Seriously. When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do. I highly recommend it. Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.” It also means there’s something you CAN control. Pick something you know you can conquer and dig in. Focus on the positive and just go with it.
I know it seems insane to take on a huge project in the middle of stress but dang it, it WORKS. I’ve done this with several things the past three months and I’m telling you my head is finally screwed on correctly. I have so much news about the massive changes going on around my house but for now, I really owe you an actual project that I have done myself.
With everything being so crazy – I decided to take on the cr*p closet. Ahem, I mean craft closet. Ready for the truth? Here you go! Here’s the closet BEFORE the makeover.
UGH. Please don’t pin that anywhere.
And here’s the after.
So worth it right? Now, listen – I didn’t go out and spend a fortune on containers and stuff. (So this ain’t gonna be featured on HGTV.) Besides the new shelving (on sale) and the light (must have, so cute!) – I did all of this from stuff that was ALREADY IN THE CRAFT CLOSET.
For example, the PVC piping leftover from my palm tree project became reels to put my ribbon on. The hanging rack was from a thrift shop ages ago and it got a little spray paint update.
So easy to hang and add ribbon to – or remove. Plus it looks fun and colorful right?
This cart was a Christmas gift to me from LAST YEAR. (I’m so lame.) Now it’s all ready to go.
I used my same labels from the pantry project last year. (might as well make the closets cohesive right?) All the tubs I already had, they just weren’t put to good use.
My material is now cleanly hung on the Littlest One’s old crib rail. I love it!
And of course, I needed a creative touch on the wall.
Again I say – If you are creative like me and your stress level is high – take a shot at a new project. Just for fun. (I mean, painting the letters on the wall was so cathartic!)
The best part? Seeing my stuff so organized and all ready for me to….
PS: People ask me how I whip an area into shape so quickly. It’s not rocket science I promise…and so I’m going to write a post on the how-tos soon!