You may also recall that at one point, prior to move, I declared (much like Scarlett O'Hara) that I'd NEVER share a closet with the husband again.
And I'm not.
Now, I could have declared the not so walkable, walk-in closet for my own and banished hubby to the smallest bedroom's standard closet - what? He was willing.
But I decided, that I would take the smaller closet on the OTHER side of the house. All fifteen steps from our bedroom door to that door.
And I decided to make the entire room my closet.
As Man-Child so astutely observed..."Mom, you are the ONLY person in the world that can down-size and STILL end up with a bigger closet."
Yes, my child. It is undeniable, your mother has super-human powers. And an extensive shoe collection that wouldn't have fit into that smallish walk-in closet in the master. It's called "thinking outside of the box."
And now, today I can reveal this to you because they have finally removed the giant file cabinet that has been taking up space in there and I can proclaim this room "done."
|See? It literally IS the smallest closet in the house|
See how cramped everything is in there? And this is AFTER I cleaned it out. Obviously, I need to go through it again...particularly since I have some gift cards burning a hole in my pocket; but I'm reluctant to buy anything until I make some more room in there. Notice the matching hangers?
|Just a peek at part of the shoe collection|
After adding some of these Closet Maid shelf things (they stack up on top of each other) I was able to get my shoes organized.
|And some more shoes....of course. And this is AFTER I donated forty pair.|
*sigh* I admit it. I MIGHT have a problem...
WHY I never thought to do this at the old house to build that coveted "shoe wall" I wanted, I'll never know. But I had an epiphany one day while looking at the two or three shelves I already owned, while wondering what to do with all these shoes.
These shelves are reasonably priced and easy to put together - I did them all by myself! Even Hubby was impressed. They do come with these things to anchor them to the wall because I suppose once you've gone past stacking three of them they are easy to tip over. I didn't anchor them to the wall because 1) we are renting and 2) no one is in there but me.
I added the chair, ottoman and table so that I could have a cozy, little get-away when I need it. Or as a place to sit down to put on my shoes, of course.
I threw in some art just for a splash of color and added my jewelry boards...
And now, I have my very own dressing room!
The guys tease me endlessly. They tell me I need a star on the door with the word "DIVA" written across it.
Little do they know, I've already found one...
It's your turn - what's your closet look like? Do you have to share or are you spoiled, like me?
Happy New Year to all my dear internet friends. I wish you nothing but the best for the upcoming year. Let's make it a good one!