Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Closet Re-vamp

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Closet Re-vamp

Does anybody else feel like they're organizing closets every 6 months? 

This is my downstairs entertainment dishes-party goods-accessory storage closet! There's a little bit of everything, and things get shifted around with weekly tweaking around my house.
(It's a guilty pleasure!)

This is how it looked before being organized.

 Some of these pieces were wedding presents...15 years old!
 Candle holders galore!  (I have to figure out a way to reuse these.)
There are so many other cool ways to display candles these days, that these seem outdated?! 

 And, colored candles....I think I'm done.  
I'm pretty sure Nate Berkus suggests only white or ivory!
 These 'over the door hangers' have been great storage for everything 
from toothpicks and napkins to kids craft supplies.  They were originally used 
10 yrs ago in the playroom for my kids VCR tapes, remember those?

The primary colors make me cringe every time I have the closet open.

This is the re-vamped closet.

All the white wire organizational pieces were purchased at Storables or The Container Store.

I kept a few of the colored candles.
I moved the other 'over the door hanger' to an upstairs closet.  This clear one was originally for shoes, but I'm using it for my "napkin habit" :) and other party goods.
Much nicer to look at than the primary colors.

And, this is where the primary color door hanger ended up...
An upstairs closet with, again, a little bit of everything.
 I'm beginning to look feel like a hoarder!
Do you have this much stuff in your closets?  
How do you keep it all organized?


  1. Wow, you have quite the collection! I hope to eventually be able to accumulate (hoard) as many items. I like the clear over the door pockets. Even thought the other was mesh, it is so much easier to see and everything looks so neat now. Great job!

  2. I thought the closet look good in the before pics!!! I feel like there's always a closet in my house that needs organizing. Currently, there are 3. I've decided that it's going to be a winter project when it's too cold to go outside! Thanks for visiting & following me. I'm your newest follower!

  3. First, thank you for your comment on my blog. I am always glad to have a fellow northwester commiserate about weather. I have also spent some of the winter months organizing closets. I have a loooonnnng way to go yet but, taking it a day/closet at a time, I'm determined to get there. Good job on your latest project.

  4. I'm so jealous of your entertainment dishes / party closet! Your closets look terrific! I feel like I'm constantly organizing closets, because I'm the only one who ever follows the system. Glad to know I'm not the only one reorganizing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, now that you have your system in place my closets are calling your name:) I don't know when you find the time, my friend... it looks terrific and convenient!

  6. Wish I had a closet this large. You have everything at your fingertips. Mine is all over the house.

  7. Looks wonderful! Can you come over and do mine as well!?;)

  8. I'm trying to plan my closet organization when we move into a new house. Thanks for the tips. I love the Container Store!

  9. Great job! Simplicity is my favorite word. LOVE to organize and declutter. I'm a huge fan of color and although the french chic whites in style now sometimes drive me crazy, this definitely looks better in the white. Now you've done it. I must go organize mine too. ;)

  10. I have gotten to the point that I used my trunks for storage................and I have put up shelves that can hold nice boxes that have labeled so I know what is inside...........it takes time to get organized but well worth it when it is done........Hugs Mary