Coat Closet to Media Closet

by leanneja on March 24, 2013 · 9 comments

in Closets,General organizing,Link Party

Video Closet

You would think in a house with 5 bedrooms the coat closet would be big enough to hold more than a few coats. Our coat closet has never functioned the way I wanted it to, so when we built a mudroom off the garage it was the perfect time to turn it into something else.

Before and After Video Closet

We enjoy watching movies and since we don’t have cable TV we watch a lot of them. I like having them easy to see, retrieve, and return so everything looks neat and tidy. Our TV is right around the corner so it’s in a perfect location.

Video Closet 2

I measured the closet for the movies to fit perfectly so we could add as many shelves as possible. We measured for the shelves and added the strips for support.

Video closet 3

Once the strips were in place we added the shelves. The depth of the shelves are just slightly larger than the DVDs.

video closet 5

Then it was time to fill the holes, caulk, and paint.

video closet 8

See how great they fit? We have the movies divided by what the kids can watch. The 2 top shelves are off limits unless we okay one of them.

Don’t be afraid to change something you don’t use into something you do.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer March 25, 2013 at 5:02 am

I so need to do this!!!! I just wish I had the space. We have so many movies!!! My son LOVES movies and Hubby loves them too and we are getting quite a collection.

Amy March 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

I love the look of this! Such a smart way to use that space. I don’t know why coat closets are so miserably small now days? ;)
xoxo,
Amy
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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain March 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

What a great change up–and making it so you can use all of it!

Vanessa Barker March 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

We definitely don’t have that many videos!! Haha. But I do love the idea of changing something that you rarely use into a great everyday use item!!

Summer March 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

What a great idea! I need to do something like this but more for a pantry. I don’t have a pantry and it drives me nuts. No one hangs up their coats in our coat closet and they end up all over the floor or in their bedrooms. I think I should change my coat closet into a pantry – it is deep enough so it should be perfect. Thanks for the great idea!
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Christa March 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

Great use of every inch of space in there. Love how it works for your family. Thanks for sharing.
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ashlee March 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I love it! i like the “adult only” rows. The big question is… are they alphabetized? ;)
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Michelle March 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

OOooh, what’s on the top two shelves? ha ha JK
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Lenore April 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Nice! I love organization…and posts like this gives me a little nudge to go organize something. Thanks for the motivation!

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