We’ve been in our house for over a month, and we still haven’t “completed” an entire room. The halls need touch up paint, we have posters to hang, closets to organize and rooms to decorate. Every time we plan to tackle a project, something happens. Take yesterday for example. I was going to finally take on our master closet and get the shoe rack installed, jewelry organized and hats and purses sorted out. Instead I stood guard in the garage. Micah open the garage door to go for a bike ride and and when he went to close it, it got stuck. We tried to disable it but we still couldn’t get the door down. Dadtractor was an hour away, so we had to wait. I wasn’t guarding the garage from potential thieves, I was guarding it from the 16 cats that live next door. Yes, SIXTEEN cats. They are outside cats and are always trying to sneak into the house. They love sleep on and under our car too. Yes, they are adorable (especially the grey ones) but I don’t want them in the house.
Eventually Dadtractor came by and removed part of the garage opener. We’re not please with the company who installed our garage door (and fireplace). I called Cressy Door Company to ask if someone could come out and fix the door and they told me that they don’t have any technicians who work after 4pm. Seriously? We both work 7am to 3:30pm. Micah’s a teacher and can’t leave work early. Next time we have a garage door installed (which we hope is never), I’m double checking that the service department works reasonable hours.
Anywho, I was going to sort out this:
I honestly don’t know how the closet got to look this way. OK, I do. We just wanted boxes unpacked, so instead of taking the time to put everything properly, we just shoved stuff into the rooms they would live in. At least we (and by we I mean Micah) installed the closet organizing set and got his ties in order.
I decided that since I wouldn’t have enough time to overhaul the entire closet, I would just pick something easy to tackle. I went for the jewelry. My main problem was finding a way to organize necklaces. Apparently, I have a lot of necklaces. I though about tacks in the wall but that seemed like too much of a shortcut. I dropped by Urban Outfitters at lunch and looked at necklace stands, but nothing caught my eye in the store. After standing in the closet for 10 minutes just staring at the mess (you know you do that too), I came up with this little number.
Yes, it’s a little ghetto, but it does the job. I actually used the purse at my wedding. I took picture hooks and with pliers, manipulated the metal so it would hook on to my purse without glue or causing damage. The nice thing is that I can add more hooks if I need them and this didn’t cost me anything. We had the hooks already.
I put up the mirror we got at Ikea for $7, dug up a table runner and breakfast goodie stand from the wedding and found the necklace bust thing I bought on clearance at Urban Outfitters last year. I put Micah’s jewelry box up and one of his hats that matched the display. Yes, Micah has a jewelry box but he only owns watches and collar stays. I like the overall look but I think we need a few little trays or dishes for all the watches, a new runner in white or black and of course, we need to remove the paper towel roll chillin’ in the back. Why is that there?
Tonight I am installing the shoe rack thing. It’s going to happen and when it does, life in the closet will be so much better. By the end of the weekend purses and hats will be organized, shoes put away and shelves looking presentable. I’m telling you, it’s going to happen. Now I just need to figure out how to organize hats and purses. Any suggestions?