Adding Personality To Small Spaces

Adding Personality To Small Spaces

I have a very small closet for today’s standards. Even though I don’t think of myself as a high-maintenance girl, I do like some pretty things. Especially when they are unexpected and transform a space from ordinary to extraordinary. I think you should do this even if it’s a space where no one will see it but you. Treat yourself to a little extraordinary. That is why when I re-did my closet recently, I found a way to incorporate an antique piece of furniture. Now granted it is a rustic antique piece and not a refined piece. However, it still adds some unexpected charm to my closet. Probably not that many friends or family, will come into my home and say “hey, show me around your house and I definitely want to see your closet on that tour”. But when I walk in, the unexpected antique piece elevates my spirit and I think it elevates my closet to a whole other level.

The BEFORE of my 5′ x 5′ closet
After I cleared out all of my clothes
The antique English cabinet that I wanted to include in the design.
Still a little left to do like baseboards, but the closet DIY is definitely taking shape.
Incorporating an antique piece

Don’t be afraid to incorporate an antique or unique piece of furniture into your closet. I would have loved to have used the larger antique cabinet that I own for boots, but I knew even before I laid out the design of my closet that it would have to be a smaller piece. Luckily, I also had this antique English cabinet that I purchased from the original family about 2 years prior. The had stated they really hated to get rid of it after it spent all that time in the same family, but they really didn’t have a place for it. I really didn’t either when I bought it. But I think this little remedy looks fantastic and just makes me smile every time I open my closet door. Speaking of that… I really need to paint my closet door soon. There is always something that needs to be done on your home when it is 50+ years old! Thank you for following along with this closet reconfiguration and beautification. I hope you’ll keep coming back to see what else I do to either my long-time home or our mobile home lake cottage. In the meantime, stay safe and happy!

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