Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Small Hall.

Upstairs we have a small hall that houses the doors to the kids rooms and their bathroom.  Off in the corner is the small angled hall closet, or cabinets.  I really don't know what they were thinking when they added these cabinets.  I am sure there is wasted space behind them.  Sorry I don't have a before shot, but just picture boring navaho white cabinets and counter top. 

Back in 2008 when we were doing the whole house refresh, I had our contractor reface the cabinets with beadboard.  We then used leftover flooring for the counter and used faux tin panels for the backsplash.  Finally I got the counter cleaned off.  It is the dumping ground for all that isn't wanted!  So here is my clean and much improved hall closet!
The dinosaur is 'Bub', he was DS favorite toy for many years.  We got it at the local swap meet many moons ago.  I saved it cause it brings back such memories.

Here is a close up of the tin and flooring.  I love how it turned out.  Give this little corner of the hall some personality.
This is the beadboard detal on the cabinets, he did such a good job.  And those are my fav crystal pulls from Restoration Hardware.  I love them and used them on my desk as well.
So when you have a small closet or cabinet that you don't know what to do with, it is OK to think outside of the box.  You never know what you will come up with!

Have a great week,