November 21, 2011 in Bedrooms
I can’t believe I’m about to show you this picture. Are you sitting down? Promise not to judge? ….and will only offer support? Ok…. this is what my closet looked like when I opened the door not too long ago:
Ok… stop scrolling back up to look in horror. Please. Stop! I know… it’s bad. REALLY bad. I am addicted to hats and tote bags…. and apparently sweat shirts. My shelf runneth over. I took one glance at that side wall on the left and knew exactly what I needed to do. Take advantage of all that empty space! Get the mess up off the floor and on the wall.
You can see that I already had a couple rows of small nails on the wall to hang my hats on. I just hated the thought of putting a bunch of hooks and nails in the wall. Is that strange? BUT…. why not PEGBOARD?!
Using 2″ screws I mounted a couple furring strips to the wall (through the studs) and then attached a piece of pegboard with a couple more screws. Tuhdah! …and it just so happens I have about 1.4 million peg hooks in my shed. Seriously people… that shed is HUGE and the man that lived here before me went completely overboard with pegs and screws into the wall for hanging things on. Insane. (…and when I say the shed is huge… I mean HUGE. It has glass french doors, a couple windows, fully insulated and a storage loft. A person could live in there easily.)
Believe it or not… this isn’t all of them. There are still PLENTY hanging on the walls above my workbench. Out. Of. Control. I sorted them by size and then brought a couple piles inside to start organizing!
…and after lots of reworking, this is what I had:
It’s so hard to get a good picture in this closet. I had to scrunch up against the wall to try to get a decent view of the pegboard wall. Say hi to Quinn in the bottom of that pic above! As soon as I let her in the room she went in that closet to sniff around on the floor. Does that mean she’d never seen the floor before? Quite possible…. it’s typically covered in tote bags. :-/ (Side note – now she likes to sleep on the floor in that closet pretty often. haha)
I decided to give my other closet the same treatment!
It’s a teeny tiny walk-in closet and this wall was completely unused. Why not?! You know the drill…. find the studs… mount the furring strips… attach the pegboard. Rinse and repeat.
Yep, I decided to move the hats to this closet. It left more room for my purses, wristlets, clutches, totes, etc in the other closet and brought them closer to the bathroom where I actually get ready and get dressed. Win-win!
By no means would I consider my closet completely de-cluttered. The shelves are still over-stuffed, but I’ll get to that…. baby steps, people! Baby steps!
Tomorrow I’ll show you the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my closet. Seriously – I LUV it. If you don’t already have some, do yourself a favor and add wire hangers to your shopping list. You’re going to want them after you see what I found on Pinterest!
Anyone else dying to decorate for Christmas? I AM!!! I told myself I had to wait until after Thanksgiving to put up decorations. We’ll see if I make it.