Yes, I should be in my Art Studio painting, but for the last several weeks I have been redoing my closet. I admit it is a big closet, but I have collected stuff for years and years. In this home the closet had a few quick shelves and lots of baskets. Since I really could not afford a California Closet at close to $20,000 (That would be about three or four vacations), so I did a Closet Maid Wire closet and I am happy with the result. It is my personal sanctuary. I have photos of my sons when they were little and a few other things I love that are just not appropriate in the rest of the house.
So in-between my jewelry collection are photos of my three sons when they were two. It makes me smile knowing they are happy and successful young men now.
My hat boxes were repaired and added to with labels on each box, so hats and gloves and stuff can easily be found. It was fun to see what all I had when I had to dismantle and put back together the closet. I found treasures and I found not so much treasures that went Goodwill.
My “Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly” art piece is over one of my doors. A good friend of my late husband said that about him at his funeral and it always make me smile, knowing he is somehow watching over me and my wonderful sons.
Purses and scarves found a new and organized home, right next to old family portraits.
My shoes are happy and I can see them all at last. Yes, I do love converse tennis shoes and wear them a lot in Spring and Fall. They are just happy shoes!
Years of collecting what I call Junk Jewelry can easily be found and used! The mirror will be painted white as soon as I get around to it.
Lots of great hanging space to short and long and way too many belts for a waist that was always much smaller than it is now. One of the joys of growing older and loving to cook and eat.
A lot of these ideas can be incorporated into a smaller closet. I have lots of extra room now and really don’t buy many new clothes. If you see the mirror on the right, it is on a sort of secret door that goes into a shelved 5 x 5 room with floor to ceiling shelves for Christmas Decor, luggage and other “stuff”.
What else can I say, but now my closet makes me smile in the morning. Too bad I don’t have to get dressed up that much anymore. Where do I wear all this stuff? I am not ready to get rid of everything, so I just go in my closet and smile and know I can wear fun stuff!