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!