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.