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.