Monday, April 6, 2009

Diary of a Room Makeover: Closet Completion

I used to blog about lots of things. Sometimes I even have deep thoughts. But until I dig my way out of these girls' rooms, this is all you get. Sorry.

April 6, 2009
This is the "before" picture but actually, I had already taken all the clothes and some of the junk out when this was snapped.
The "after" shot.

The closet is painted. It is clean. The clothes and shoes are put in place. S will build a shelf on the bottom for the shoes just any day month now. I plan to get bigger and better baskets for that top shelf, which will hold their mittens, scarves, hats, etc. Oh, and their karate uniforms.

So, it looks good, huh? What I like most is that this closet has ONE purpose: clothing. In the back recesses of the right-hand side are the tubs of out of season, don't-fit-yet clothes. And in the back recesses of the left-hand side is Little Bit's cash register. Because she set up a shoe shop and has been forcing us to come shop in her shoe store all weekend.

And I don't have pictures yet, but Sweetheart's closet has one purpose too: toys. It's so nice! I LOVE having all those tubs of toys out of sight.

But we are left with mounds of stuff to be sorted through. I got rid of Sweetheart's desk, otherwise known as "the dumping ground." Now to find a place for all the stuff that was in/on the desk. I'm not actually moving them from their rooms for quite some time, but for now they can practice using the new closets and putting things away nicely. It's a start.
And look! I found out the closet doors CLOSE!!! Did you know they could do that?
And all that shot does is prove how much other junk is in the room to be sorted through. Can you see dinosaur world over there? What you can't see is the pile on the bed. It's bad in here.

Next step: finding fabric.

Also, I ordered this from Uppercase Living. I won a giveaway at Carrie's blog and I was so excited!!! My first bloggy giveaway win! I think it will look good in the new room.

And just as soon as I hack my way out of the mess we've created, you can remind me why I'm doing this.

OH YEAH!!! So Wal-Mart's design department can get to cracking on their year 2014 room decor.


  1. LOL! You are too funny! Great work on the closet!

  2. You are such a doll ;^) Love reading your way through projects...thanks for sharing!

  3. Very nice! I'm doing a 100th post give-away on my blog. It involves chocolate. Come over and enter!

  4. Music to my eyes. I love me some organizing. Great job. Laura

  5. Way to go!! Closets that shut are totally *in* right now. And Wal-Mart better get crackin', 'cause by 2014 I may want to redo my girls' rooms in whatever you choose this go 'round. :0) Have a great weekend!

  6. Go Brenda! It's looking great and I look forward to seeing more progress pics. I love that you can come up with your own design ideas; I don't know what I want until I see A LOT of examples of what other people have done and then piece together the things that I like. Which means that I'm taking notes on what you're doing for future reference... :-)


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)