Since moving into the new house about seven months ago, I’ve been so excited about my room – the closet room.
Here’s the thing. When I lived in my own house, I had four bedrooms and no one else to share them with. Naturally, my shoes and outfits moved into one of the rooms across the hall and got quite comfortable.
Five years later, I sold ol’ Gertie Palace (she was on the worst named street ever – Gertrude Ave) and moved in with my fiance. Lucky me, he was well aware of my perchance for closet hogging so he moved the guest bedroom into the finished basement so my stuff could spread out and enjoy the life it’s accustom to.
After we got married, we started looking at moving into something with more room for when we have kids. My only caveat (ha! You KNOW I’m just kidding about that 😉 ) was that I would get my own room for my stuff – something I’ve had since I was out on my own and am now refusing to do without.
Since I married the best bro in the world, he had no issue with it – in fact, we would pick out which room would be mine in all of the houses we seriously considered. Then he saw how much stuff I had… and initiated a conversation with me about my “hoarding tendencies.”
Two rounds of purging (once while packing and another since I’m just now unpacking the moving tubs) and I think I’ve whittled my stuff down to where we actually have an accurate picture of what we’re working with. (Except bags – I come with a lot of baggage – it’s not emotional, just physical 🙂 )
So, now that you’re up to speed, I first looked into Ikea’s closet systems. I wanted something more built-in, but the husband didn’t want it to be that intense. He brought the idea of using industrial piping to the table – and I’ve since found some really beautiful stuff we can do.
I’m loving the copper style even though he says it’s going to be too pricey for me. I’ll also be working with a chunky white accessories island, white shelving and hopefully a bag cabinet. Oh, and the chandelier from the old house will definitely be in there as well.
We’ll see what he cooks up and how much this will cost me!