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…
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.
Come in to see if you can do something similar in your home…
To start, I removed a lower shelf to make more room.
Then paint, paint, paint.
Done! It wasn't as bad as painting the whole room.
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.
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.
These little corner units worked great for a clothes closet, but for this scrapbooking closet I used them on the top shelf laying down.
When they are laying down, it's perfect for books and photo albums.
The books stand up nicely with the center supports.
The other units hold bags of souvenirs ready to be put into books.
Each bags hold all the stuff and is dated to keep things in order.
Boxes keep things organized too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's hidden and out of the way.
Guest staying over will never know I have a scrapbooking office in there!!
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of my new revamped closet!