Here's a before/after from that change (for more photos, click the above link):
Since we moved in, I had been using the closet to store my books and crafting supplies. But recently, after running up and down the steps several times to find different books that I needed to reference, I realized how much I wanted my office to also house my library.
So I did a closet switch.
The entire closet was emptied and re-painted a light aqua...I'm a blue-loving-gal, so it was an easy choice to re-paint the dark brown walls. The shelves, once tan, are now white. And wall-a, the space is now kid-friendly (albeit several weeks passed between project start and finish...don't judge).
Once the shelves were cured, the kids' puzzles and games, once stored in my office closet, got moved upstairs, and my treasure-trove of books got relocated to my office...which I should share about someday!
Not only did things get moved around, they also got sorted--keep, sell, throw away. Let's just say my next garage sale is going to be HUUUUGGE. (Betcha can't wait!)
During the sorting process, the large stash of kids' books were also sorted...again emphasizing the hugeness of this upcoming sale...
But I also played librarian...I mean, what a GREAT job...being surrounded by books, words and stories! Yes!
We've also replaced the character beanbags with a backrest and pillows.
Pretty sure that's where I should spend my afternoon...but probably with one of my own books...maybe I should have left them up there :)
Happy Finishing Touches!