So, he hauled himself off to Lowe's after I begged and pleaded that he go get some new closet organization systems. I knew it would help me feel less cluttered in my mind if I could get those two closets under control. I needed an organizational project like this for my restless mind this weekend, and I was thrilled when Chris agreed to do all the hard work so that I could primly place things in order on my new shelves.
My husband believes in doing things right and well and thouroughly the FIRST time around, so this little project quickly became a two day fiasco for us. We (from henceforth, please note that by "we", I mean "CHRIS".) had to pull out the old shelving, patch the walls where the shelving had been, prime the wall and baseboards, and then completely re-paint the insides of both closets. Then 'we' had to measure off the shelving while doing complicated math formulas to scale the measurements in the instruction manuals from an 8 foot closet space to a measly FIVE FOOT SIX-ish closet space. After that, 'we' had to CUT all the shelving with a hacksaw so that it would squeeze into our itty bitty closet space. All that was left after that was the complicated assembly.
All the insides of our closet, on the outside.
Handy AND sexy.
The new shelving.
Our bedroom closet, AFTER.
OKay, I wasn't able to get a before pic of Ezra's closet, but picture all of this stuff piled precariously in a tiny closet- where Ezra couldn't get to any of his toys without help from mom or dad.
Chris working hard on Ezra's closet after we put Ezra down for his nap in our bedroom.
Ezra's closet, AFTER.
And, as an extra bonus, I was able to rearrange Ezra's bookshelf a bit too.
After all of this hard work, I feel like my house is somehow lighter, brighter, cleaner. I feel like I can breathe easier again. Ezra has been playing happily on his own in his room all morning because he can (imagine this!) REACH HIS OWN TOYS! What a concept!
So, I'd like to send an extra special THANK YOU to my husband for all his hard work and patience this weekend. I love my new closets!