What was I thinking???
This is JUST the shoe part......
But wait... there are MORE shoes......
The whole thing..... still in the closet......
Yes, the jackets and detritus are out of the closet... but the stuff the kids wore today hangs on the hooks..... IT NEVER FREAKIN' ENDS......
And then there is the door insanity......
But, of course, it being Mother's Day Weekend.... I couldn't just clean the damn closet. No. I had to be SUPER MOM and PAINT first.
I gathered my tools..... standard issue valspar semi-gloss, fantastic short handled brush (I had two... in case someone came over to help or something), stubby foam roller, can opener, stir stick, and coffee. I also had a rubber mallet...... we will get to that part later.
Upon emptying the closet I remembered the scary trap door into the crawl space. The beauty of living in a house built in 1897. You can crawl under the dining room and kitchen. You can't get under the living room or laundry room or bathroom.... that's where the bodies are stashed.
I stuck the camera down the hole. It was scary. I didn't look.
Why yes, our house is logs on granite pile footings. Does that worry you?
Slapping on paint. Goodby yellowish smoker's hack closets... hello glowing white.
Fast-forward throught the boring bits.... and ta-da. Gorgeous.
Now lets talk about that stupid black shelf. It should fit. I've made it fit in the past. I had to use my rubber hammer. I love that thing. There isn't a lot you can't accomplish with a good rubber mallet. Stupid fraggin' crooked walls.
I also smashed my thumb in the metal part. Happy dance. I had to curl up on the floor and whisper swear words. I didn't want the kids to come and try to help me.
How to organize this? The closet is, basically, 4 feet long and 23 inches deep. How to maximize storage? Suggestions??
Small person. Post brownie eating. Wearing her (sister's) favorite jammies and her brother's shoes.
Do you see the giant shoe pile behind her??
There is this, smaller, giant pile.....
And this..... oh my.
It all came OUT of the closet... but will it all go back IN?????