Corners of My Home #4 (Enter at your own Risk)!

I have been inspired by Jen, who so boldly showed her “not so picture perfect” bathroom as her first Corners of My Home post. The whole purpose of this weekly post, at least for me, it to introduce everyone to some of the most comforting, peaceful and nicest “corners” of my home. I do admit that I hate clutter and tend to be somewhat of a neat freak, but just this one time I will get out of my comfort zone and show you one of the more horrible parts of my home.

This is my bedroom closet:

Frightening, isn’t it. For any of you who have ever lived in a 50’s era split level, you know that closet space was not a high priority when building these houses. This is my ONE AND ONLY bedroom closet. Once upon a time it was an actual closet, with real clothes hanging in it. Then one day, about three years ago, we decided to spend lots of cash to have central air installed in the house. Before I go on, I do have to say that it was truly the BEST thing we have ever done to this house. Every summer when the weather gets hot and I turn it on, I fall in love again.

Anyway, the large metal vent in the back of the closet had to be put there so we could pipe the central air down to our family room. So we moved all the clothes out and in went the vent. We have since added a few decorating touches to the closet to make it extra beautiful: Leah’s old crib mattress, old baby toys, even some of my maternity clothes in the plastic bins. And the chair, piled high with clothes, is the rocking chair my grandmother bought for us when Leah was born. I suppose we will have to move that back into the bedroom for the new baby.

Probably the only thing I do like about this photo are the curtains on my window and the yellow walls, which is the same color as the walls in my family room.

When will we re-sheetrock the inside of the closet and actually use it for clothing storage? I have no idea.

There, I now feel liberated. I guess maybe next week I should show you the multi-colored wallpaper in my bathroom. Now THAT would be scary.


12 Responses to “Corners of My Home #4 (Enter at your own Risk)!”

  1. 1 asiangarden March 15, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Trust me! This is NOTHING compared to the two bedroom apartment we rent!! I don’t even want to show the good corners!!! It’s truly that bad!!

  2. 2 Joannah March 15, 2006 at 3:05 am

    That’s some closet!

    I like the fabric on your valance! My bedroom is done with Vintage Rose, too!

  3. 3 Michelle March 15, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Oh yes! Please do post the pictures of the multi-colored wallpaper. Don’t feel bad about the closet. We have a whole extra room full of stuff we need to get rid of before we can even think about putting a baby in there!

  4. 4 quickie flick reviews March 15, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    It’s not so bad Stephanie. You have done wonders with the rest of the house. Keep going and it will all come together…

  5. 5 Nicole March 15, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    I especially like the curtins, too. They look very familiar. I agree with your dad, the rest of your house is great. Everyone needs some place to drop all the junk! You’ve seen what we’ve done to our office.

  6. 6 Old Lush March 15, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    It wasn’t a contest necessarily to see who had the messiest spaces..I was just trying to create my own “spin” on the the “Corners” thingy. But now, I want to see the wallpaper…

  7. 7 Kim M. March 15, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for showing us the “skelton’s in your closet”. Keep thos corners coming. Oh I like the dinning room set.

  8. 8 Nancy March 16, 2006 at 2:12 am

    I don’t know why they did not put central air in houses back then, cuz’ it does get hot up there in NJ in the summer, I’ve been there once! I’m with you and air conditioning is a must, just remember it when you buy that new dress you can’t hang up in your closet!

  9. 9 Juliet March 16, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I remember spending time with my grandparents in the home my dad and uncle grew up in, and I also remember the lack of closet space Still, those old houses do have a certain charm, don’t they?

  10. 10 Kim March 16, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    I can so relate to your lack of closet space. Our house was built in 1951 and had NO closets until we renovated it 3 years ago. Before the renovation, we had to take one of the bedrooms and line the walls with closet shelves just to hang our clothes. My next house WILL have storage space out the wazoo.

  11. 11 savymanda March 16, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    We all have one of those corners…in our house it is always the master bathroom that suffers. It’s the one place that I know no one but us sees and so it rarely make my list. Goodness knows I will NEVER be posting a photo of it! Heck no. Our last house was a 1929 cottage. Talk about no closets! Literaly, there were none. What a nightmare.

  12. 12 Kristin March 16, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    Our house was built in 1933 as a vacation getaway, so I can certainly understand lack of storage space… thank goodness for CA CLosets coming to my rescue!

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