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July 27, 2012

The Laws of Physics state that the world would spin off its axis if
closets were used for purposes other than hanging clothes - NOT!

Several months ago I featured a post about concerting closets
into more useful living space.  I'm still intrigued by the wonderful
possibilities these often ignored mini-areas can provide.


A pantry can be so much more than
just a closet to store pots and pans.  

The repurposer of this 'closet project' retained the storage use of
the closet then enhanced the space with a reading nook.

Belgian Pearls
THE most clever use of small closets in a nursery!

Many of us are lucky to have a hall closet in our foyers in which to
hang guests' coats.  Here in Florida our guests rarely wear coats
(because it's paradise year 'round) so why not use that space
in a more decorative way?

Paneling adds even more depth and interest
to this former closet space - perfection!

Jamie Herzlinger
Designer Jamie Herzlinger  kept this closet's overhead lighting
intact to illuminate the beautiful commode and mirror. 

Verdigris Vie
The designer of this (former) closet simply wallpapered the
space to effortlessly blend it into the landscape of the room.

 House Beautiful
What a fabulous wet bar idea!  Grass cloth highlights the back
 of the closet and adds color and texture to (what could be)
an otherwise too-white palette. 

Take a look at your home and 'think outside the box' of your closet situation.
Have a great weekend!


  1. I LOVE these ideas! And I suddenly hate my house. ):

  2. Oh, that reading nook, how I covet it! I just clicked back from your comment on my page (thanks for visiting!) and I can see I've got lots to peruse here. Cheers!

  3. i just recently did this in my bedroom! closets for clothes are so overrated ! ;)

  4. Closets were invented to accommodate our 'hunting and gathering' at flea markets and thrift store! Seriously, it does seem silly to use up valuable space to store stuff that we rarely use. Many years ago Oprah Winfrey had a guest whose specialty was organization and she stated that we only wear about 20% of the clothes we buy. That seemed way too low but as I got to looking at the clothes in my closet, I came to agree with her. Still, I'm not completely ready to quit shopping!

  5. Ohmigosh I just got your note on my blog about your lockers! I would throw up if that happened! Especially if it was lockers! I am so sorry that happened! I bet those lockers will forever be on your mind! Thanks for coming by my blog! Nice to connect with you.....Polly at Motley Junket and Georgie Emerson Vintage