And of course it helped that several times this week all three kids napped at the same time!!
So, at last, I got the closet finished. If you missed how I’ve been without a master closet for the last two years, go <here>. Before this project, it was just a bare, empty room. I used ClosetMaid Selectives shelving and rods from Home Depot in a nice cherry finish.
After pulling our clothes out of boxes, bags, and the kid’s closets, I populated the new rods and shelves. I’m thrilled with how much space
The room seemed so small before (well it really is small), but now it seems so much bigger with all the custom shelves and hanging rods.
I did spend a few bucks on a fabric box for laundry. I chose Martha Stewart's because it had a place for a label.
Then I considered buying more nice boxes for storing other things, but decided I couldn’t justify spending the money when we have tons of cardboard boxes in the garage. After all it’s just a closet… with a door… and a dim light to boot…
But then on second thought, who wants to see ugly cardboard boxes in such a nice closet?!?
Not me. So I pulled my creative brain out of it’s hiding place, dusted it off, and went to work crafting. First I covered the boxes with some textured wallpaper I got free. Then I put pretty fabrics on for lids and printed labels.
There! Pretty and functional. I love the brown fabric and the “Winter” box just has a scrap of burlap tied over the top.
Ooh, me so happy!!!
So then today while I was reading back in my blogroll I saw Ronda’s closet makeover featured at The DIY Show Off. I loved the His and Her signs she did but wanted something a little different. I’ve had these frames tucked away for a while and her post inspired me to use them in our closet. Here’s where the inspiration took me.
On hubby’s side a daily reminder of my love from Uppercase Living.
On my side, a daily reminder of the kind of woman I should be. (First saw this quote by Maya Angelou on my friend Dawn’s FB page. Love it girlie - had to borrow.)
Organization feels so good.
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