5 Minute Shelf

January tends to do something to me. It makes me want to ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS! Organize the cups in the cabinet? Yup. Organize my underwear? Maybe. Organize the craft buttons by color, size and use? No. But now that you mention it..

I’ve talked about our closet before. I mean, it’s silly. How many times can one person really talk about a closet on the internet and hope people care enough to listen? Three apparently.

So you know I just basically added some nails for my necklaces and I had a rolling cart in there for clutches and something weird happened? The clutches always ended up on the floor and it turned into three junk drawers. That’s something I learned about myself. Give me a drawer and I’ll take a mile. Wait what?

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But seriously, I didn’t utilize the rolling cart like I originally intended and it was wasting valuable space in our super tiny closet. It was a pretty big pain to squeeze by it everyday to get to my clothes. #firstworldproblems perhaps? Okay, lame hash tag insert, I know. I’m embarrassed myself.

So for something this easy you just need a piece of wood, the straighter the better. Since it’s going to be a shelf you want it to be level. You’ll also need some L brackets, screws and painters tape.

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I painted my shelf with some leftover samples that we keep around the house for emergencies like this, and some fun bubble design I felt it needed last minute. Thanks to a gold Sharpie and a glass jar it was easy as heck. It looks a little yellow and gross in the next few photos but I assure you it’s the prettiest grey blue with bronze bubbles you ever did see.

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Then comes the hangin’– this can be REALLY easy, I promise you. Take a piece of painters tape and your little level. Once you tape it on the wall and make sure the TAPE is level, you just attach the brackets to the wall and boom, bang pow. You’ve got yourself some level brackets.. Which means, your shelf will be level. See? Couldn’t be easier. It literally takes minutes. And, since you’re going to use paint samples which are flat paints, they also dry super fast. Did I mention this is the easiest tutorial ever? Yes. It is. Fast and easy.

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That’s what she said.

Just kidding. How gross. ;)

So then you set your shelf on the brackets and screw them in to the shelf underneath. See!? Done. Add your pretties and you’re ready to go.

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Confession, I have a perfume hoarding problem. I’m taking the possible steps to get rid of a few, but it’s hard to say goodbye.

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The cutest little love bunnies you ever did see. Good job Hubby, good job!

 

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So much more room! For bras! Not really, but Jami said it’s better to hang them so hang them I shall. I listen to her like that. Also, not pictured a perfect little magazine basket that is now housing my shoes. I guess most girls wouldn’t want to throw their heels in a basket but my stock doesn’t really go into shoes.. More like.. Perfume, and power tools.  ;)

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So all in all.. Little closets, we’re making it work people!

Worlds Smallest Closet

I don’t know if you’re aware but we live in a ridiculously small house. Okay, I take that back. I know we’re beyond blessed to even have a roof over our heads and have the space that we do have but sometimes when I walk into my 2 foot by 3 foot closet I cuss a little bit. I do. I’m working on it.

 

Now that I’ve got THAT off my chest ;) I’ll share with you a few tweaks we did this weekend while working on the bedroom. Since we have very little room to store clothes, what we don’t wear we get rid of. And, out of season items go in the basement. Summer is my favorite closet time since there’s no bulky sweaters and hoodies. Praise the Lord for Michigan summers that’s for sure. Yes, those are my bras over yonder. Let’s all agree we’re adults and not giggle. I hear it’s better to hang them than stuff them in a drawer so that’s what I do.

 

Awkwardness aside I scrounged up an old frame and some chicken wire to make a little pin/ earring holder it adds a pop of color to the white walls.

Let’s get something out of the way. This whole closet aims more towards function than being the prettiest closet on the block. I love the look of door knobs for holding necklaces & bracelets but honestly I couldn’t waste the space. Tiny nails it is. Basic and boring but I sure store a lot.

 

Which brings me to my next point.

Clearly, I’m a necklace hoarder. I tend to go for things that can be worn up or down. Everything from Target goodies to some shops you may have heard of like Lisa Leonard & Cap Creations..

Watches..watches watches..

The cheap roller cart stores fabric, pillow covers, clutches and extra hats. How random? But it felt right.

On top is a pretty little dish I got from a wedding many moons ago to hold earrings. I always say I’m going to put a picture in it like it’s supposed to have but it’s been years and still haven’t gotten to do that, I’m not holding my breath.

The heart box is something I made my senior year. It’s one of my most favorite pieces of art, honestly. I just love it. It holds..Junk, right now.

So there you have it. The most smallest closet and it’s mini overhaul. I’d love to do a pretty paint job in it and have a pretty door with window panes but, you know how that goes. :) One project leads to another!

 

But, in more exciting news, I finished the wall that never ends too this weekend!

I also added curtains.

Oh, beauty. You’re sure coming along nicely. Once I pick out bedding and swap out the light fixture & add some lamp shades (The blue is not staying) it’ll be all done. Well, as close to done as anything in an ever revolving house is.