After we recently found out that we were expecting #4 in addition to our crew of 3 boys, I decided I needed to give my closet a make over. Let's face it, after having 3 boys I felt the odds were pretty good that #4 would be a boy too. If that's the case, then Momma is going to need a little place to feel special, glamorous, and peaceful all at the same time. I can't afford my own personal spa, so why not make my closet a little dressing boutique. Here are some before shots. No judging please. Mom, I am hoping that I will someday learn to put all of my clothes away;).
Pretty messy, I know. What I am not showing is the pile of maternity clothes draped across the ironing board in my bedroom, because I had nowhere else to put them.
Let's talk about these wood hangers. I love the way they look in a nice organized closet with 5 sets of clothes, but realistically they take up a lot of room!
I got this shoe organizer a couple of years ago at a garage sale for $10. I thought it would be a great way to organize my shoes. Unfortunately the shelves in the closet made it stick out and it was always in the way of the door.
As you can see, I am a big fan of clunky, chunky necklaces and they are everywhere!
Here are my after shots:
Clean and much more organized. I can now see all my purses, jewelry and accessories. When you see it, you tend to use it more!
I used 3 dowels painted with gold paint and to hang my necklaces and purses. I love being able to see them out instead of stashed in a tote or drawer.
This desk is a little craigslist find that I painted white and gave it some new brass hardware. It gives the space a crisp sharp look.
I used and old frame to create an earring holder with decorative tin that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
I picked up these cute little boxes from Target to put all my bracelets in.
I switched out most of my wood hangers for black velvet huggie-hangers. They created so much space! I did do some purging, but I was amazed at how much space was available by just switching hangers.
I used my hole saw on my drill to create a place for my shoe rack to slide through the shelf and finished it off with a ceiling medallion. Now I can open and close my door without messing up the shoes.
All in all I am pretty happy with the results and I am keeping it much cleaner these days too. I still struggle with places to put maternity clothes, but that is a temporary problem;)
Here's one more before and after: