D.I.Y. + Organize: Pretty Closet Space

I recently re-organized + updated my closet space. Since I practically live in there I figured it mind as well be functional + it’s so much easier to get dressed when I don’t have to look through six drawers to find something that usually ends up being some where else. 

I found this accent stand on Craigslist {my online alternative to hitting nearly every thrift shop I live near when I simply just have no time to spare} for $15 but had to wait until the owner’s came back from holiday vacation but by then they had knocked the price down to $10 so it was worth the wait. Originally I wanted to cover the marble top {it’s removable} but once it was painted I was too taken with all the pink tones in the stone + decided to leave it as-is. I used Olympic satin paint + the color is ‘Malted Mint’. My hubby did most of the painting because, I think, he wanted to do something with his hands but I’m grateful for the help + his eye for flawless brushstrokes :-)

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Earlier this week I posted this mirror on my Instagram account because it was such a unique find for under $15 {at Target}.

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These knobs were also found at Target {$15}. I was out shopping with a girlfriend who pointed these out. I thanked her a million times over because these were the first ones I’d come across that I instantly loved.

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My husband thinks I should use this owl for makeup brushes but until I can get my 2 year-old to stop using them as paint brushes I’ll stick to faux florals.

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I use this crown dish to hold my rings + any other jewelry that I’m too tired to put away at the moment. Both the owl + the crown were purchased at Michaels.

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And since we’re already in my closet I’m sharing a few of my organizing habits for keeping a handle on so many different things in one space.

I organize my belts {rolled or folded} in this utensil holder stored in between my jeans + leggings. It has four slots + helps keep the belts shape. Oh + it doesn’t stick out at all I just pulled it out for the photo.

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I like to see what I have, otherwise I’ll end up with two of the same thing, so I store 90% of my makeup + nail polishes on shelves also. Most things with me are “out of sight, out of mind” so if I don’t see it then chances are it’ll end up going bad before I use it.

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I mix + match my space sharing as needed keeping some of my heels up high otherwise my daughter will be clacking around the house in them.

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And one more…

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I’m a certified magazine junkie + cannot live without my glossies so at any given time I keep a few issues around to flip through for inspiration or  to conquer
boredom. I found this bookend clearanced at Marshalls for $5, it keeps them from sliding all over the floor. 

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Using the top drawer of the stand for accessory storage. Tangled jewelry is for the birds so I do my best to keep in order; a bowl for my hoop earrings + a vintage ashtray {it’s so pretty don’t know how anyone could ash in it} for my thicker bracelets.

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Hope you enjoyed my post :-) I’ll be sharing more as I get it done.

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4 Comments

  1. liron - August 19, 2014

    i want this owl!!!! where can i get it? do you have a link?

  2. Catherine - February 3, 2013

    Ohh this post comes at the perfect time, I’m just getting ready to take on the task of reorganizing my dresser/closet/desk. This is great inspiration :)

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