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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Before & After: A Linen Closet Redo

Hey guys! Happy Thursday!

Before I get into the nitty gritty of one of my most recent projects, I wanted to give a quick shout out for all the sweet comments and e-mails I have received lately about the different things I've posted about! Mainly the anxiety and depression.

I appreciate knowing I'm not alone. I appreciate your support and friendship. I hope for those who also struggle with this I can be a good friend, helpful source, and listening ear.

My heart goes out to you. In a way it could never have if I hadn't started to struggle with this myself. I pray that you may find the comfort and answers you need to address this particular trial in your lives.

Sending lots of love your way!

On that note, let me share with you a redo I did at my mom's house!

I don't know what it is about other people's homes, but I am always a million times more motivated to get projects done for my friends and family than I am for myself.

This being no exception. But organizing this closet wasn't enough for me.

For as long as I can remember this closet has been ugly. Like, ever since I was 3 years old, its been the devil in my nightmares.

And it was far past time for that to change.

Since there really was no budget for a "redo," and all my mom asked me to do was organize the closet, I solicited some help from my dad and found all the left-over paint they had lying around from previous projects. Then I got myself to work.

Yeeeeesh. Here are some before pics, prior to me pulling everything out for the "purge."  After emptying everything out of the closet, I made three piles:  A. Junk, B. Nice, with no matches, C. Keepers.

I set the piles off to the side for my mom to approve and go through once she got home and then got started on the painting. 

I, unfortunately, didn't get any pictures of the process, or any before pictures of the white walls and the bare particle board shelves. Eeeghghgkjh ((shudders)). Maybe it was for the best!
But here are my after's:
 I just loooooooooove the contrast. I most definitely randomly opened this closet at least a 100 times since I painted it.

Doesn't it just make you smile?

Anyways, once my mom approved my purge piles, I went ahead and reorganized all of the items we decided to keep back into the closet.

I added some labels, from the scrapbooking section in Target, and I bought a few containers for random items.
 The small tan basket is holding my mother's table cloths, and the large basket on the floor is housing some extra pillows.

Ahh! Isn't it so much better? I'm a lil' bit in love. 
What area in your home always seems to be an issue? For us, it's the master bedroom. I don't know why, but it always seems to be a catchall for all of our junk!  Anyways, happy DIYing everybody!

1 comment:

  1. That really looks nice Megan. You have a talent for organizing and redoing!



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