Monday, June 15, 2015

A New Use for a Closet

Hello everyone!

I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I was going to be using my spare bedroom closet for something that I've needed for a long time.  But, before I share that with you, I thought about all of the other cool ideas I could've done with it.  In fact, it would've been much more photo worthy than what I ended up doing with it!

I could've turned it into a compact office.  





Or a sewing area (if I sewed!)





Or maybe just an extra seating area.



I liked this idea as a place to store wrapping paper and ribbon.



Yes, there were so many possibilities that I could've gone with.  

I painted the closet interior and added another shelf.


And now, the moment has come to do something wonderful with it.

Are you ready to see it?


Ta Da!  I used it for all my decorative throw pillows that I've been storing in the attic.  It was such a hardship to go up into the attic and sift through bags and bags of pillows whenever I wanted one.  So, now they are neatly organized in this closet from top to bottom (literally)!


So, needless to say, this closet will not be open for viewing.  The doors will stay closed! 

Anyone know of a good pillow sale going on right now?  I don't think I have enough.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

27 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Kelly too funny!! Love the use but..... you're right you can never have too many pillows!!

Sally Somervill said...

LOL I have a thing for pillows too Kelly! Our extra bedroom closet is filled with pillows and blankets. Not anywhere near as neat and tidy as yours though.
xo Sally

Stacey said...

Oh how funny and incredibly cool! I just get covers and switch them on the pillows. Doesn't take up quite as much space.

β„³artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great idea Kelly... now it will be much easier to swap them out!!

Ron said...

You too have a pillow addiction. Yours are organized so it will be so easy for you to swap them out. I love to swap out pillows seasonally.

Cozy Little House said...

Kelly, you sure have a lot of pillows! But do you think your sister has more? Just wondering!
Brenda

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Oh my goodness, I thought my mom was the only one to have so many pillows. You definitely will have no excuses for finding them now :)
xo
Laura

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Holy Cow! You have a ton of pillows! They are all beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! Yea, we both have a bit of a pillow problem. Maybe we can go to pillows anonymous together.

Ellen Thompson said...

Yay! Everyone should have a pillow closet! I have one, too, but I still have to go upstairs to the den to get them. Still, it is better than the attic.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Holy cats, lady! That is one massive collections of pillows - and I love it, lol! This closet would make me very happy - how fun. Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Kelly you could open your own pillow store!!! How awesome to have that many pillows. What a great storage idea. This was a great use of the closet.
Kris

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I would love to have a closet for my pillows, I noticed the other day that I'm starting to get overun with them!

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...you have a great pillow collection and the closet is a perfect place to store them. The only problem I see is if you buy anymore pillows...you might need to enlarge the closet!!
~Cindy

Wanda said...

Kelly you can have your own pillow shop. Goodness....I love them all. What clever gal you are.

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, this post makes me want to dance! I thought I was the Biggest pillow hoarder alive, I'm Not - LOL! Love what you have done with that closet! Love! Blessings, Cindy

Doreen@househoneys said...

Lol! This is so much better than an office, a sewing space, or a reading nook. Doesn't everyone need a closet for pillows?? Of course they do!

Missy George said...

Great ideas if you can afford to give up a closet..

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So funny! I think you found the perfect use for that spare closet. :) I love it!

Lady Pamela said...

I've never seen so many pillows other than in HomeSense. Maybe they
have a 12-Step Program for that. (Just kidding) I love your collection.
*Smiles*

Cynthia said...

Boy Kelly you have a great collection of throw pillows. Clever.

Cindy

Jane Beckenham said...

OMG Kelly, I love it!!! I even counted them all.

I think i need to go shopping for more cushions.

Jane

Bliss said...

I'm giggling.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Wow, what a great idea! I am amazed how many pillows you have. ;) That is a great collection. And you are right, pillows instantly change a room's whole look. Love it.

Art and Sand said...

That pic makes me think of the movie, Twenty-Seven Dresses. Her closet was brimming with bridesmaids dresses and yours with pillows.

Of course, I will never show you a photo of my attic and all the pillows stored there.

Little Farmstead said...

Okay - I'd love to be turned loose into that closet - - you know, one of those "whatever you can get past the finish line in one minute," kind of races?? I think I'd start with your bottom shelf! :) Good job getting organized!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Yowza, Kelly! That sure is a lot of pillows! But how great to now have a place for them that you can easily access! Awesome!