I focused on the closet this week. My hubby and I don't have a walk in closet, or even a large closet. We share a normal, standard size closet. This is what it looked like before:
I also spent a little money to replace our laundry hamper. This thing had 2-3 tears in it, and was being held together with zip ties. I will hand it to my hubby for the creativity of helping the hamper last as long as it did, but i am so happy to replace it with a $10 one from Target that matches our room and style a bit better. I'm not really counting this as spending money, because lets face it, we were going to have to replace it anyways, well see for your self.
Please tell me you notice that the bottom rim is no longer connected to the rest of the hamper... ya, it was time. Now it looks much nicer (and less "college-y")
Another touch we added this week, I am SOOO excited about, I wasn't going to share it until the end, but honestly I am too excited. I will just give you a small taste of it, because for me, this is a BIG deal.
Our bed has never had a head board. We just have rails and a box spring, very boring I know. Well several months ago (like September) two of my dear friends moved and were selling much of their stuff. Because I was not in the financial state to purchase anything, and I was going to be seeing them the day they moved out, I offered to take some items off their hands, if they had not been sold. I ended up with a folding screen. I LOVE and have always LOVED folding screens. I think it comes from my love of old movies when they changed behind them. Well I decided that we could use this as a head board. It has been sitting in the "corner of shame" for several months waiting for its home... well it has finally happened. Here is the result...
It's not a perfect match I know, but it makes the room feel SOOOO much better. I feel like I have a grown up bed finally!!!
This would not be a true update if I were not to share a step backwards that happened this week. I did have my "corner of shame" looking SOOO much better, it was almost completely cleared out. Just needed to find a spot for hubby's extra drawers (which will most likely end up in the closet once we finish getting rid of it.
I came home the other day, to find out that that corer had grown, it now looks like this...
Well that is my current progress, I still have a few items to find storage solutions for that WORK for us. But we took 3-5 steps forward and only a baby step back, so overall I feel successful!