|Shield your eyes!|
Then just one week after, I made a minor tweak (at the hubs request), and it went to this.
I used electrical tape for the chevron stripes. You can read all about where the inspiration for that project came from in the original post here.
Well, it's been a year since I whipped this closet into shape, and it has stayed relatively organized except for this hot mess.
So, I decided, what with January being the official "get organized" month, to clean up this hot mess. I took out one shelf, moved the hubs jeans/khakis to the wardrobe in our bedroom, claimed another shelf as my own to use for my frequently used handbags, and refolded the hubs sweaters. When I was done cleaning/folding/rearranging I was left with this.
Better right? Well, I have a hard time walking away once I get started. I was in organize mode, and I just couldn't stop myself. I decided to organize my jewelry. Instead of keeping it all tangled up in a jewelry box in my bedroom, I would rather have all of my accessories displayed in the closet. I want to be able to grab them in a hurry. I ran to Home Depot and picked up a gold cafe rod and some cup hooks to use as jewelry organizers.
The cafe rod works great for cuffs and bracelets. Cup hooks and twine are perfect for earrings.
I also replaced the silver knobs....
with some glass knobs I already had.
Do you notice anything else "new" in the above picture? See that fabric on the wall to the right? Well, call me crazy, but I decided to cover up the chevron stripes with some fabric scraps I already had. I wanted to create the look of wallpaper using what I already had on hand. Since I didn't have enough of any one fabric to do this whole wall, I created a "quilted" or "patch-work" wall treatment. I LOVE IT! Seriously, my closet is now my favorite place in the house! It's fun and wild and random - just like me! ;)
I figure what better place to let your imagination run wild with lots of different patterns than in your closet!
This was so easy to do. I just ironed the scraps of fabric and used thumb tacks to pin them up on the wall. It's all upholstery fabric. There's no pattern; it's completely random.
I layered on my burlap board for more jewelry storage.
I also turned an old cork board into a jewelry organizer with some fabric, ribbon, and thumb tacks. Then I hung it on the back of the door.
To hold belts, I'm using a plain old nail that I rubbed and buffed gold.
My closet is little in size.
It's not outfitted with fancy shelving ( I wish!).
I have to share it with a man.
Let's face it; it's the definition of Carrie Bradshaw's worst nightmare.
But it works for me! And, I think it proves that you can do a lot with a little if you challenge yourself to think outside the box (or ummmm......wire shelving).
I'm not exactly a Manolo girl anyway. (someday - maybe) ;)
How was your weekend? Did anyone else do any closet reorganizing?
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