Welcome to my closet. This space originally was a bedroom, a very very small bedroom. We didn't need that many bedrooms when we moved in so I converted this otherwise wasted space into my closet.
During the chaos last month of preparing for The Traveling Door sale, I took a mental and painting/creating break and reorganized my closet. The changing of the seasons means a closet overhaul for me. There isn't enough room for winter and summer here so I start sometime in late September by hauling an arm load of spring and summer things upstairs to the cedar closet and bringing an arm load of fall and winter items down to this space. Repeat this a dozen or so times over the course of a week or two and I have my closet turned around for the season.
I love walking in and having everything in its place. This time I was so proud of my efforts that I decided to take a few pics.
Ikea canvas boxes separate tank tops, camies and leggings.
Labeled Ikea hanging drawers hold scarves, vintage belts, and floral pins
I sure wish I didn't have to work around that radiator but on the other hand I do like heat.
Every square inch of this room is utilized in some way.
This is my inspiration board when I don't know what to wear. The cabinet below opens up to hold hanging necklaces.
Actually, jewelry storage needs to be another entire post.
I do love my pink moire vanity chair and this recently purchased dress form via TJ Maxx.
(not sure why that extension cord is like that???)
Shoes take up a lot of real estate in this room.
Flats are in the shoe cubby,
heels behind the door,
and all the rest are on the shelves.
My other issue has been boot storage.
I like to keep the boxes for off season storage and I used to have them piled up on the floor beneath these hanging pieces. The problem was that inevitably the pair I wanted to wear would be in the bottom box. No matter how carefully I tried to finesse them out the other boxes would, of course, topple. So I googled boot storage and came up with the idea to hang them.
I ordered the spring loaded hangers from The Container Store. They were roughly $9.00 a piece.
The problem was I didn't have any more rod space.
I used to hang belts on this other door in my closet that leads to the back stairs.
I edited five or six out, left a few choice belts out in full view and the rest I rolled up and placed in divided organizers in a drawer.
That left this door open for boot storage.
As you can see, this hanging device that I bought at Target a couple of years ago has two sets of hook. It was fine as it was for the belts but to spread the area out between the boots I needed to drop the lower row of hooks.
True confession, when I did this I drilled what I thought would be an undetectable hole in the door. The problem was that even though these are 100 year old solid wood doors, they have panels that are thinner. This is where I was drilling and I went right through the door. So on the other side there was a pin hole of light. Not a good look. I wanted to fix that before I had to take any ribbing from the big guy. To go through the thicker part of the door I had to hang the lower row of hooks off center. I filled the pin hole with the tiniest bit of TP. Unless you read my story here you would never know. :0
So this was the final result.
I have room for one, possibly two more pairs of boots. After that the shoe rule of a new pair in an old pair out will have to apply here too.
I love them all. It would be a tough call.
Thanks for stopping by.