Master Closet Makeover

Good Monday morning! Are you off today for Martin Luther King Jr. birthday? I am! Even though I just had time off for Christmas, I still enjoy another free day. I just feel like I have so much to do at the house. It is slowly coming together. The painting is just about done, just the kitchen is left. Yay! It is so nice to see the fresh white paint and to have the house slowly getting cleaned up. I have worked in the living room the most, just because I seem to have an idea of where I want it to go :)! The other rooms haven’t really formed in my mind yet. But they will! Until they do, I have another makeover to show you.

This is the Master Room Closet. It’s not very big, but I have tried to make the most of the space.

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Here is the before:  The bar wasn’t even hung on the rack!

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We took everything out and I gave it a good coat of paint. I also took off the sliding doors and added folding doors so I could see everything better. I knew I wanted plenty of room for my shoe collection :), so I planned around the shoe organizers. I hung two bars on one side of the closet, one for tops and one for pants and skirts.

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I also am a little OCD with my hangers. I have all my summer and winter tops in there, plus my scarves and belts.

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After everything else was fit to the closet, we added the shelf back in. I have my jeans and extra pj’s up there.

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Down on the lower rod, I have my pants, some jackets and my shorter skirts.

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And my pride and joy…my multiple shoe organizers! I bought 3 of these from Target (I had one from the old house). We stacked them and attached them to the wall so I wouldn’t have shoes raining down on my head. On the lower organizers I left out one of the dividers so I could fit my boots in.

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I just love how I can see everything at one time. I really helps me use what I have and not buy multiple items because I can’t find it or see it.

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Here’s a before and after for you:

That’s one more step to getting the house to normal! Maybe next week I can actually show you a whole room…or maybe just part of one! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Organizing my Jewelry Organizer!

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great week and you are preparing to have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

Last weekend, I hosted a party for my friend Breanne who sells Premier Design Jewelry.  If you don’t know anything about Premier Design, it is a Christian based direct sales company that helps women financially.   They have some absolutely beautiful jewelry and it is totally worth the price.

And since I hosted a party, I will be getting a great deal on jewelry.  I get a lot of jewelry for free!  I am super excited to get all of my jewelry and give all of my friends jewelry as well.  Hooray!

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But, now that I have all of this jewelry, I need a way to organize it all.  Breanne gave me a jewelry organizer to put all of my bling into.  So, I laid all of my jewelry out to show you!

I have the Sugar Rush necklace.

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The Trunk Show necklace.

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Half of the Pick of the Litter earrings, Haley has the other half.

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And two hostess bracelets since I hosted this party and will be hosting another one in November.  I have a silver and a rose gold bracelet.

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So, the jewelry fits in the organizer…to a point.  The board that the earrings are on didn’t fit in one of the slots, and my Sugar Rush necklace became tangled…not fun to take apart and put back together.

So, my initial thought was to take my other jewelry organizer, which is completely full, and use it for my Premier Design stuff.  Now that may seem like a lot more work (yes…it was) but in the end it was worth it.

I then went through all of my jewelry and kept some jewelry and of course got rid of some stuff.  But it was all good because now I can use the big organizer for all of my Premier jewelry.

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This is what I’m Keeping

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This is what I’m getting rid of

So this is all of my random jewelry in the new organizer.

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And now that I have my new stuff, on the old organizer (confusing…yes).  And I put labels for each item so I know what I have and what I don’t have.

So much nicer!  And I don’t have to worry about my bigger pieces, like Sugar Rush, getting tangled up because they are hanging.  Plus, I have plenty more room to add more pieces after I get my free jewelry!

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Parisian Style Brass Coffee Table From Chairish

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all have had a great week and are ready to take on the weekend.  Maybe it’s time for a change around your houses and you are redecorating, so hopefully this will give you some ideas!
You may remember that we did a post for Chairish showing how we would style an armoire.
It was so much fun to put together and imagine what it could look like! If you don’t remember, click here to read that post.  Well,  we were asked to do another post, so of course we said yes!

This time we worked with a coffee table.  We found this trunk that could function as a coffee table, and we loved it.  It is a brassy color which would work really well when it comes to decorating. This could add some sparkle to your room!

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But what do you put on your coffee table to make it look nice, but also be functional?  I mean, your table could be your centerpiece of your living room, so why not make it look amazing!  One of the first things I do is decide the theme.  And, I love anything Parisian (this is a common known fact on this blog), so I went with a French theme.  I started with this bowl from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I love the look of the bowl, and it can be filled with many different things.  I decided that I would put pink and white beads in the bottom of the bowl and silk flowers to add some accents.  Bowls can be filled with whatever you like, so it is up to you! Trays would be a good choice too. Trays can hold lots of things, but keep them contained and looking neat.
The next thing that I went with was some boxes to hold items in.  This can be important when it comes to holding the precious TV remotes and maybe even some coasters.  The boxes that I found are actually jewelry boxes. They have interchangeable bottoms so you can change them with your theme or color scheme. How cool is that! This works perfectly to hold the Fleur de Lis coasters and make sure they don’t all get separated.
And finally, I added an Eiffel Tower statue.  This piece is to help add some height and interest to your decor, but it’s not too tall to get in the way.  I also added a pink candle to make your room smell nice.  This is important because your table will have decorations, but it won’t be too busy and take away from the beauty of the table.

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Here is the style board again just to remind you how beautiful it is!
Just a couple more tips-use odd numbers when displaying things on tables and use varying heights. This add more interest and is pleasing to the eye. But most of all, have fun with it! Keep playing with it until it pleases you. It’s your own design!
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I hope you enjoyed reading about my coffee table that I designed.  If you want to check out any of the items that I put on this blog, click on the link by their pictures.  We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with Chairish again! Be sure to check out their website and tell them we said ‘Hello!’
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Cleaning Out for a New Apartment

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Hello everyone!  I am excited to announce that I will be moving in July!  Okay, maybe not super excited because that means that I have to move all of my stuff.  But, I will be moving to a new apartment when my lease is up and I am excited.

So, of course, I have to go through all of my stuff to see what I need and what I don’t need.

I started small with these bags that were under my bed.

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They had a bunch of fabric and shoes that I used for a small project that I don’t do anymore in them.  So, of course, I don’t need those anymore and pulled them out to sell at our family’s yard sale this summer.  I now have my yarn under the bed instead of at the foot of the bed like I had been doing.

Next, I went through my shoes.

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Here’s the deal.  I have a lot of shoes.  So to get rid of 7 pairs is a miracle.  I had two boxes full of shoes in my closet along with random shoes in my closet and a rack hanging on my closet door.  So, I went through all of my shoes and got rid of some of them.  Some will be sold on Poshmark and others will be sold at the yard sale.

Then I went through purses.  Here’s the before.

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And here’s the after!

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I got rid of 3 purses.  This is like shoes, I love purses.  So getting rid of purses is hard to do.  So getting rid of 3 is a big deal.

And then I went through my hall closet again and found some things to get rid of like a mesh hamper and some hats that I don’t wear anymore.  I also got rid of all of my CD’s because they are all on my iTunes account.  And of course some more clothes.

And here’s the end result!

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Yeah…so I got rid of a lot of stuff.  And of course I need to get rid of more stuff before I move.  But, I think that it’s a good start and of course I will show you my new apartment when I move!

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Another Closet, Another Organization

Everyone has a closet that is stuffed full of stuff where you can’t see what’s in there.  You know, things like wrapping paper, clothes, suitcases, sheets, and other stuff.

No…just me.  Okay.

Anyway.  So in my apartment, I have a closet in my bedroom and a hall closet to put all of my stuff in.  Now, this may seem like I have a lot of room to put stuff in and store everything.  Unfortunately, I have so much stuff that this doesn’t really work out.  Because this, is what my hall closet looks like.

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There is so much stuff in this closet that I never want to open it because it isn’t clean.  I don’t actually know what’s all in the closet, but it is a mess.  I had everything from kitchen stuff I wasn’t using to a tool box to jeans because they didn’t fit in my closet or my dresser.

Step 1: Clear out everything in the closet.  I literally pulled out everything that was in the closet and set it on the floor and the stairs so that I could see what I all had.

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Look!  It’s Empty!

Step 2: Find little things that can be stored in other things.  So, I had extra sheets for my bed that I kept in the closet.  I had my printer box that was still in the closet, so I was able to fit all of the sheets in the printer box to make more room for other items.  I also put all of my gift and Christmas stuff (so gift bag, wrapping paper, a small Christmas tree, a tree topper, you get the point) into my big suitcase.  It worked out perfectly!

Step 3:  Fit everything on shelves about the same size.  I put a few of the bigger items on the shelves that they were originally on.  I kept the top shelf pretty much the same, printer box, movies, and a bag of craft stuff.  I also kept the suitcases on the bottom shelf because they didn’t fit on other shelves.  I did move some things, like me jeans, to the floor where there was more room.

Step 4: Put everything back in the closet.  Now, it’s time to fit everything else on the shelves.  Surprise!  You may now be able to fit more stuff in the closet!

Step 5: Step back and admire how nice and neat your closet looks!

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I am so happy that I took this apart and back together.  It looks much cleaner and organized.  I was actually able to place more things in the closet to make my bedroom a little cleaner.  Now, if it can actually stay that way, that would be fantastic!

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