It’s actually been a whole week since I’ve written a post and it feels so weird! That might be the longest I’ve gone ever! Sorry about that guys but it’s been a busy week and mama’s tired :) But there’s good stuff coming so hopefully it was worth the wait!
If y’all have been here for awhile you know I participated blogger link party of the One Room Challenge with creator Linda of Calling It Home in the Spring. I made over my newly built deck from scratch and it was such a fun project! You can check out the reveal here.
If you’re new to the ORC you can read all about it on Linda’s blog. I had such a fun time participating in the link parties last year that I knew I was going to join in this time around. Not only did it get me motivated to finish my deck but I also met so many amazing friends in the process. It really was a unique experience!
So I debated about which room to tackle this fall and I had actually planned on overhauling my kitchen but that just wasn’t in the cards yet. I thought long and hard about another space that needed attention and finally decided (at the last possible minute) on the walk-in closet in my master bedroom. We live in a small house but for some lucky reason my closet is huge. Or at least big enough to do a little decorating in :)
I picked this space because clothes and fashion has really be on my mind lately. I’m frustrated and overwhelmed by my wardrobe right now and I thought tackling my closet might help. I’m really into pairing down and buying and/or keeping pieces that are good quality and will last through the seasons and even years. So, not only am I going to decorate this space but I’m also going to organize and implement a system that will function for me and ultimately (or hopefully) make my life a little easier
I want the closet to be functional but I also want to use it as a dressing room of sorts. And it must be pretty of course!
Here is my vision for the space.
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And here is the current state of the closet. I can’t believe I’m posting these pics but now you see why it needs HELP!
I despise wire shelving and I would rip it all out if I could but I don’t have the cash to replace it all. My plan is to remove it at the back of the closet where I’ll add a dresser or piece of furniture for storage and a bold mirror.
There is a tall filing cabinet that is going to remain in the space but it’s tucked away in a little nook so it really doesn’t bother me too much. It may get a facelift though.
Here are some of my favorite inspiration photos. My space isn’t as big as these but they speak to the vibe that I hope to achieve!
And here’s the plan:
1. Remove wire shelving at the back of the closet (I wish I could remove it all!)
2. Add a mirror and dresser, armoire or shelf for sweater storage
3. Remove florescent light fixture and add a chandelier
4. Add a cozy rug, artwork and a possible ottoman
5. Create new shoe storage
6. DIY jewelry storage
7. Purge and organize clothes
8. Add ottoman, baskets for storage, table lamps (OPTIONAL)
I’m dying to know what you guys think? Are you excited for the ORC this year? Are you participating?
Come back each Thursday over the next six weeks to check out the progress and see how all the spaces are transforming!
I’ll see you tomorrow with a fun little recipe!
Here is my deck reveal from the Spring ORC!