We are preparing our house for sale this year so we can right size next summer-ish.
Starting with the farthest room away from the front door, we are working our way
down and around the house, through each room to the foyer and out the front door.
A few weeks ago, I showed you our Master Bedroom closet HERE.
Here are some pictures that show the progression of this space up until now.
(When we first moved in, I used this closet to hold some of my staging props. Bad idea!)
I got a grip, and moved the staging stuff out to the basement,
and delegated this space for clothes, shoes, and accessories only.
I asked y'all what you thought about attempting to do my simple version of this.
By using an antique jeweler's bench and a mirror, maybe I could make the
closet prettier. A basic builder's closet isn't very pretty, but since the closet is so large
(6 feet wide by 12 feet long), it was not cost-effective to upgrade the closet.
As a home stager, I know that the return on investment when selling this house
in our neighborhood isn't really worth it.
You gals had lots of ideas.
And two of them that stuck out to me were to move these shoe racks
to the back of the closet, and KISS (Keep it Simple Sister) by
"never minding" the addition of the dresser and mirror.
And after I gave it some thought, I decided that putting an antique mirror/dresser
in the closet with cheap wire shelving
would be like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
So, I finished painting the closet Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue HC-144
(which looks different in this closet with no windows than the paint swatch online),
moved a few things around, covered some boxes from Aldi with fabric,
bought more cherry hangers, purged some more and declared,
"It is finished!"
(The terribly blurry picture makes the AFTER much more impactful, right?)
Hidden in the boxes above the clothing are extra bitty things and extra shoes, too.
If any of you are wondering if we do indeed typically colorize
and order our clothes by type, the answer is, "yes".
We like it like this, and getting dressed is easier when you can find
what you need.
We also love the floor clear.
(If you're staging your closet, your closet floors should be bare, also.)
The door below goes into our Master Bathroom and around to the Master Bedroom
which will also both be painted Palladian Blue.
The antique chair is the only remaining chair from
my great-grandmother's dining room suite.
The gorgeous totes and the basket on the shoes shelf are gifts from Thailand.
Hyojin from Ansan, South Korea, and Khomchan from Bangkok, Thailand.
Khomchan's parents mailed us these totes and several handbags.
They are excellent quality, by the way. Buy Thai when you can!
The dotted and Pierre Cardin scarves are gifts from Hyojin.
I miss those kids, sigh. I think of them every time I walk in here and smile.
Until we list this home to sell,
I am so blessed to not only have a home, but to have clothing.
And not only am I blessed to have clothing, I am blessed to have
a big closet to put them in!
Custom closet cabinetry is wonderful, but not a necessity.
A chandelier, instead of a boob light in the closet is a luxury, not an essential.
I am quite content with this simple makeover,
blue walls, wire shelving, and 10 pairs of shoes.
I have a home and that's reason enough to be satisfied.