I dont know what we were thinking buying a house without a front door closet....I clearly remember looking at other houses and saying to everyone, a couple times over, that its crossed off the list indefinitly, its of no consideration whatsoever because theres no front door closet...yet, here I am..now living in a house without one. Do people on an island normally not have a need for a closet at the front door? Are we just immigrants who foolishly brought with us way too many shoes?? We're transitioning...with ALL things, and thur far, we still wear jackets, and shoes and we needed a place to put them.
Now, there was a nook where a closet used to be...and the simple fix would be to put one back again, but there's a window in the closet nook, and in the name of natural light, I wasnt going to waste a drop by covering it with doors....So,
Before pictures? Of couse not. I just jumped right in..but just imagine if you will..an empty wall nook behind a front door...painted in a dark dirty yellow
I had this old set of full length shutters from when we lived in Calgary..I used to hang my jewlery on it but since we moved, they were just sitting in the greenhouse..So, I waited very impatiently for The Mister and a day off and asked him to saw these babies in half....he thought I was nuts-so. Thats nothing new...so he cut them anyway..I found some vintage-style hooks at a market down the road and this is what I came up with,,,
See: A window ..right in there..
The Mister and me (and Madi, who is sooooo much like her father) compromised here...because I dont enjoy things matching really...and *I* wanted to hang them green-white-green-you get the idea, but for my 2 who like matching-type-things...this is how they decided to hang them..and I like it too.