The closet was one of the things I hated the most about the condo when we moved in.  I hated the paint, the carpet, and the whole closet system.  I HATED trying to come up with ways to best use the space and no matter what I did things always got lost in that closet.  For 2 years I’ve put up with it now, I must stop this Christmas thing from coming… but HOW?!  Ahem… sorry, got carried away.

This is what we were dealing with:

What WAS working:

  • Extra space to put unused hangers
  • High storage for luggage

What WASN’T working:

  • Purse storage
  • Shoe space
  • Strange shelving up the left hand side
  • (not pictured) The long hang on the right wall of the closet hid about 2 feet of the short hang portion so the corner was a bermuda triangle of clothing.

We tore everything out, patched up the holes, painted, and installed a custom closet from The Container Store.  Here is the (almost finished) closet:

What I’m in love with: the floor length mirror, the sock jar (it really frees up drawer space!), the shoe storage, how much more functional the closet is.

What I still need to work on: purse storage, chalkboard tags for our sock jars, and a chandelier.  Ok, maybe not the chandelier part πŸ™‚