It took me a few months to get on it, but redesigning the accessories closet got me pumped up to organize the neighboring room. First stop? My beloved IKEA where we scored this shelf drawer (that I just placed over the already existing shelf) for storing shorts and underwear and a super cute box set for you know, classically hiding junk.
Out with the plastic, in with the wooden hangers.
Candle holders at the store, watch + bracelet solution in my closet. This candle dish will make a great jewelry-mess container when the number of bangles outgrows the candle holders capacity. Like tomorrow.
Inherited vintage tea cups also turned charming ring holders. Repurposing: cheers!
It’s easier to spot and prioritize the must-wear shoes of the season if they have their own little space, featured next to the other equally seasonal pieces in my wardrobe.
It’s the way I found to insert sentiment onto an otherwise plain white wall and come to closure with my closet clean mission. Anyone else refreshing their walk-ins?
To conclude to closet renovation DIYs, here’s the belt organization system I came up with. Really, it’s nothing. Just a row of hooks screwed to the wall.
- electric drill
- metal hooks (mine are #106 from home depot)
The picture below is from the necklace solution post, but since it’s essentially the same process for the belt solution, I’m using it for your reference. Place a level against the wall to make sure your line is straight. Mark the wall with a pencil where you want the hooks to go. Drill the holes on the marks. The size of your wall and quantity of belts you’ll be hanging will dictate how many holes and hooks you’ll need.
This is the easiest way I found to hang all of my necklaces in an orderly manner. There’s absolutely nothing complicated about putting holes in a wall (I do it all the time when moving furniture around). If your necklace collection grows you can always add more hooks and frames (as long as you’ve got walls to work with). I was working with a very limited wall-space, since it was already inside my barely-walk-in closet. If I could pull it off, you can too. Or at least try.
- hooks (#106 from Home Depot)
- frames (mine are thrifted and hand painted)
- electric drill
As you probably can tell by now, we don’t use rulers around here (very, very bad. Don’t follow). Use a level to make sure your frames will hang straight from the wall. Mark the place on the wall where you wanna place the hooks with a pencil.
Once you’re ready, drill the holes onto the walls and screw in the hooks
Now for a make-fun-of-Lulu little session. Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this picture bellow?
- a frame (mine is thrifted and painted)
- a screen material purchased at any home improvement store
- a staple gun
Place your frame against the screen and cut the screen following the shape.
Staple the ends. I recommend a thicker, stronger frame than mine (it didn’t handle the gun pressure so well and it literally fell apart). Fix? Super glue. You can still see the cracks but oh well, it gives it character!
Trim the ends and voila! You can hang it on a wall like I did, or just rest it against a wall.
On one of my frequent visits to Cupcakes and Cashmere, I read this post with the greatest idea for hanging sunglasses. This is genius, and I can talk because if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a sun-glass addict and for that same reason, my not-so-shabby-but-still-modest collection gets lost around the house, in my bags, in a random drawer, on the dining-room table, behind the couch. You would find sunglasses hanging in any room I have access too, shower included.
Clearly, I stole the idea and will show you step-by-step how I made my own simpler version. Here’s what you’ll need to make something similar:
- a 12 x 16 frame. Although not as fancy as Emily’s, mine cost $2 at a thrift store.
- steel wire from an art supplies store.
- staple gun
It was black but became grey after a couple of Martha Stewart Cumulus Cloud coats. If needed, you’re welcome to use a tape measure and pencil to mark were the wires should go, I didn’t use one and it looks pretty straight. Get ready to staple two pieces of wire across the frame and that’s where the shades will hang. Allow a little over and inch space between the frame and the top wire (otherwise it will look great but it won’t let you remove the shades easily).
Staple the wire a couple of times on one side of the frame. Then fold the left over wire…