There has been a project on my mind for a few months now and I'm so glad that I'm finally getting started on it! Remember that Tour Through Blogland post I did a few weeks ago where I let you in on my next project, aka my closet? Well I'm excited to finally show you how my project is coming along and all the plans I have for it!
Don't be expecting amazing after photos and beautifully displayed pieces just yet. I'm still in the baby stages of this project and I'm thinking of making this a series to keep you all up-to-date on the little things I'm doing to reach my end goal.
You see, I have a complicated layout and I actually don't have a closet at all! I just have a little section of a wall that is between another wall and a fridge.
I used to have pictures hanging in this section because it was the first place I would go to in the morning to get dressed and seeing all these pictures would make me happy, not to mention that it was really the only wall I had to display them too. I loved them there, I really did, but something just had to change. My routine in the morning consisted of me going to my closet to get dressed, hightailing it to the other side of the room to pick out jewelry and then to the other side of the room again to look into a mirror and make sure everything looked good….did I mention my shoes were in a different place too? So all together that's 4 places I had to go just to get ready in the morning. (I pretty much covered every wall in the room.)
Here's a picture of how my jewelry used to be stored. I liked it when I first fixed it, but as time went on it became a nuisance. I had trouble taking each necklace off and found myself taking several off to get to the one in the middle.
It was time for something easier. I thought and thought and looked for some inspiration online and the end result was this….
This is a picture of how I plan to make my closet look complete with plenty of jewelry storage, mirror and possibly even shoe storage, all in one place! Yippie! I say this setup will cut my getting ready in the morning by half!
The furniture pieces might take a while to get since I'm on a seriously tight budget. Still, I think a closed closet would make my space look neater and having cubbies with baskets, like this one I used in my little girl's room, would also help store more clothes without looking cheap. I really don't like those plastic drawers for my closet anymore. Especially since you can see through them!
So far all I've done is one simple little thing that has already made the space look 10X better! I took all the pictures off the wall and replaced them with this mirror I already had. Simple and no cost!
I can't wait to get started on the rest of the projects and show you everything put together!
What project have you been working on lately?
I've linked up this project at:
-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Clean and Scentsible