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A Closet Reveal

Monday, January 16, 2012

Last week, I shared a sneak peek of my little "walk-by" closet.  Our house was built in the 30's and while it has lots of charm with moldings, hardwood floors, etc. the closet space is somewhat limited.  To make the most use of space in my closet, we took down the single door and opened up the front of the closet to accommodate double doors.  This gave me full access to each side of the closet and also gave me a space to hang canvas storage bags for shoes.  The closet itself is 24"x50" and as you will see, I have maximized storage.


I really wanted my closet to make me smile when I open the doors, so I decided to add some decorative paper to the shelf area.  Here is a shot of the closet before I added the paper


I wasn't sure how to hang the paper, but knew that it would need to be something that could easily be removed one day.  I decided on poster tape and was happy with the results.

 

Viola!  I would love to replace the hangers with some of the ultra thin flocked hangers, but haven't gotten around to it yet.


Some things that make this little closet work overtime are:  the over the door shoe bags and the plastic bin holding belts, gloves, hats, and etc.


You can't really see it in the big picture, but this drop down rod is wonderful because it gives me a second row for hanging skirts, jeans, & pants.


I found these pretty hooks at Anthro and use them to hang things I reach for often such as robes & scarves.


The big white storage boxes hold off season bags & shoes.




29 comments:

  1. Rene, looks great! I like the color of your wallpaper mixed in w/pops of pink and leopard! So fun! Great job!

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  2. love this! and poster tape ~ brilliant for inside a closet!!! i have wanted to wallpaper charlie's closet but was fearful of how to remove it one day. no i know what to do!! thanks!! xo

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  3. your closet looks awesome! i love that fun wallpaper! it makes me happy. :)

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  4. I'm crazy about your closet, Rene! The paper looks great and the contrast with the pretty coral hooks is great!

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  5. The sweet little things in life that make us happy! I'd love to open my closet to that everyday! We did the same double doors in my charming 30's closet, too!

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  6. The paper makes such a difference!! It's really cute!

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  7. Really looks great!! Doesn't it feel good to open those doors to such a masterpiece! Oh and I am very happy to see that I am not alone with the shoe count! ;)

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  8. Your closet looks great! I stopped by to link up my master bedroom closet after Cassie told me about your party! Thanks for hosting! Gonna take a look around while I'm here.

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  9. I love the paper and that it's held with poster tape! It looks great. Thanks for the party!
    Debbie

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  10. I love the paper in your closet as well as the hooks! That mirror outside of the closet is pretty too!

    Meg

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  11. That wallpaper is fabulous! I am a lover of green! You sure did make the most of every inch of space! Great Job!

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  12. What a difference the wallpaper made. It looks great.

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  13. Very pretty closet with the fresh wallpaper..I can imagine it IS fun to wake up to...and the shoe bags are so practical!

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  14. So organized now, and so pretty with that green paper. I am totally stealing this idea! Question 1: How are those shoe bags hanging? Are they over the door? They don't look it. Question 2: It looks like my linked image is broken? Any way to delete so I can start over linking up? Thanks, Rene!

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  15. The paper looks amazing! SO smart to use poster tape! And don't you just love those over the door shoes organizers?! I have them in both of my kids closets and they make a world of difference.

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  16. That paper idea is so fabulous! It really brightens up the space. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Wow, Rene! I love that paper and what a great idea! All the hooks and bins are perfect spacesavers. Great tips!

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  18. Thanks ya'll! Casey, the shoe bags are hanging by screws & grommets. They came with over the door hooks, but I didn't like seeing them from the outside and it was going to leave marks on the moldings. I will delete your entry - no worries.

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  19. Such a great addition with that pop of green paper. I love it. You have me looking at my own closet now. I will link up tomorrow when I get my post done on our tiny pantry!! :)

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  20. Fantastic! I love the paper. I never would have thought to use wrapping paper. How affordable. I also love your boots ;)
    I posted today about my pantry organization. Everyone is in the mood to clean. I love it!

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  21. The paper looks so pretty, Rene, and a clever way to attach it using the poster tape. You have your closet wonderfully organized! Love all of your boots! I live in them at this time of the year.

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  22. Your closet is great! I love how you used the backside of the doors, and of course the colorful paper! Thanks for hosting--I love organizing posts!

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  23. Poster tape! Now that is brilliant -- especially for folks who are commitment-fobes. You must smile a big smile each time you open up for organized AND pretty closet. You go, Rene!

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  24. Love the paper, Rene - it brings your closet to a whole new level! So neat and organized.

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  25. Rene....you have made good use of every square inch of that closet. And of course now it is pretty, so all the more reason to leave the doors open!!! Dang, I wish we were neighbors.

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  26. It looks great, and I adore that paper!! You've done a fabulous job maximizing that space!!

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  27. What a fun surprise when opening your closet each day. I hope to be able to do this one day in our big closet. We have an older home as well so closet space is very limited and cramped. I used to have a LOT of clothes in my single days but having small closets has forced me to donate the old which is a good thing.

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  28. I finally got a post together! I've linked up to your party Rene! :)

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  29. Woah, if I knew all it took was some poster tape and some pretty paper to turn my closet into a beauty I would have done it years ago! I love this post, thank you so much for the idea!!! Now to get to work cleaning my closet :)

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