room sink. That way once we wash out our brushes, they can hang there to dry.
And just incase you were wondering what I ended up putting in the baskets in the top of the Expedit. Here it is.
The two middle baskets (Target) are used for overflow paper products, the basket on the left (Ikea) is for light bulb storage, while the basket on the right houses vacuum bags, belts and other accessories.
Download this paint color chart here.