As the days have gotten shorter and the nights have grown colder I’ve found myself breaking out the winter coats and boots. The problem is, I didn’t have any place to store my coats or shoes. My house doesn’t have a coat closet. And in the past I’ve had a problem with scarves, shoes and winter gear clogging my front entryway. So I set out to come up with a solution. I needed inspiration. I needed guidance. My entry closet needed to be aesthetically pleasing because it would be near the front door and visible from the great room. So I went to Pinterest to search for a solution. I found these plans for an Industrial Style Wood Slat Closet System with Galvanized Pipes by Ana White.
It was perfect. I just needed to make a few modifications to make it work for my space so that I could store a much as physically possible in a very tight space. I am making this big push in my life reduce waste. My goal is to use what I have. I had some old cedar paneling I picked up months ago from a reclaimed center. I knew It would be perfect for the slats. Also I wanted to make sure to keep the over all cost of making the closet down, so I used 1.375-in wooden dowels instead of galvanized pipes. To keep the metal look of the rods I used a brown metallic hammered spray paint by Rust-oleum.
Here’s what I did.