In case I haven't mentioned it before, our house was built in 1979. I say that because I feel like for it to be built in the midst of typical ranch style homes - it really has an open feel. It has elements that are ahead of it's time, which was great for us. The closet in the master was one of those elements. It was actually really big! However, having a big closet and having a functional closet are two totally different things. It originally had a metal closet organizer in there. Which in all reality was not organizational at all. It left a lot of dead space. I'll not bore you with a ton of closet pictures, as that is not what this blog is all about. If you would like to see the entire closet before & after ...send me a message. I'll be happy to show you.
This is why we have come here today. This embarrassing, unorganized, waste of space in my closet. However, on a good day, the hamper tends to reside in that cubby, but let's be honest, most days he's waiting on me to unload him in the laundry room. Sigh...
So what should we do with this dead space?! How do I get it organized!? Yeah - that's a tough one. Until we stumbled upon these.
Hubs was helping some friends move and they were giving these away! Yes FOR FREE! It was the best day!
Now to the untrained eye, these may look like typical school lockers, but for professionals like myself (and by "professionals" I mean those that can search Pinterest like a crazy person) these were the perfect closet storage accessory.
We painted of course. That's pretty much my favorite thing to do. (Side note: I called my Dad this weekend and first thing he asked me before I could even say anything was "What are you painting?" HA! I said "How'd you know?" He said, "It's a Saturday and you're home." True - very true. And he was right. I was painting the foyer, but that's a later post)
The lockers did need a few layers of paint, so hubs, being the excellent man he is, painted those. We just used a typical white spray paint. He also taped off the numbers to each locker!
They are slowing coming together. We cut off the bottom legs and let them dry. They were ready. I was so excited.
It is perfect! Tons of storage & even space left over! What do you guys think?
School is back in session at the Harmon House!
This past weekend we did a little antiquing around town. I wasn't looking for anything in particular (which is the best kind of looking) and I stumbled upon this gem.
Gem? I think so. My family wasn't seeing it...but I did. It was in the back part of this particular store, in the sale section...or the a.k.a "been here so long no one wants me so I'm practically free" section. I scored this gem for $10! Now the only question was if it worked!
I started out by taking the plastic pieces out. Lucky for me they just clipped in!
I hung this from a tree and covered the light fixtures with painters tape. Then I spray painted it with this spectacular product! It seriously worked better than I imagined! (Cute model..right!? Yeah - he's a professional)
Coming together....right?! Are you seeing it now?!
I decided I didn't care for the middle "bars" that went around the fixture...so hubby removed them. No clue what sort of tool it was..but it was awesome. Removed & a little touch up paint later and voila!!
We put this light in our dining room. Although our fixture before was ...ok...nothing wrong with it...it just didn't have personality or uniqueness. Here's what we had before....
I love how this turned out! Even the hubs said "it's pretty cool" which is HUGE for him! Ha.
Now onto the next project! Lots of things in store folks, so stick around!