Friday, August 26, 2011

A Home for My Clothes

We enjoy going to the Salt Lake Valley Parade of Homes every year. I really like going to get ideas and dream of someday having a dream house. I am happy where ever my home is, but you can always want your house to look better. From decorating and design ideas to inspirations for remodeling what we have, we get a lot of enjoyment walking through other peoples' houses. One week after we finished going to all of the houses, we started tearing our closet apart. It only took 2 days and I love it. Not the walk-in closet with a dressing table that I REALLY want, but one step closer. The picture above was the closet that was used for inspiration. 

This is our "stock" or original closet that was built with the house back in 1987. One long shelf and one long bar. The shelf wasn't so bad, it was the the bar that was holding so much clothing that it was starting to pull the brace off the wall. My side also had a seam on it because it was an adjustable bar. This would cause my clothes to not be able to slide when I was looking for something.

Here is what we came up with. Shane built everything for the closet, the shelves, the middle "bookcase", and eventually put in the custom bars. (Yay! No bumps!) After a run to Target for some fabric bins, it was ready to put clothes in. I did have to get rid of some of my shoes, but now I can fit in more clothes!
Below, this is what my side of the closet looks like now. Homes for my purses, tanks, flip flops, shirts, shoes and pants. Thanks to Shane for all the hard work!


The Plaisted's said...

That can't possibly be all of your clothes in that picture! What a talented guy Shane is. It looks very nice! My closet is currently the same as your original and they do suck!

Ashley said...

No, Megan, that's not all my clothes, just the ones that I had hanging in my closet before. But there is also about a foot of space that you can't see in that picture. All of my hoodies are jammed into a closet in another room and my sweaters and more tanks are in totes under my bed. I can't bare to part with any of them! :(