Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Closet Re-do....Part 1

In the midst of my holiday preparations.....I've decided I'm going to tackle a redo of my closet.  I started my closet two years ago...and never really finished it. But it is one of those projects that has stayed in the back of my mind for the last year...and I've finally hit the wall and decided I'm going to get it finished. I just can't tolerate the disorganization any more.  

I'm not normally a messy person and my house is very organized and neat - except my closet.  I travel quite a bit so what ends up happening is I come home from one trip...and don't always unpack before I leave on the next trip. So the unpacked bags build up and then I can't find anything.  And every weekend, I swear I'm going to get it all cleaned up and I never do.  For some reason, I keep on procrastinating...I think it's because its so overwhelming in there...I just can't deal with it.  

So anyway - I figured I'd start with a complete reorganization, decluttering and downsizing of the area...before I begin the real decorating work.  I spent five hours in there over the weekend and I'm only about a third of the way done.  I took some before photographs halfway through the ripping apart of the area...it normally doesn't look this bad...close but not all the stuff on the floor. You'll definitely be able to see why I have avoided taking this on.  

But first, here are my inspiration photographs.....


And here are the very embarrassing photographs I took in the midst of the reorganization...Yes, I made it messier re-working things, but it was still bad.  Now you can see why when my husband comes in my closet area he just shrugs his head and walks away.  

It seems like more I try to pull it apart to organize it
the worse it gets.  It's like the remnants of a yard sale in there.
I've been spending some time thinking about what I want and have finally come up with a color scheme that I'm pretty sure I'll go with.  Before I get started, there are a few things I'm still deliberating over and would love to hear some opinions on what you think.  I'll be posting my ideas later this week...along with a few photos of how much better the area already looks.  

Hope your having a great week....


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have a nice big closet to work with! I can't even get into mine to take photos! heehee! You'll really have it the way you want it when you are through...I know you! Enjoy your week! ♥

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The potential here is HUGE. What a great space. I can't wait to see what you do. Of course, I'm filled with envy at the very thought of a beautiful closet..get to work!

Jane said...

I don't dare show you my closet...it's truly scary!

You have such a great space with which to work. I am already visualizing the changes...It's going to be great!

Della said...

You are going to enjoy it when it's finished! What an amazing closet you have....it is huge! Mine is about half that size :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What fun inspiration pics! You have such a great space to work with. Is it an extra bedroom? I would love to have that much room! Can't wait to see what you do in there.

Melissah said...

You're so lucky to have so much space to play with - I would kill for that! Good luck with the project!

PS I have set up a new blog http://countrystylechic.blogspot.com if you feel like popping by!

michelle said...

Oooh so jealous of that spacious closet!! I love your inspirations photos too. I have always wanted a bench in my closet. :)
Have a safe trip!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You definitely need a nice bench in the center..., to sit and ponder!!

Beautiful Details said...

Doesn't look much different from mine except you have a lot more space. Lucky girl! You should have seen the hubby, myself, two dogs and a cat in mine this April during a tornado warning...LOL. And I love the first closet! Gorgeous!

Donna said...

Wow, what a huge closet you have, Debbie! And the "before" shots didn't look nearly as bad as I thought they would based on your descriptions:) Why is it that to be organized, we always have to make a mess first???

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok....I'm NOT feeling sorry for you at all, Debbie. If you think your closet is a mess.....well....you haven't seen mine! lolol! It's tragic! It's small (I can't believe how big yours is!) and looks like a tornado ripped through there and dropped everyone's clothes from the neighborhood in there! hahaha! Organizing it is truly on my to-do list for this winter. I MIGHT take some photos.....but I gotta get past the embarrassment first. :)

xoxo laurie

sealaura said...

wow lady! you have a big closet and it looks AMAZINF compared to mine. I not only travel a lot but I seem to move a lot too! so I never quite settle in and then things end up on the floor, I am a disaster at the moment and I can only dream of getting a nice walk in, the bad thing about renting an old cottage is the teeny closets but oh well. I really like the collage.

Loui♥ said...

You have great potential in the aount of available space.. which most of us do not..
my closet happens to be the guest room..
which when the mention of Guests.. everything goes crammed back into the closet!!!
good luck.
can't wait to see the finished project!!
at least you've inspired ME to get busy!!
warmest hugs..

Debbie said...

That's your mess???? Hahahahaha!
Honey, you ain't seen nothin'! Now come to my house, and you'll see a real messy closet! and a small one to boot!
Can't wait to see what you do with this, Debbie.
Did you find a flocked tree yet?

Lori said...

Love, love, LOVE the first one ~ that hot pink is perfection! LOVE!!!! :)
You have a great space to work with, I'm sure it will be amazing!!