Monday, September 22, 2014

Closet Makeover…Perfect for Scrapbooking

Hi everyone! Two years ago I painted my daughter Courtney's room from her favorite hot pink when she was younger to a more neutral gray that she likes now as an adult.

Here's the before…

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and after…

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The sad part now is…she moved into her own apartment.

The closet is empty, I can finally paint the inside to cover the last of the hot pink!

I've kept the room as a bedroom for when they come back to visit or for guests, but I am utilizing the closet to keep ALL of the memorabilia things I have saved for years and years. All the souvenirs, tickets stubs, vacation memories, school souvenirs and so much more.

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Come in to see if you can do something similar in your home…

To start, I removed a lower shelf to make more room.

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Then paint, paint, paint.

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Done! It wasn't as bad as painting the whole room.

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Then I loaded it up with Closet Maid organizers that I had in different closets throughout the house and in the basement.

These are great, inexpensive and you can assemble them yourself. I bought most of mine at Walmart or Home Depot.

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I collected bins and boxes to store all the memory things until I have a chance to scrapbook and start a memory book for everyone.

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These little corner units worked great for a clothes closet, but for this scrapbooking closet I used them on the top shelf laying down.

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When they are laying down, it's perfect for books and photo albums.

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The books stand up nicely with the center supports.

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The other units hold bags of souvenirs ready to be put into books.

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Each bags hold all the stuff and is dated to keep things in order.

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Boxes keep things organized too.

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My big project is to scan ALL my photos. I organized them and used shoe bags to keep them in order as I scan them year by year.

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The top shelf is also a great place to display all the ceramics the kids painted when they were little. Makes my heart sad that they are all grown up.

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I bought a scanner and this is a great place to start that project.

I used a folding bistro set from our back yard patio.

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I can scan away and watch tv while I'm doing it, but when I'm done, I just fold up the set and put it away.

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It's hidden and out of the way.

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Guest staying over will never know I have a scrapbooking office in there!!

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Hope you enjoyed the little tour of my new revamped closet!

Happy organizing,
~Karen~

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17 comments:

  1. So many good ideas here - I love it! My wheels are turning. I have a video tape project that I need to get on disk. If everything was ready and organized like this it might actually be fun to work on!

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  2. WOWSERS!!!! What a great idea of how to do this!!!

    It is a bit sad when they leave home...but this little space will make for fun memories!

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  3. Great idea. I will keep it in my 'memory bank' for future plans. Right now every closet has been in use but I have a large walk in that is needing organization. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The hardest part for me in setting up a closet for something other than clothes, is what size storage shelves, drawers, bins, etc to maximize the space for my stuff. Your idea of adding the folding table & chair is fantastic! Now there's no excuse to not work on an overwhelming project. You're brilliant Karen!

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  5. I am trying to find smart ways to make more space in my apartment. Thank you for sharing, great work.

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  6. WOW! I thought I was pretty organized but you put my efforts to shame.

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  7. This is incredible! I don't have a spare closet to work with, but if I did I would copy this idea in a heartbeat. You amaze me!!!!

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  8. Very nice! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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  9. Wow! As usual, you have come up with so many organizing ideas! You have me thinking of doing a bit of rearranging too. Thank you for the great ideas! Enjoy your creative day!

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  10. Wow that looks incredible! Great job.

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  11. Brilliant idea!!!!! Looks perfect!!!!!! Wish I had a spare closet!!!!!!!! Have a happy crafty week!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  12. Great idea! I have so many pictures that also need scanning. What brand of scanner are you using?

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  13. Great ideas.
    I love your organization ideas.
    I am back on your mailing list. Thanks

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  14. I just can't get over how organized you are! If I were only half as organized as you, no telling what I could accomplish! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  15. Wow, what an awesome organized closet!! Wish I could hire you!! I want to be like you but just don't get how to do it. I guess a trip to HD or WM will help me...thanks.

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  16. Please tell me where the corner shelves are from?

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