OK. So this post is two years in the making. Yes, two. Regardless, better late than never, right? Right.
I'm basically just going to show you a bunch of photos of my closet. I'll come back later and explain how I put everything together. But to do both together would just be overload. So grab a cup of coffee or beer - depending on the time of day and have a seat!
Here is the layout of the closet. It's not big by modern day standards. It's about 7' wide by 10" long with the corner cut off by the door:
Hopefully that will give you an idea of how I laid everything out. The hubby's side is on the right and my side is on the left.
The first thing you see when you walk in are all the shoes. And truly, we do not have very many shoes compared to a lot of people I know!
The basket on the bottom holds all my flip-flips. I just dig out the pair I prefer.
I arranged my shoes like this to fit more on each shelf. I'd prefer them with both fronts facing out but this fits more and that is what I needed.
If you look up you see the two ceiling lights. Just Home Depot purchases but I love them. A lot.
Now, for the clothes...Let's start with the hubby's side:
He basically has four cubbies: dress shirts, short sleeve shirts, casual tops, and pants. It all fits perfectly with room for scrapbooks way at the top in a small, fifth cubby.
Here is another angle of his side:
This picture shows you the "L" shaped shelves in the corner. He has all his jeans, PJ pants, sweatshirts, and T-shirts here:
Now to my side. It's very similar:
I have six cubbies: two cubbies of shirts, blazers, one cubby with pants, one cubby with overnight bags and purses, one cubby with my grandmother's quilts, and one that is sort of just extra.
My side from the opposite angle:
Here are my "L" shaped shelves:
(And yes, I did not paint the bottoms of the lower shelves because you can't see them. It's not like I crawl around on the floor of the closet! Plus, I'm lazy.)
I keep all the same stuff over here that I listed for the hubby. I love these shelves!
My tall boots are all on the lowest shelf and since the shelf wraps around I have five pairs down there:
If you are standing in front of the shoes looking out the closet door you see my cubby of dresses, and two cubbies for scarves, purses, etc:
The cubby on top of my dresses includes a bunch of scarves and a few clutches:
I created storage for my necklaces and scarves on the outside of that cubby:
I love how handy it is because I don't have to walk in the closet to reach for those last minute items. Easy!
When you are in the closet and close the door, you'll find hooks for all this:
We each have our own row for hats and we share the belt hooks. Works great.
Phew! That felt long. I hope you enjoyed this little tour and come back to see the How-To next week! Thanks for reading.