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Monday, March 18, 2013

closet turned lovely little office

it's a typical weeknight. i serve evie's dinner, exhale some mmm-mmm's as she attempts her roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potato, and take her upstairs for pajamas and teeth brushing. i don't dare mention the word bath let alone put her in the tub. she's going through a phase of kicking and screaming and nearly hyperventilating at the thought of sitting in that lukewarm water. (who knows.) 

i open the linen closet to fetch a washcloth and—timberrr!—the guts of the closet spill out into the hallway. i don't even blink, because i'm not a bit surprised. we've never organized the thing. since we moved in, we've crammed it with towels, washcloths, sheets, sleeping bags, baby gear (a crib mobile, baby bjorn, bouncy seat and so on), costco-size packages of toilet paper and diapers and baby wipes, and extra bed pillows and comforters, you know, in case we ever have houseguests. (so far we've had two.) 

once evie's in bed, i get to work—not organizing, but creating a pinterest board that i'll use as inspiration for my new closet: a mini office! i've seen plenty of closets-turned-offices but have never been truly motivated to create one until that crib mobile fell on my head. i'm glad it happened, because we have tons of office stuff that could use a home.

i don't have a before picture, but here's the after picture. our messy closet is now a lovely little corner at the end of the hall, perfectly organized and completely usable. it feels good!



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  1. That is such a great idea! It works perfect and looks fab : )

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  2. Wow! This look amazing! I love all the combinations of patterns and textures. Great job!

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  3. that looks incredible! what a great idea. I never would have thought of that!

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  4. Beautiful! I am so guilty of having washcloths fall on my head every time I open the door also.

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  5. Wow! That's really cool. Between your bedroom and this closet, you have some real diy talent.


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  6. Looks good. What a clever idea! Enjoy it. :)

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  7. this is so cute!! i just love your floral stole!

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  8. What a suh-weet little space! Love the flower stool and the lamp, heck, I love the whole thing!

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  9. LOVE it!! Your blog is so adorabable! I'm following you on GFC!

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  10. Wow your closet/office turned out so good! I have plenty of rooms in our apartment that could definitely use a little make over!

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  11. Oh that looks great! I love it!

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  12. wow! that is tooo cute and awesome all at the same time!!!

    And your blog is also adorable and sweet!!

    following you back!

    xoxo
    Andrea

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  13. that ottoman is awesome, i love the print. where did you get it? also i think turning your closet into a mini office is a great idea!

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  14. i completely need to organize too! my closet has been crying for it. good thing Spring is around the corner :)

    yours looks really good!

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  15. LOVE this! I seen it on Pinterest a while back but yours turned out so much better!

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