|Blah...needs a fresh coat of paint...|
Anyhoo, I have been wanting to paint my closet since forever and I happened to have some Baby Aqua paint left over from when I painted our office a few years ago. I was happy to use up the rest of this can of paint (I had just enough) to seal up my closet and motivate me to only put back in that pretty closet only the clothes that deserved to be in there. My thinking is that with the entire closet painted - ceiling, walls and shelves - it would be sealed to prevent that musty smell from happening. Also, with careful editing down of the items put back into the closet, I think the airflow might help as well.
While the paint was drying, Scott and I got busy sorting through the massive piles of clothes on the bed. We bagged up 6 bags of clothes to donate and we put the keeper clothes down in the basement to be laundered and put back into the closet again. We also cleaned out our dressers. We found loads of clothes that Emi can wear now so that was a bonus. She inherited many longsleeve Life is Good shirts and OU fleece tops, etc. I think I gave her my Harolds yoga pants too. (I miss Harolds!) I love the way this project turned out for us. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
|Our shoes, edited down...|
|Love the new color|
|My new to me orange sweater (covered up by my cool owl apron)|
Part of my motivation has come from reading on The Working Closet .... and seeing her posts regarding editing down her fall closet. I was happy to find some items that we've had for a while that are back in style again...yea us! Of course, I still think I need more shoes...
[Note: We had another earthquake last night! Another 4.7 and we must be getting used to this because none of us freaked out.]