i unfortunately had to clean out my closet last night. it got to the point where i had so many clothes, i couldn't even fit them all on hangers in my eentsy-teensy south minneapolis closet. yeah, anyone who lives here knows how small the closets are. i went through with reckless abandon...not even thinking about what i was getting rid of. if i hadn't worn it in a year - gone! i was so proud of myself. at the end of it all, i had about 50 empty hangers. however, i still had a full closet.
so now i have a dream project. we have this furnace room. it's a typical basement room, concrete floors, lath and plaster ceiling (that crumbles just a little every time the kids jump off the couch upstairs), white walls - ugly. i want to make it my dressing room. sure, my clothes and shoes will have to share the space with a furnace and some christmas ornaments, but it sure would beat the five-foot closet that i have now. i've been thinking a lot about this project, and here is my dream closet...
it all starts with this...i have a great leopard chaise that i got many years ago. it hasn't been in use for the last six years, but i think i just found the perfect closet for it.
of course, if i'm going all old hollywood, i guess i need a little breakfast at tiffany's paint. so here's the wall color:
and then for the accessories. i have to glam it up a little. while it might just be a place to put my clothes, i definitely need to fancy it up with some fun vintage finds.
Mighty Swell last weekend saw rae's beautiful way to display jewelry. i was inspired and decided an old chicken wire and wood gate would work beautifully. i'll just buy some s-hooks from the local hardware store and hang necklaces from this great architectural piece. it can hang on the wall as art work, or i might build a stand for it to sit on the ground.
so, chris, if you're reading, this is what i want for christmas. it might sound like a lot of work, but look at it this way: if you build it for me, you can have your closet space back in the bedroom!!!
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