The garden has been taking a lot of my attention (and posts) lately. So for all those non-gardening people out there, I wanted to share what else is on the DIY to-do list.
Since we are on a tight DIY budget this summer I had to be a little creative with our next project.
Is it terrible? No. And it was actually a huge selling point. Coming from a house that was over a hundred years old and therefore the closets were the size of three hangers, all the closets we were looking at were awe inspiring. I might have squealed a couple of times and said that we could make the closet a guest room in a pinch. For the record the phrase “this is is a great closet for me, but where are you going to put your clothes?” did not cross my lips Once, And if you watch House Hunters you know exactly what I am talking about.
Anyway even though our master closet was not the biggest we looked it, it is more than adequate for the two of us. And it already had pretty good storage built in. So we did moved in, put in our stuff and did absolutely nothing to it.
But of course my orange arch nemesis always makes an appearance-
Sidenote….have you ever tried to take pictures of a long skinny closet with a window? Well it’s not easy. So I apologize for how badly depicted this is.
And the white has faded into a dingy yellow. And they are an awkward size for folding storage. My excuse for stuff falling all over the place.
And the walls are blah. (Well at least before I tried some paint samples.)
And the light fixture is dim and ugly.
And the shelves do not have enough support so they bow in. Again this is the only reason why old purses and stuff is falling everywhere. Obviously I did not clean up before taking any of these pictures.
So the plan is to re-stain and finish the clothing rods, add more shelving to reduce the size of folded stacking, new wall color, and new light fixture. And maybe some snazzier storage. Or a fun paper or color behind the shelves And possibly a new hamper….or re-do of the current one. And maybe a window covering. Because after two years of thinking how far and high this window was from the neighbors, I just realized how wrong I am. Not going to think about that.
I have been given the timeline of a long weekend to get the project completed because someone (aka the neater side of the closet) does not want this to become the never ending project with stacks of clothes all over the house.
Think we can do it? Any other great closet ideas?