Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sneak Peek: Walk-In Closet

One of the projects I am currently working on is getting our walk-in closet that is adjacent to our kitchen cleaned out and organized.  Currently it is a HUGE mess and basically a catch all for everything from clothes, shoes, craft supplies, seasonal decorations, tools, paperwork, and lawn equipment.  I am working on it little by little and at the moment am focusing on getting an area chiseled out for the kid's backpacks, shoes and school assignments.   
 I needed a bulletin board where I could keep a school calendar, assignments and party invitations visible.  I had this frame on hand that I purchased at a thrift store a few months back.  It was the perfect size to convert into a bulletin board. 
I gave the frame a coat of Rust-oleum Heirloom White and then slightly distressed it.  I purchased a thin sheet of plywood and had it cut to size at Home Depot, then added cork board and used spray adhesive to attach a scrap piece of fabric.  I found the wooden push pins on clearance at Wal-Mart. 
 I also needed something to hold pencils nearby.  I am trying to pull off this redo without spending very much money, so I started think of something I had on hand to use.  That's when I had this bright idea: use the two empty chip canisters I had just chunked in the trashcan.

I simply glued twine around the cans, and there you have it!

Just so you don't expect the full reveal in the very near future, I thought I'd show you how the closet currently looks.  Like I said, it's a mess!!  But little by little I am making progress.


Judy said...

I know your space will be wonderful after you finish. Don't feel took me a month to clear out my son's old room that I'm converting to a 2nd guest looked like a hoarders episode!

Joey & Kami Scarborough said...

Wow at the Cheetos container! Everything looks good. I need some motivation to organize our closet!

Shakira said...

you go girl. you got a knack for that all up in their.

Lisa said...

I like the idea of covering the cans with twine. Great idea! By the way...I love the look of your blog. It's so calming! Glad I found you.
Also, the canvases on your last you sell those?

Deborah said...

So much potential there! I like your style.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the finished closet. You have such great ideas.

Anonymous said...

That is so smart! I love it!!