Thursday, February 17, 2011

I have closet envy

Despite the fact that I'm a fairly techie person, I still greatly prefer paper and pen for my to-do lists. My very favorite is the back of an envelope. My purse is full of crumpled, discolored sticky notes that say things like "paint trim!" and "harissa?" They are like tiny time capsules of what I was cooking and what I was working on in the house at that moment in time.

Last winter, when I was so burned out on home repair, my to-do list said only "One Tree Hill" and "cookies." It was glorious.

I recently found one of my to-do lists from that first summer in the house. On that list was "paint front hall closet." I never did get around to that and I figure I should do it before the boy moves in (he actually owns things like raincoats and umbrellas). I painted it a crisp white because it's a dark closet and white would look good, right?

Then I saw what Sara over at Russet Street Reno did with her closet:

HOT DAMN. I went white swan when I should have gone black. And now I sort of want to paint the closet again. How beautiful is that?


  1. I am jealous that you have a coat closet! The people who redid our house took it upon themselves to eliminate coat & linen closets, and I didn't notice in all the excitement of buying said house.

    So much closet envy going around right now! (If I were you, I'd totally repaint the closet...that looks nice!)

  2. That is awesome. I now want to paint our coat closet, something which if I'm honest has never even occurred to me.

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I love my teal closet, but it's easier for me to go really dark and bold with that window. I think you should paint your closet that gray color, it would be lovely!