As a home owner, few things are as satisfying as really organizing the shit out of your space. Its true. Our closet before had stained nasty carpet, urine yellow walls, shelves in danger of falling off the walls, and they often did, makeshift solutions and awkward stuffing and shuffling. We hated it, and I routinely lost clothes in there. We researched a ton of options...well actually I knew I wanted wire elfa shelves, and I let O come to that conclusion as well, sort of hinting along the way. We have to let our men believe they come up with brilliant ideas all on their own. O put this all together himself though, so I have no legs to stand on.
1. Remove all the old crap, sell the old dressers, rip up the carpet.
2. Paint the walls, and ceiling grey. I think this is Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore.
3. Lay down the least expensive Flor tiles I could find, on sale. Sadly they turned out to be very thin, and not great at holding up to dirt. They are more like felt pads, so we layed a carpet over it that we also bought on sale.
4. O put up all the closet components and fit everything in- took only one day.
We also both went though all of our clothes and donated many, many bags of things that we don't use.
Its so strange showing you my closet, kinda like too intimate, but its not like my bras are hanging out or anything. Next we put all the clothes back in, and our storage (we don't have a garage, just a shed, so we have to be super organized, and make the most of our generous closets and tall ceilings).
Ack! My shoes roll out and I can see everything at once! Its amazing. I am obsessed with nude shoes as you can see.
My very favorite area, probably in the whole house! I moved my mirror inside the closet and we added an electrical socket in there so we can use it, how clever. I can put my make up on here, and I can see all of my jewelry, and accessories as well. The drawers below the vanity have my jewelry, bags, scarves, and a ton more.
I kept my old jewelry trays to hold makeup, and its all divided by how often I use it so I have a main tray for basic things, then one just for lipstick, and one for fancy eye crap...you get the picture. Speaking of picture I love having a place that is a sentimental and personal bank. I have so many photos that are special to me, where I can protect them from the sun, and really enjoy them in a personal space.
A place to hang long necklaces! Holy Crap! Makeup brushes divided between face/lips and eyes. That cozy West Elm rug is my meditation station. Its very nice to have something that feels fancy in the closet. I feel so much calmer about getting dressed now that I know where everything is...funny how that works. We call the closet our tranquility room. One more update is being made this week, and I will show you guys that when its done.