Sunday, January 25, 2009

Closet--Met Monday

Today is Metamorphosis Monday, check out Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for a list of participants. Click on the butterfly to the right.

Today I am going to show you my closet. Our floor plan had a small room next to the master. This room was tiny, 8 1/2 ' x 9'. When we were framing the house, we decided to do away with the room and just extend the Master Bedroom. My thinking was to make it a sitting area.

It never worked out that way. Over time it turned into an area to store things. If we didn't know what to do with something, we put it in that end of the room. Before long that area of the bedroom was a huge storage area. I hated going to the bedroom because that area of the room stressed me out with all the stuff.

Our walk in closet that we had was tiny. It was full and wouldn't hold another thing. One day (took me almost 20 years to think of this) I decided to go ahead and put the wall up and make what was suppose to be the tiny room my closet, my husband could keep the closet we already had for himself. Just think, for the last 20 years I could have had my own closet, instead I had a place to store exercise equipment, furniture we didn't know what to do with, stacks of paper, etc. If you can think of something, it was probably stored there.

In this picture you can see how small the bedroom would have been. But it is perfect size for my very own closet.
And here we have the finished room. I have shelves on all 4 walls. This side of the room is for hanging my shirts and jackets. I also put shelves down the middle to display my purses.

I still need to buy my drawers, I am going to put drawers up to just over waist high. The top I want open shelving with baskets. I hang all of my jeans, Capris on the bottom, on top I hang all outdoor jackets and coats.

This wall is for things that need folded. I have my sweaters, pjs, etc. on this wall. I still need to get my baskets for the top shelves. The bottom wire basket is for dirty clothes. I need to buy one more wire basket.

Other things we did besides putting up the wall; scraped the popcorn ceiling, new trim and crown molding, paint (Latte- Sherwin Williams), new carpet. I absolutely love going in there to get dressed. I have enough space to be able to go in and see everything I own. Nothing is bunched up together and getting wrinkled. And the best part, I don't have to share!!

And just so no one gets confused which closet is theirs, I added "His" and "Hers" to the doors.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my closet. I enjoyed showing it to you.

39 comments:

Susan said...

Love love love your closet!!
and I love the extra "Hers" and "His" to the doors!

Wonderful

Momovthree said...

I love your closet! What great space you have for all your stuff. I need one like that, it would give me an excuse to buy more purses. lol

Great job!
~Michelle

Kimm said...

I love everything about your closet, but you cheated, it's not Monday yet!! ;)
That paint color is beautiful, I'll have to write that down somewhere. And you're so organized!
I'm still working on my Met Monday project, it's 8:17pm, but it will be ready by morning!

Olive Rue said...

Oh that turned out great! I love the transformation and I know you must be thrilled.

Hang in there on the photography thing. You will get better with time and read every book you can get your hands on.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great space and cubbies for everything. I think you've thought of everything.. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. hugs ~lynne~

ellen b. said...

Wow your closet is almost as big as my condo :0)
I really like how you used the space...

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wendy...this is great! I love the His and Hers signs...too cute! It's so wonderful to just walk in and put your hand on just what you need, isn't it? Great transformation for MM! Sussan

~CC Catherine said...

Very ingenuous! What lady wouldn't love this? Cool, Cool, Cool.....the His/Her signs are very neat too! Great job! ~CC

kbbryant said...

Wonderful solution! I would love to have a closet like that. Looks so organized! Looks like you haave plenty of room to buy more clothes!

Kathy b

santamaker said...

Great idea and wow, are you organized! Makes me want to clean up mine.

mbkatc230 said...

What a wonderful, big closet. My daughter would be in shoe heaven haha. You did a beautiful job of organizing everything, and I love the his and hers lettering. Kathy

Shelia said...

Your closet looks so nice! Now you're making me want to go and do something about mine! naw! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ma'dame French said...

What a great idea and you had the space was even better;) Love how organized it looks now;) French

Lana G! said...

Wonderful! It looks fabulous and I too love the His and Hers on the doors!!

Nancy W said...

I am so jealous! Love your closet, we have a sitting area in our room that I wish I could do this too! Enjoy!

Pam said...

Wow! What a great closet!! Very well done.

Cynthia said...

Great job everything looks nso nice. It's inspiring me to do a closet. Cindy

Candy said...

Fabulous! A closet to twirl around in, lucky you.
Thanks for stopping by to see my chicken pillow.
HB&FD, Candy

Debbie said...

What a great idea. I would love to have a closet this big. I could do this, but I need one of our kids to move out...lol....oh well in good time. Thanks for sharing. Debbie

xinex said...

Isn't it wonderful to have an organized own closet? I just love your closet. I can imagine how happy you are with it....Christine

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your closet is so neat & tidy. Love the His & Hers detail!

Kim Chalfant said...

I'm so jealous! I would love to have my own closet. A girl can dream!

Steph said...

That closet is a dream, but I think my favorite part are the his and her doors. I am a sucker for details.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Amazing transformation! Your closet is now amazing! ~Rhonda :)

paintergal said...

Ooh, love all that storage. What a great idea.

Linda said...

Great closet redo, wish I had one that big. Also loved your redo on your hallway. Nice blog!
Linda

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your closet looks great. There's no way I'd show mine...not now anyway. LOL

Love the his and hers signs!

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful! I guess you do wish you had done this long ago!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Now girl... THAT is a closet!

sending blessings your way... beautiful and smart morph! Dixie

Chari said...

Hi Wendy...

I'm so glad that you stopped by my place and thank you so much for all of your sweet compliments! I don't think we've ever met...so I'm just thrilled to meet you!

Girl, that is one "serious" closet that you made for yourself...it's absolutely fabulous!!! Love your closet organizer/shelves, etc. I can't even begin to imagine having that much closet space...Congratulations!!!

Warmest wishes...
Chari

Julie said...

Just thought I'd do a little bragging to everyone and say, "THIS TALENTED GIRL (WENDY) IS MY NIECE!" (I guess all that talent must skip a generation! I don't even like to look at my closet, much less post it for everyone else to see!)

The Muse said...

congratulations on bringing common sense, whimsy and good design all in one concept!

Screaming Meme said...

I love that! Gosh...great ideas! :)

prof en retraite said...

Wow! Your closet should have its own TV show!! I think I could live in it!Fab-u-lous!!!...Debbie

carolinajewel said...

Wow! Your closet is amazing! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! :D Jewel

TJLoop85 said...
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TJLoop85 said...

A really great closet transformation...but you know what the problem is now?!? You have to go buy some more clothes to fill it up!

It's a great closet. The shelving and crown molding look great.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh now this is AMAZING!

~GORGEOUS JOB WENDY! :)

Karla said...

I love your closet! Truly inspiring! And I can't stop thinking about the "his" and "hers" labels. I think I may recreate that on our bedside tables. Love the idea!

~Karla