When the door opens, there’s nothing that spectacular though it is cedar-lined, which is nice. There are no expensive custom built closet organizers. In fact, not even inexpensive closet organizers.
Just a tall press-board shelf (we added extra shelves to hold more shoes) painted white and a double row of hanging rods on one side.
There’s only one rod on the other side, but we keep a big lidded basket for laundry there, so the space is being used well.
A vintage pressed-glass light fixture given to us by friends (thanks, Lindsey!) that replaced an ugly 70s-era white ball-type fixture.
Baskets to hold the items that used to be stuffed on the shelf under the hanging clothes.
Color coordinated bins (the one thing we had to purchase at $5 each) to hold Brian’s things that used to be thrown haphazardly on the shelf.
The lining on the shoe shelves. It’s a pink and rose wallpaper I bought years ago on clearance that is too frou-frou (for me anyway) to use in the main living areas, but that I loved and held on to, hoping I’d find someplace to use it.
But the thing that was hardest to do is the thing that I love the most: I hung pictures in the closet. This was hard for me because it seemed so, well…crazy. But I love these pictures and didn’t have a place for them anywhere else in this house, so they sat in storage.
So tell me, is this crazy? Do you put beauty in places just for you? Would you like to?