As I showed you earlier this week, my closet makeover was a beast. You’d think I’d be used to painting after all of the painting I do, but it sucks every time. Especially since none of my windows open (they are all either painted shut or the pulleys are broken), it’s like a brain cell murder party whenever I paint. But what can a girl do?
After letting the paint dry, it was on to the fun stuff!
SO MUCH BETTER. Before doing this project I knew it would be better, but I never imagined it would be this much better. As for the changes I made, I added a few framed photos just for fun, moved one box that used to live on the floor to up on the shelves, and then I bought a new towel bar for my scarves. The previous bar I was using didn’t have the proper hardware so it was just barely hanging on with two nails, so I figured $16 for a solid bar was worth it. In fact, that is the only thing I had to buy for this project. I already had primer and white paint (from my dresser makeover). This is a pretty amazing makeover for only $16!!
In full disclosure though, I did not put everything back in here. The tub on the ground that was full of decorations didn’t come back in. For now it is in the second bedroom closet, but eventually it will go to the basement. I try not to use my basement as a storage unit, because I don’t need to keep junk, but since decorating is one of my passions, one tub of decorations is pretty reasonable.
Though I’m extremely happy with the result, there are still a few things that need to be done in here. Like the two bedrooms and hallway, the closet floor really needs refinished. There is so much paint on the floors (not from me!), but I just don’t have it in me to do the floors right now. Also, you may have noticed the ugly brown cord hanging from the ceiling fixture with no lightbulb. Yeah, that’s a weird one. If I put a lightbulb in the socket is works, BUT there is no way to turn it off. There is no light switch and the pull string doesn’t work. Someday I’ll get an electrician to help me out, but for now, it is what it is. I haven’t had a light in there for two and half years, so it doesn’t really bother me.
My favorite thing about this makeover (besides the low cost obviously) is how tall the closet looks now! It feels a mile taller in there, it’s amazing.
Random thought on the topic of closet organizing: You know how there is all this weird pressure to have matching hangers? It’s like the ultimate closet fantasy, matching hangers. It’s pretty dumb, but I’ve totally bought into it. In fact I’ve bought into about three times. First it was nicer blue plastic hangers, the kind that are better than the cheap plastic ones. But then I decided I didn’t like the blue ones so I moved on to wood hangers. Those were nice but they were so thick, they took up too much space. Lastly I got into the thin velvet hangers. Those are great, but stupid expensive. Soooo now I have smattering of all types of hangers. Ah well. They are just hangers ya know?