52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

In our old house, we had two closets. In this house, we have (counts on fingers) . . . nine. Nine closets! Now, not all closets are created equal and the closet in the downstairs bathroom is more of a hole in the wall with a door. The closets in Aunt Momo’s room have water pipes running through them. Be that as it may, there are still nine closets and nine opportunities for concealed clutter.

When Tsh of Simple Mom announced that this week’s project would be a closet, I originally wanted to tackle the hallway closet. But Printz Charming, who rarely voices an opinion on my projects, requested that I focus on our bedroom closet. You can see why:

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

Oh my. We look like an episode of Hoarders.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

Paint ball equipment, cigars, wedding cards, and plenty of random stuff on my husband’s side of the closet . . .

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

Old curtains from the dining room, flannel sheets we never use, and extra bedding on mine.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

After several hours (spread out over the past week), our closet now looks like this!

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

We have a floor again! I hung my Pinterest-inspired jewelry organizer on the wall and added hooks for purses and totes.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

I bought cheap black bins for containing smaller items and extra sheets & pillowcases on my side of the closet.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

The shelf on my Printz’s side is looking a lot less crazy too.

52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16 | Lemon Jelly Cake

Now I want to paint the inside of our closet and add artwork! :)

Next Week’s Project: Dealing with PILES. I have plenty of them, but I will be focusing on the mountains in Wendy’s future bedroom.

And in case you missed them, here are projects from Weeks 1 through 15.

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14 thoughts on “52 Projects in 52 Weeks: Week 16

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  2. Heather

    It looks awesome! I totally can relate to the 2 closets bit…we have one right now. It is in the kids room :-) So I have been using a couple armoires for our “cloests” since we moved into this house. Someday I hope to have more closets, and I don’t even know what I would do with 9…maybe make one as an office…another as a guest room :-)
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    1. Claire Post author

      Haha, I wish I could turn one into an office/craft area! Someday I’ll have to post pictures of all of them, because they’re not as impressive as they sound. ;)

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    1. Claire Post author

      Thanks, Alyssa! Just be ruthless and attack that closet! :) (Also, if you manage to clean out a closet in one night, you’re a miracle worker.)

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      1. Alyssa

        It didn’t happen. We had a cleaning lady come to our house yesterday. OMG, I swear that woman is a miracle worker. I didn’t even know the floors could be so shiny. But with dinner and gyming (I tried crossfit for the first time), I barely had time to catch up with Tim about our days, let alone tackle a huge project. I have plans for that closet though, so I’ll have to get to it soon. :)
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        1. Claire Post author

          A cleaning lady?! Please, send her my way!! I just steam mopped my floors yesterday and they’re already sticky again from Wendy’s spilled juice. ;)

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