Closet Inspiration

So with all the snow we've had {all 1/2 inch of it} we've been hunkered down at home most of this week.  Which has given me enough time and motivation to do things I normally despise doing.  Like cleaning out our closet.  Not a fun task.  Even less fun: getting a splitting headache from the awful lighting in that space.  I'm thinking that between the way-too-dim fixture, the horrible scratchy flat orange builder's paint, and the general lack of anything pretty, it must be time for a little closet makeover.  Here's what I'm thinking:
Knock out a few walls, have a few built-ins made, tile the floors, hang a fabulous crystal chandelier ......... yeah, not going to happen on my budget.  

These are all probably way out of the realm of possibility, but I love certain elements of each that might work for our humble walk-in.  It looks like I'm leaning toward light and airy and feminine - sorry, Keith!

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Mr. Goodwill Hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

These are some amazing closets. I certainly could use a better closet.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are some great closets! Let's see, first I need to magically expand my closet to walk-in size ... sure. :) Maybe just a new shelf. Good luck with your planned renovation.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh to have space for something like this! I'll even take a walk-in!

P.S. - SO excited for your referral!! Are you by chance using America World? I used to work there and have good friends adopting from Ethiopia through AW!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I can only dream about that. Unfortunately my reality is two closets with bi-fold doors. Yuck.

Erin {HuddyP} said... Best Blogger Tips

These are all gorgeous! I keep wanting to wallpaper my closet, get new lighting and reorganize. Fairly inexpensive ways to make a huge difference! Can't wait to see what you decide on!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm drooling! Large room to convert into closet is definitely going on my "Must Have" list for my next house.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! those are some incredible closets! Do you have that much space to work with? I once saw someone who turned their whole entire spare room into a closet. I WISH our house was big enough to do that!

Nuha Sofiyan said... Best Blogger Tips

These make my heart pitter patter! I must have a closet room! Maybe if I close my eyes, tap my feet together, and say that three times it'll come true?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

AND...I'm awarding you the "Stylish Blogger Award" for your inspiring and fab blog! This award is passed on from blogger to blogger. I received the award from someone, and I'm passing the award to you. Part of this award is to write seven things about yourself (in your blog post) and pass this award to 15-ish other recently discovered blogs you think deserve this award too.

You can see my post and the link for the award here: http://www.inthetweeds.com/2011/01/14/blog-love-awww-shucks/

The Highlands Mathis said... Best Blogger Tips

You need to check out this closet!


It's one of my friends whose husband is a woodworker. It's functional, beautiful, and will probably fit in many houses that are on the market right now.

Sundi and Mike Pace said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been an admirer of your thrifty, elegant, creative work for a long time but have never had anything worthy to leave in the comment sections lol! Now I have a question. I have a gorgeous dresser that I want to paint silver and I would like the color to look just like the one you did. Can you tell me what you used? I'm hoping you say spray paint and tell me the brand ;) Thank you for being so inspiring!! I'll look for your answer in the comments. Thanks again :)

April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said... Best Blogger Tips

We will soon be beginning renovations on a closet in our new home to make it larger and more beautiful! Thanks for all of the great inspiration. I need to work on our budget. :)

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! And no, our closet is not nearly as large as many of these :)

In The Tweeds, we're using Adoption Avenues. They were the ONLY agency we could find that would work with us before my 25th birthday. I don't remember if we looked into AW, though. Thanks so much for the award! I'm working on a post! :)

Sundi - I used Krylon silver metallic paint. After it dried I watered down a dark brown "oops" paint (not sure of the color) and brushed it over the dresser. I rubbed it around until I liked the look. Hope that helps!

Jenny Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

I converted my office into a dressing room, I found myself rarely using the office and I desperately needed more space for clothing!

It's still a work in progress and hopefully the husband will be taking real photos this weekend, but I thought I'd share!


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