Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hiding an Ugly Closet

I have a very ugly closet, well if you can call it that.  When I moved into my rental house, the men had attempted to make a closet at the front door.  Made of paneling, it had a shelf above the rod which was placed higher than the top of the cut for the door, making one shelf unusable.  The other main problem was that the width of the "doorway" was so narrow, you couldn't actually put any shelving units in there...

As I don't have a proper closet in my bedroom, I decided to put my pants and skirts in there, and well, the bottom of the closet kind of got used as a dumping ground, which you'll see from this picture...

Yup, I know this closet needs to be organized....most of it is shoes, but there are some pillows, and one dog bowl....

So I decided a while ago that I wanted to make a fabric curtain to disguise it.  With Christmas money, I purchased a curtain rod for around $16 and although I had been planning to buy a bed sheet, the fabric cost as much as the bedsheet, coming in at $17 from Fabricland.  It took maybe an hour to make the curtain and then another 45 minutes or so to get up the curtain rod, but this is what it looked like:

Now I did underestimate the length, so I think the next time I can get to the fabric store, I'll pick up some fabric or trim to make a border at the bottom...I loved the fabric so much and here's a close up of the fabric so you can really appreciate it!!

So all in all, the project cost about $40, and I'm really happy with it.  I definitely need some art above the curtain rod, but that will come in time.  I'm on the way to a more polished living room!

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