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I know I promised pictures of my closet a long time ago.  Well, here it is.  (doors have been removed-now I can actually move in that space!) You can see it's not very big, and really kind of a mess…completely unorganized, and totally a 1979 closet–this was the year my home was built.  Most homes in Texas now have enormous walk in closets.  Mine is more of a "reach-in" closet.




Sorry about the big white space–that's actually a work table.  My closet is getting a bit of a make-over, so I'll snap as many pictures as I can of the process.   First thing I need to do is go through all these clothes–I'm sure there are things in there I haven't worn in years!

What a mess!!  I'm kind of embarrassed to show you all these–but, it would be hard to appreciate the end product if you didn't see what we are starting with.  The amazing Sam from StyleSwoon is hard at work again.


  • Kym
    May 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Judy, thanks so much for posting this – I recognize so many things that you’ve worn for us! Tell us the truth, though, you must have another closet in the house for long items and skirts and pants, right? Do you break things down by jackets (I see you have outerwear on the bottom), tops, pants, skirts? Also, so you move things into storage every season? As you can see, this is a subject that really interests me as I have not one inch left in my closets, but I really have cleaned it out to the bone…:)

  • revital
    May 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    its not so small actually, and it looks great! everything is so beautiful and colorful! loved it!

  • Natalie
    May 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I can’t wait to see pictures of your new living room… I saw a preview in Jane’s log, but would love to see it in more detail!

  • Glamour
    May 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    What a giant but fun project! You get to go through everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have any tips for what to keep and where to go for organization? If you’re always in the know with these things, Glamour mag’s style “glambassador” program may be perfect for you! Apply online at glamalert.com/glambassador

  • Googlover
    May 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    wow. it is super organized. Please come organize my closets!

  • Brooke
    May 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Love all the colors in there! Also, it’s organized much, much better than mine! Can’t wait to see the finished make-over!

  • mr. freddy's mom
    May 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for showing the ”before” closet!
    Now, I can’t wait to see the ”after”!

  • this chick's got style
    May 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Curious for the end results ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Sophie
    May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, thanks for the post! Itโ€™s so nice to see that Iโ€™m not the only one with a lot of clothes and a way to small closet which Iโ€™m trying to squeeze them in. It looks just like my home! (Hihi, I have to show my husband this โ€“ he thinks Iโ€™m aloneโ€ฆ) Looking forward to follow the make-over ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best regards
    Sophie from Sweden โ™ฅ

  • Margarita
    May 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Your closet is JAM-PACKED with amazing looking items!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    May 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Kym–I do have another closet. I turned the storage place in my garage into a completely closed in closet–the sad thing is, my garage is so dark, that I really don’t get full use of it. I do have a space in the closet I photographed for long things–but it is very tiny and it is sandwiched in between the wall and the rest of the hanging space–meaning you have to streeetch to get to it. I am definitely closet challenged–wait until you see what Sam has come up with–amazing idea I can’t wait to show everyone!!!

  • Prรชt ร  Porter P
    May 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    All I can say is WOW

  • Kym
    May 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Judy – I can’t wait to see it!

  • arline
    May 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I look forward to what the transformation will be.

  • The Photodiarist
    May 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    What a fantastic closet! The colors are delightful. As a New Yorker, I am used to a small closet. There is no time when all my clothes are together in one space. If some are in the closet, the others are in storage (i.e. in a suitcase under my bed). So your closet looks absolutely large to me!

  • Cristina
    May 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    So glad you’re taking pictures throughout the process. I redid a nook in my place and totally forgot to take a before picture! It looks great now but I have no proof of how far it’s come!
    xx Cristina

  • bravegrrl
    May 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    loving the mix of colors and fabrics!

  • Corin
    May 14, 2010 at 1:38 am

    It would be great to see shots of garments you’ve forgotten about, but “re-discovered”. You fall in love with it all over again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • melissa
    May 14, 2010 at 4:45 am

    wow! I’m so jealous! Great pics!

  • Hal
    May 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful colors! I wish I were only half as organized ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Louise
    May 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Where are your shoes hiding?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jodi
    May 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

    looks incredible!

  • Style Odyssey
    May 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I see that is on the small side..but still larger than my Caribbean “closets”, which were really just added-on rectangular spaces with yucky leouvred, ill-fitting doors which let in dust. Who knows what I’ll have when we finally get moved into a new place, but it will surely be bigger and better than what I had in the islands! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I look forward to your “after” pics, now that we’ve seen the “before” and “during”. Closet makeovers are fun.

  • clodagh
    May 27, 2010 at 2:09 am

    most homes in Texas have walk in wardrobes… hilarious..