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Build My Closet Around….This.

In Closets/Pantrys, Design Options, real estate, Spaces on April 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So I am easing my way back into reality today and looking at the multitude of items that still need resolution.  One of them is this. Take a look at the project that is most definitely an obsession.  Its been called a lot of different things including the Lazy Shoe-Zan among others.  In a nutshell its a brilliant idea for holding shoes.  It is a self-contained unit with a lazy susan like device that has cubbies for individual pair of shoes.

I am not the girl that keeps all of the shoe boxes my shoes come in, mostly because of space.  Many times I don’t even get a box when I nab a fantastic deal at Nordstrom Rack. I have tried a number of solutions which all seem to work for a few weeks.  All it takes is a frantic Sunday morning when I need to find a specific pair of shoes and only one is cooperating so I tear apart the entire closet and its destined to remain as such for the next month.

So literally when I ran across this picture it became my mission to locate and purchase said item. Easier said than done.  It’s not manufactured for sale by a company and though there are a few individuals out there with like items, securing this bad boy has become more than a notion.

I have located a step by step tutorial done by a handy-dandy Home depot employee which has been helpful. There is also a carpenter in Utah that is selling the plans for the item, but wont ship it outside of the state.  So I have taken all the information I have been able to compile and headed over Angie’s List to locate a good woodworker.  Great idea.  The first quote I received back was in the arena of $1200. BOOOOOOO!!!!

I have thought about perhaps having it done in a resin like material or MDF that might be less expensive, but have not yet been able to find a fabricator as of yet.  So the journey continues an I hope someone reading this can offer a suggestion. I am determined to get this into my closet!! I am actually even willing to find someone who can cut all the pieces so that the hubs and I can put it together on site.

At this point all I have is a cute little 32″ x 32″ box on the master designs awaiting its arrival 😦

Dream Home.


Space for our Duds

In Closets/Pantrys, Design Options, real estate on April 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM


One of the neat gee whiz things that we are looking forward to in this renovation is the master closet.  We are planning to use the smallest of our current existing bedrooms as the walk in closet and entry into our Master Boudoir.

So given that we will now have a space that was more than adequate for a person to live in, as our CLOSET….we are pretty excited.  my husband is more than a little enthused about this piece of the puzzle.  We have had a number of conversations that started with the builder… Let’s just say that we were underwhelmed with what they were planning to do in the space…glorified camp cubbys.

With the BUDGET ever looming we went to IKEA and put together a few really nice options.  To the tune of $2000…. ( womp, womp, womp…)

SO in still trying to work with those numbers I have been looking at different types of options especially what pieces will work best and am I just pouring money into a “closet system”

My needs include weird stuff. Lots of dresses both long and short that need dedicated space.  TONS of jewelry that I don’t want cluttering my bedroom.

SHOES. no further explanation needed.

Handbags and belts and hats that never really seem to have an appropriate home.  And I also want a vanity for makeup application and storage of makeup and nail polish and brushes and perfume and even dumb stuff like headbands.

Vicky Johnson / Pinterest.