November 17, 2014
I have to apologize about this project. It was quite some time ago I announced a series of posts featuring step by step details on the changing of a hall closet into a Dream Accessory Closet. Much has happened with me personally and unfortunately, this particular blog series suffered. I did however want to share with you the completed closet even though it is not necessarily a DIY post.
Recap: When we moved into our rental house several years ago, there was a closet at the end of the hall that I claimed as mine. Having a true affection for accessories, I wanted to dedicate this small space to all my baubles. Not wanting to invest too much into construction, I found a way to personalize the space to pay homage to all my costume jewelry, scarves, & handbags by using repurposed and vintage items to make it unique.
The entire closet has a backdrop of a pale gray paint with gold arrows dancing across the back wall. A triptych found at HomeGoods in brightly colored Ikat patterns give a hint of what is within this space. On the top shelf, wire shelves from Big Lots are turned on their side assist clutches and smaller handbags stand up and be displayed neatly all in a row.
Simple C-hooks from Target installed on the inside of the closet doors made the perfect necklace storage. Holding the scarves on the left side of the closet is a tension rod also found at Target.
A gold bench found at a local estate sale that was originally covered in a terry cloth towel got “re-upholstered” in faux fur from a Goodwill coat. Although the finish on the legs has imperfections, it makes it have character. It tucks nicely to the right of the table inside the closet when not in use.
It used to look like this before:
A gifted table shaped like a flower was “dipped” in teal paint. It is now a staging place for glass jars filled with bracelets, a thrift shop mirror, & vintage bust adorned with a favorite necklace.
A vintage rattan magazine rack nestled next to the flower table contains handbags. They both rest on a colorful rag rug I picked up at Goodwill of Orange County.
On the right side of the closet, two twig hooks collected on a sentimental day hold handbags.
This closet is more than just a place for storage, it is a place for me to take a little time for myself in the morning when getting ready. Putting those touches of accessories helps me to step out into the world as a confident woman. It is my little oasis.
I hope you enjoyed my little accessory closet tour!
November 6, 2014
It’s finally here! The reveal of the #OneRoomChallenge midcentury modern sitting room I have been working on for the past several weeks. This post is really just going to be a whole lot of pictures, so I hope you enjoy as much as my client and I do. This project is extremely close to my heart and I kind of feel like this is showing you pictures of my baby for the first time. So without further ado, I present the Heywood Wakefield Dream:
Thank you for all those who commented during the process, it really encouraged me on. This look is exactly what my client wanted, and it pleases me to know she is thrilled with the outcome. I enjoyed so much looking through so many of the other participants in the #OneRoomChallenge. Take a look at all the other reveals today on Calling It Home.