22 In Misc


Here is how things look on the third day of my closet make-over.  My closet could not be enlarged, so Sam had the great idea of adding closet space along the outside wall of my bedroom.  My bedroom is not huge, but not at all small either.  There was a lot of unused space because of the way the bedroom is designed.  

Closet 11
These arched spaces will be finished out, and make pretty little enclaves for my clothing.  It will make more sense as I show you the progress.  Anyway, I thought this was a very clever and cost effective way to add a LOT of closet space in an older home.  I did lose some of my room space, but I would happily choose closet space anyday!! The materials needed for this job can be purchased for under $500–and if you have someone handy around, you could double your closet size for under $500!  (not bad) 

This is the other side of the window…..

Closet 2 

Another small closet space.  The bedroom window will now look recessed, and I will put my pretty little settee in that space.  


I hope you all enjoy the photos—I feel like this is something that could apply to a lot of bedrooms that are closet challenged.  More later….

There are some pretty new necklaces up on the site!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  • Georgia
    May 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Judy I’m so envious of your new storage soloutions! You really do need the space though, don’t you!
    Love the little sofa

  • Kym
    May 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Judy – this looks great. Are you going to continue framing all the way around the window and put cupboards above? It would really frame your window nicely — oh, and you could put in a little window seat that is the same depth as you closet underneath with even more storage (of course, I can’t tell if your window goes all the way down to the floor). Can’t wait to see the finished product – I adore this kind of stuff πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    May 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Wow, that looks great! I love your little elegant sofa!!

  • Hal
    May 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    What a great idea! It will look fantastic.

  • Kiki
    May 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    The sofa is so beautiful. And looking forward to see your finished closet!

  • revital
    May 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    this is such a great idea! I cant wait to see how it turns out! (:

  • Kazuko
    May 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    hm, i can’t imagine how it’s gonna look like. that’s why i’m really curious to see the final result. looking forward to your next post! πŸ™‚

  • Sabina
    May 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I wish I had more closet space too, all of the stuff is just pushed in there. The rest hangs on the walls. A pretty crazy sight!
    I’m dreaming of such a couch later, in my future closet room πŸ˜€

  • candice chu
    May 16, 2010 at 1:36 am

    excited for ur additional closet space! i’m sure it’s going to look great. but what about ur husband? does he get any room??

  • alison
    May 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    i am experiencing Closet Envy right now! i can’t wait to see the finished product.
    xox alison

  • Copious Couture
    May 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    This looks amazing so far!!! I can’t wait to see the end product! It is so much more enjoyable getting dressed in the morning when you have room to see what you have!

  • Marie
    May 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    It looks great… cant wait to see the finished product!

  • Sarah
    May 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Ohh I quite like Kym’s idea above about framing your window and putting a window seat in, although you may not need one with that lovely lounge!
    I look forward to seeing the end result as I currently have all my shoes and bags in the linen closet!

  • Marla
    May 16, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    This looks like it is going to be so freaking awesome when you’re done! I’m so excited, I love seeing closet makeovers! Thanks for posting this!

  • bravegrrl
    May 17, 2010 at 12:27 am

    wow, it’s gonna be amazing!

  • Athena
    May 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Judy, Can’t wait to see the finished product (I’m sure you can’t either)! I LOVE your settee, so beautiful. Have a great day!

  • annie
    May 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I can’t wait to see what your end result is. I am having a closet dilemma too and it’s just so hard to put things together when you can seem to move the hangers around.
    I don’t know how you do it!

  • Emily
    May 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Well color me curious. Can’t wait to see the final results. Also, love that sofa!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    May 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    CC–there is no husband. ;)) I can put my clothes wherever I want!

  • The Photodiarist
    May 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Cannot wait to see it when it’s all done!

  • Mara
    May 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love the idea of the recessed settee! Very elegant! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • jordan 3
    July 31, 2010 at 2:29 am

    He who would do well to another must do it in minute particulars; general good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer. What do you think?