A great big hug and THANK YOU to my friend Tania for coming down and helping me revamp my master closet.
See this post for the Before, Empty, and Oh-Dear-God-Demolition-Is-Hard photos. As a refresher, here is a basic shot of what I faced every morning:
Depressing, isn’t it? The top shelf ran the full perimeter of the closet. Yes, even over the door. (You can see the bottom of the shelf and a bit of the brim of a straw hat peeking over the edge.) There are single poles running along each side for hanging clothes. I replaced the door with a sheer curtain because it opened inward and, while the left side of the closet is 24” deep the right side is only 12”, so the hangers stuck out and the door couldn’t open all the way.
WHO DESIGNED THIS THING?
Here is what it looks like now:
Doesn’t it look eleventy billion times bigger?
I still have a few things to do, like install new baseboards (painted and ready to be sacrificed for the greater good) and fill the wall on the right above the double-decker shoe condo. I was initially going to get a third shoe condo but have decided to put two 24” wide shelves there instead, where I will put baskets filled with delicate girly things and, hey!, maybe I’ll be able to get rid of one of my three – count ‘em, THREE – dressers.
Yeah, I’m liking that idea more and more.
Please notice the light fixture in the ceiling. Lest you think it is boring and unremarkable, know that the original fixture was a bare bulb with no way to attach a globe of any kind. Great for aggressive questioning in a small, otherwise dark room by men in black. Not so good for making you feel pretty in the morning.
BTW, the closet wasn’t the only thing Tania and I got accomplished during the 48 hours she was here but I’ll have to tell you about it later. Now I must go become prone.