A Peek Into The Wardrobe

15 March 2012

Living in an old home is so important to me.

It's like holding a little piece of history, and the craftsmanship and detail can't be matched to anything built in the last 50 years. The only thing that builders could have done is have a little more foresight and realized that historically, women like clothes. A lot.

So they should have beefed up the closet space. 

The house we live in is tiny (that's being generous) and the closets are no exception. For starters, we have two closets in the entire house. One in each bedroom. No space for towels, sheets, cleaning stuff, nothin

Now, I'm not complaining. I'm merely setting the story.

Back to the tiny house. I am kind of known for having stupidly large closets. Even in college, I picked my dorm on the sole basis of closet space. So when I moved in here, friends commented on my inability to squeeze it all in, much less share with someone else. Ha.

So out of the kindness of his heart (and after much artful whining on my part), my dear sweet husband gave me one whole closet to work with. After filling it with about a third of what I own, I realized that I was going to have to get crafty.

I hopped on Craigslist and found a beautiful dresser from the 50's and a wardrobe from the 30's and finally felt settled. 

The beautiful handles on my wardrobe
Mirror, mirror...
Holy prints Batman.
These make such cute impressions in the dirt!

16 comments:

  1. These pictures are BEAUTIFUL Britt!! GOOD JOB!!! :)

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  2. Jealous of your clothing collection!! On my move to Texas I had to leave half of my wardrobe at home! I'll have to come shopping in your closet! <3 Gorgeous pictures, my dear. I love it.

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    1. Oh no! I would have had to open an account with FedEx to have all my stuff brought down at once! I am happy to share :)

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  3. oh girrrrrrrrl let's talk closets. I am 5 feet tall and cant even fit my own body in my closet. I want to cry when I think about the poor clothes I am neglecting bc they are stuffed into boxes in the shed or crammed into drawers. But holy smokes you are amazing with that camera!!!!!!!! I love the doorknob photo. Even though we are moving into a relatively new house I want to put some old charm touches into it. I may just have to grab some antique door knobs!

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    1. Haha thank you! Check out the local Habitat for Humanity store in East Austin. There's another one in New Braunfels. Sometimes you can luck out and find old crystal doorknobs, old light fixtures sometimes even old doors. Also check out Ebay and antique stores, and places like Anthro that have replicas.

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  4. OH my May I raid your closet?! Please- please!
    Loving your blog. new follower

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    1. Thank you! It's funny because I see all these clothes, but 99% of the time I'm completely stumped as what to do with them. Go figure :)

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  5. Love your wardrobe cabinet! What a beautiful way to create more storage in your home. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! They are pretty inexpensive on Craigslist and can be used for entertainment centers, clothes storage and even just as a very pretty linen/cleaning closet!

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  6. My closet size sucks too. so. sad. Looks like you've done nicely though! Great blog!

    xo, -Elizabeth

    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I've found that using the skinny velvet hangers, as well as the vertical hangers with clips for 4 skirts/pants really help add more room to a cramped space. It makes you get creative with storage!

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  7. Looks like you have some fabulous pieces!! & lovely photos!
    Have a great weekend girl!

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  8. Your clothes collection looks awesome from what you've showed us! Can we switch wardrobes? :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you now!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  9. Wow! What a cute wardrobe you have there! It's awesome to see such organised girly stuff. :)

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