Andrew and I have this running joke. He walks into his closet, which is right across from mine (identical layouts in a mirror image), walks out, closes the door, and says, “Your closet is SUCH a mess.”
Because, you know, it never is. But his closet…
Let’s just say it’s clean if you can see the floor. And I find it so hilarious. Because this incredibly organized, cleanly man just throws stuff in there and closes the door. But sometimes, just sometimes, I catch him peeking into my closet (which I “prettied up” almost immediately after moving in 3 years ago because HELLO! My own walk-in closet??? Dreamland). I’m pretty sure my husband wanted a nice-looking space too, even though he would never admit it!
So, I “prettied” up his closet. Here are the before and after shots, though I apologize for the quality and lack of good light. Turns out even a walk-in closet is pretty hard to photograph.
After:So what did I do?
First, I cleared every mother-loving item out of there (including the shelves), then vacuumed, dusted, and painted the background walls black-ish (it’s Martha Stewart’s Francesca, slightly darker than charcoal grey- find it at Home Depot). I found different homes for the empty guitar cases, empty duffel bags, and extra blankets and pillows for guests, which freed up a lot of space for… dun, dun, dun… clothes!
I brought in one of our wooden crates for storing shoes and drilled in two small hooks for hanging hats or bow ties (he has a pretty crowded tie rack on the back of the door). I added the horns as a joke… he can’t stand them, so I’m sure they will come down after he sees them and groans and laughs.
Then I just organized: sweaters with sweaters, pants with pants, tee shirts with tee shirts, etc. All the pens went into an old mug that used to belong to my dad that Andrew has always loved. All of the miscellaneous items strewn about went into the basket next to it, and that about sums it up! It really wasn’t a very big job, but it made me feel so good to do something nice for him.
And because I’m showing his closet, I only thought it fair to show mine as well… so how about it? Would you like to see my closet tomorrow???