Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Closet disaster and organizing our mess

Well y'all. I have had 2 sick little birdies for the past few days, and they are just now to a point where I can peel them off of me and get to the computer for a bit. Oh, I have a boring story to tell, but it will 'splain the disaster below. One night, the hubs and I had just settled in for a long winter's nap, when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter...oh, wait, wrong story...sorry! T and I had gone to bed and were about to drift off to Neverland (no, not THAT Neverland...Michael wasn't anywhere around) when we heard a huge calamity in the hallway. It didn't take long to assess what had transpired. This had happened...

Well, it was worse than this. It has been a while since it happened, and I had to do a little cleaning up so I could get to my scrapbooking wares. So, I have been trying to figure out exactly what kind of configuration I need in my space. I need to make it very functional with lots of storage. It is a "coat closet", but it needs to function as scrapbook storage, vacuum cleaner storage, winter accessory storage, gift wrap storage and random junk storage as well. In light of this disaster, I have been perusing the newest IKEA catalog to get some ideas. Does anyone else have a multipurpose space like mine? I would love to see some of them or get some ideas to make it function well.
Okay, for the fun stuff.

This is right by my back door. Isn't it fun? Now we have a place to put all of our junk as we come and go. Please note: the green isn't staying. That is a whole other project in itself...I'll keep you posted.

On another note, I have considered adding baby bedding to my etsy shop. I think that there might be a need for vintage inspired, gender neutral and modern baby bedding sets. What do you think?

3 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Amy said...

Oh no...I hate it when things like entire closets fall in a pile of chaos! I have a lot of stuff in my closets too, and I wish I could figure something better out. My big one now is I want a walk in pantry. That's my new project! Vintage baby bedding...super idea. I love anything with an old fashioned look. Hope the kids are feeling better soon! Amy

Sandy Toes said...

I have that cute southern living plate...love the ribbon!
sandy toe

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh girl, you are not alone with the whole closet disaster! I have TWO, yes two, closets like that...worse, actually!

I love the little area by your back door~ it's so cute! I also love your idea of adding baby bedding to your etsy shop! I can't wait to see it! :)