I have been totally MIA lately.
I've missed y'all!!
Between school/college starting and getting my daughters ready
and all the stuff that accompanies it
(I know some of you can shout an "Amen!" to that),
and de-cluttering and organizing and updating during the staging of this house,
I've been a busy girl.
But, I decided it's time to get back to regular posting,
now that I am back on some sort of regular school-imposed schedule.
Today, I want to share with you what's been going on in our Master Closet.
Here's what we started with a few weeks ago.
Someone needs to purge!
There are a few things I want to do in here, and would love your help or ideas, too.
The towels on the shelf went under the sinks in the bathroom.
The sweaters and extras in the plastic bins are going in fabric or rattan baskets.
The shoes will go in fabric boxes, too.
I am making these myself after I gather a few supplies from Aldi, of all places.
That tall white cabinet that currently houses my hubby's underclothing and sleepwear,
is going out of the closet, too. It's served its time.
The rest of the clothing will get cherry hangers, too.
(The funky round thing on the floor above is the new light fixture,
only it's upside down.)
I have some thoughts about making this space, which measures
6 feet wide by 12 feet long,
into a Dressing Area, instead of a closet.
So, I have started to paint this room Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue,
and will continue the color through the bathroom and our bedroom
so the whole area feels like a Master Bedroom Suite.
As a home stager, I usually have homeowners do this, too.
Yep. I literally have 10 pairs of shoes.
(And one pair of white slippers.)
I don't need or wear any more than that.
Mark has more shoes than I do.
There's a switch for ya!
I emptied the closet.
(The bedroom and bathroom haven't gotten any Palladian paint yet.)
Then I took a break and surfed Pinterest and spied this.
And I adored it.
I stirred the paint and started cutting in when I had a thought of doing a little something.
(The new brushed nickel light is now on the ceiling. Thank you, Mark!)
I have never done this before, but want to remove the shelving at the back of the closet
and put a dresser/mirror there instead.
I'd like to move the shelf that I removed over on this side of the closet
(to the right of the ladder) to make a lower shelf for shorts/skirts.
This is the mirror I'm thinking about using.
I have many other mirrors if this one looks weird in the closet.
And this is the $5 slipper chair (which is getting a makeover) I want to put in the dressing area, too.
And so I could get an idea of the scale of the dresser
(it's actually a late 1700's jeweler's bench, an antique from my mother-in-love),
I scooted it in here.
The top two drawers already hold my jewelry and accessories,
and the top large drawer already holds my underclothing.
Remember, Mark is already used to getting ready in here
and needs a place to put his foldables, too.
However, I am thinking that these shoe shelves are just too much.
When you first come into the room, they are right in your way
and I'd like to remove them or move them to the opposite side of the closet
and have them instead of the lower shorts/skirts shelf.
What do you think?
Do you like the idea of the dresser here?
What should I do with all those shelves?
Thank you, kindly, for all your help!
I am not touching a thing until I hear what the consensus is!