Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Favorite Birthday Gift

Just this past November Nashville brought in the holy grail of organization - {The Container Store}. And it's pretty much awesome. I have to admit I didn't know what all the hipe was about, but after visiting - I  caught on real quick.

So as you guys know, I just had a birthday a couple weeks ago. And this year hubby had a surprise up his sleeve...

This is what my closet looked like when I left for work...

BEFORE


After hubs got his hands on it... 


So sweet of him to document it all for me! 



Hubs said he tried to keep everything in somewhat of an order. 
He knows I can be OCD like that. haha



Let the building commence! 



Sadie was helping (of course)




Looking good!!!!






The finished product.... I *love* it!

And when I came home... 


It's hard to believe this board and rod were the only things in there before.

I have SO much more room now! 

My pants and blazers were in my other closet before and now they fit in here - love that! 

Hubs bought all those dividers for my purses

Shoe rack and baskets for small things. 
I can even use the shelf about the pants for things.

He even got me two "valet bars" as you can see the ruffle shirt is hanging on. He knows I always hang stuff sideways like that. There is proof in my unknowing "before"! He said he was going to get me three but the lady at the store said that might be a little much. 

So there you have it! Hubs put a lot of time and thought into the design and it does not go unnoticed by me. I absolutely love my new closet!! Thank you so much, babe! You did good! :)

Do you have a closet system? Or any storage tips for those of us living in older homes with small closets?

Cottage & Vine

42 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh what an awesome birthday present! Your husband rocks! Your new closet is a organizational junkies heaven. Its so purty:)

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  2. That is the sweetest thing ever! How cute is he?

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  3. That is the sweetest and best present ever. The closet looks amazing! Mine is a wreck, maybe i should pass this post on to my husband for a birthday idea (mine is in 3 weeks)

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  4. Closet envy. Organizational envy. Great b-day surprise. Hubby is a keeper!

    Tips? Are you kidding ... studying your pics right now trying to pick up some! The only tip I have you've already figured out: when the space is small and you can't add on, look up (vertical space). We're doing our laundry room right now with the same system and I can only hope ours turns out as well.

    Happy belated b-day by the way.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  5. Amazing! Love that he did that for you for your birthday! He's a keeper ;)

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  6. Wow! That's so awesome! He did a great job :) Very jealous of all that organization!

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  7. That is the sweetest Birthday gift ever! I may have to show this to my husband as a hint :)

    Our house was built int he early 40s and I really struggle with fitting things in our closet. I've resorted to filling the other closets in our house for now!

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  8. How. Sweet. Is. That? He did a great job!

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  9. Thoughtful and appreciates organization? You picked a winner! Love it!

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  10. Love it! I have a super tiny kind of walk in closet in an 800 sf place. The best tip I have is go vertical and maximize any bit of space you have.

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  11. OMG. Ryan is amazing! No wonder Brian fell in love with him too!

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    1. That is hands-down the sweetest birthday gift ever. How thoughtful!

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  12. such a great gift! it's amazing how much a little organization can help, especially in closets. I've been pushing my fiance to build out my current closet so i'm definitely sending him this post for inspiration ;)

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  13. what an awesome gift! way to go, ryan :)

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    1. Ash! Good to hear from you! I hope you and Mase are doing well!

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  14. Best gift ever!!! Thoughtful gifts that will keep on giving are the best kind. Happy late birthday!

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  15. wow you are very much loved indeed!! what a sweet husband you have and to document it all for you, you have a keeper!

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  16. Oh my gosh! Husband of the year award! How sweet and thoughtful. It looks great.

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  17. OMG...how sweet is he? He did a great job. I LOVE me some Container Store!!!!

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  18. This is pretty much the best present ever! I need to leave this open for my husband to stumble upon :-)

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  19. How thoughtful of him! And touching! And amazing! And organized! Well, you're a lucky girl! Hope you link up to a lot of the linky parties out there!
    Love, Olga

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  20. Is he available for hire? What a wonderful gift. I also see some empty space and we know what that means - more shopping :-). This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back. I enjoyed the time I spent here. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. Hello Lovely,

    Just want to wish you an ever sparkling New Year. Love your blog btw =)

    -Mia xoxo
    http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/
    http://mias101challenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-zero-project.html

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  22. Um, seriously the sweetest present ever! SO thoughtful!

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  23. A man after my own heart! How sweet!!! Your closet looks amazing and isn't it wonderful that he documented everything for you? Would love for you to share it at the organization party. http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com/2012/01/closet-reveal-get-it-together-party.html

    Happy weekend!

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  24. HI
    nice and useful! i would like to say thank you about this cool post & your Decent a site….
    thank you!

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  25. Oh my GOODNESS! That gives me hope for my own closet...your hubby is a keeper! What a thoughtful thing to do...might be even better than jewelry!!

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  26. Wow! What a thoughtful guy! I remember how excited I was when my hubby finally installed shelves in our linen closet!

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  27. My tip is to hang clothing by color. I did that several years ago and cannot believe how much easier it is to put outfits together. It's also very soothing and calm to look at.

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  28. HI
    Great post! and incredible blog ! Very helpful post! I must say. Simple & interesting. Wonderful work!
    thank you!

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  29. What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Your closet looks amazing! The valet hooks are such a genius idea!

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  30. What a great post! I love Elfa too. Every closet in our house has Elfa systems and I adore it. Best part - if your needs change - it's adjustable. I have reused pieces in various closets around the house and it works so well for us! (I'm over from Cottage & Vine)

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  31. Um he is BEYOND a keeper :>) Nicely done!!!!

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  32. What an incredibly thoughtful husband you have! Best birthday present ever since there was a little sweat equity involved. It looks fabulous!

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  33. WOW. I mean *WOOOOOOOOW*!!! And the closet ain't bad either (c: You have pretty much the best hubby in the world if he will revamp your closet for you (c: It turned out absolutely amazing...and there isn't anything better than an organized closet...swooning right now...(c;

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  34. sweetest gift ever. I agree with Aubrey - there is nothing better than an organized closet! so awesome.

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  35. That is the best gift ever!! Happy birthday!! Looks fabulous.

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  36. Does your hubby have a brother :) How sweet and lovely.

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  37. Closets and BeyondFebruary 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    To a woman who loves clothes, this is such a wonderful present. Your husband definitely made your birthday memorable with this closet improvement project. Being in the closets Bergen industry, inspirational stories like yours make us glad that we are in this business.

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  38. How many gifts you get in your birthday and which one is your best gift ever?

    Send Gift Pakistan

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