Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Closet ReDo!

First things first! Please dont forget to enter my October giveaway!

This past week I was taking my summer clothes out of my closet and wardrobe and I realised it was a good chance to FINALLY get my closet looking the way I had always planned. Before we moved into our 'fixer upper' I bought 2 rolls of lilac and white striped wallpaper I always planned to use in MY closet. The Suburban Prince uses the closet in the guest room and guess when it was painted and finished with a big metal closet organizer? Yeah, within the first couple of months here!

3 years later I decided enough is enough and emptied my closet, handed the Suburban Prince the rolls of wallpaper and suggested sweetly he get to work!


Above is the 'before' shot - I had taken most of my clothes out at this point, including the 17 bins of seasonal items. Yes. 17. The Suburban Prince asked me how on earth I managed to fit everything in there. My answer is 'I am very good at Tetris'. I bought carpeting for all of the closets so that has been there for a while now. Notice there are no baseboards! Dreadful!


And here is the 'after' shot! I took it before the Suburban Prince had finished putting the baseboards in but I was so excited I couldn't wait to take photos! I did mention something about crown moulding around the ceiling but the way the Suburban Prince glared at me I decided that is a topic for another day.

So now I need to finish sorting through all of my clothes. I have a stack to donate to the local charity shop and a stack to sell (look for some great deals posted on my blog soon!) and a huge stack of hangers since I took lots of dresses and summer shirts out and got them packed in bins.

Going through all of my Autumn/Winter clothes is so exciting now that I can fit into them again! I am finally back in the weight range I was before I got pregnant so I get to shop in my own closet again! Yay me!

Have a fabulous day!

16 comments:

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

your closet looks great!!! I LOVE the wall paper!

Danielle said...

That wallpaper is SO cute :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Pretty wallpaper. Now, if only I could find a way to fit my clothes into my closet!!

Gwen said...

I love the stripes. :) Good job on getting him to get some stuff done this weekend. I'm still working on mine to get the wall fixed from back in July. LOL!!! XOXO

Jo said...

That will certainly bring a smile to your face each morning. Maybe it's time to spruce my closet up a tad.

Jo

Sonja said...

Awesome colors! I actually like that & I'm not a fan of purple! He did a great job! I never think of things like putting wallpaper or painting closets! So thanks! :o)

Tatiana said...

You've got yourself a handy man! It looks great! I bet you'll be happy to pick out your outfit each morning from now on :-)

Beth Dunn said...

That looks beautiful! What work you did. So happy for you.

xoxo

SC

New England Girl said...

Ah, this task is something I completely need to do, but I don't have the reward of a newly wallpapered space at the end. And, by the way, I LOVE the lilac and white stripes. So adorable! I need to get myself into an organizing mood... blah... :)

OceanDreams said...

Oh I did that last weekend and it felt just great, you will feel so refreshed when you are done! Hope it goes well!

Nezzy said...

Gorgeous closet makeover. When asked what make for a happy marriage my first answer is double sinks and separate closest. LOL

Have a blessed day and enjoy your beautiful closet.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

this reminds me, i need a closet redo BAD!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

So cute!!!! I love the feeling after getting my closet cleaned out for a new season!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

I declared Saturday "organization day". I'm nervous about purging anything. Especially my lovely clothes. But my closet is about to eat me.

Princess Freckles said...

The day my fiance installed the organizers into my closets was the best day! i did a post on it too! I love the wallpaper idea!

Jenn @ My Kind of Strange said...

I'm not a girlie girl, I think I'm too lazy or something...BUT I like girlie-girl stuff and it NEVER would have occurred to me to make my closet of all things more girly! I LOOOOVE the idea!!!!