Saturday, February 12, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Well, I thought it would take 4 hours.  A friend told me that I should take my estimate and multiply it by 3. That is the truth in this case -- it took me 12 hours!

Here's the closet cleaned out:
Here are the shelves...why were they all different colors?!

I decided to paint the sides white and the back Classic Brown from Benjamin Moore.  I was going to use white paint I already had but it was FRIGHTENING when I opened it.  It was in my shed and I think it lost the battle with the extreme temperature changes.  No problem, hopped on up to the paint store for a can of white and I was off to the races.  Here we are in process:
Finally, here is the finished project. 

Wow is it organized! It helps that I got rid of most of what was in the closet. I'm in extreme clean mode. If I don't use it or haven't used it in a year, it's gone. Merciless. The clutter in my life is slowing me down. I want organization people! Down with clutter. Up with simplicity!
Oh yes, I had to do it in two parts...tiny bathroom. It really is irritating...but you'll get the jist! By the way, how many exclamation points did I use in this post? Holy Cow!!!!

Thank you to Traci at Beneath My Heart for the idea!!  One closet a weekend until my life is simplified.


  1. Beautiful! Looks like a Martha Stewart closet to me....even the tampons have a beautiful holder! I know you will enjoy opening the closet every day. Lovely, lovely indeed!

  2. Every girl has commentd on the tampons..LOL! I figure there are three things everyone needs when they visit but don't want to ask for:

    1. Toilet Paper
    2. Tampons
    3. A plunger

    Now they can find all three EASILY!

  3. Wow! That looks great! Great job! Doncha just love it now? :)
    So proud of ya!