I shared with you how I organize bracelets earlier this week, now I’ll show you my purses.
Now, since I like to keep it truthful, I confess these are not all my purses. I have a copy paper sized box of clutches and two other larger purses that I was in the midst of switching out. Additionally, I’m not sold on what I do. I hang my purses even though I know Martha Stewart says not to.
In the 50s closet space was not a priority. So, I have to be creative with storage for things like purse
hoarding storage. Therefore, I decided to put hooks in the wall behind the door going into our bedroom.
The Mister hung them and used anchors due to the potential weight. I found the widest hooks possible so the straps could lay straight. Some do and some don’t. This past weekend, when I decided to take them all off the hooks to clean them, I asked The Mister to look for anything deeper next time he went to a home improvement store. I’ll let you know if we find anything. When I put my bags on the hooks I work from the bottom and move up – which is seen in the photo above. Additionally, I put my smallest purses (that are not kept in the box) on the bottom hooks.
No, the door does not open completely but this has not been an issue. Nobody has ever noticed, tried to push it nor does it impede getting laundry baskets in. (We need to find a better excuse for laundry mess.) In fact, it’s helpful as we have a larger than ideal chair right when you enter. Having the door not completely open allows a better flow into our room.
My concern is that some of the handles have creases from the hanging. I’m not sure how to stop that beside my mother’s suggestion of bubble wrap. You got anything? If you tell me to put them all in a drawer or on a shelf I will get fussy. I will do it. It’s not pretty.
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Posted in Antiques, Art, Decor, tagged ebay, etsy, Grace Kelly, organization, pockets, wall pocket, West Elm on February 6, 2012 |
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I love pockets. I wanted my wedding dress to have pockets. Sure it was designed after Grace Kelly’s dress but I wanted pockets. That’s because though I was well-raised and you’d be hard pressed to find someone that enjoys etiquette as much as I – I don’t always behave like I’m supposed to.
I should behave like this:
However, I have my moments:
The top photo was seconds after the last one. See how quickly I can “straighten up.”
My momma said no to the pockets, so the bridesmaids dresses had them instead. They came in handy. That’s because pockets can come in handy just about anywhere and that’s why I like wall pockets. They can hold small plants like succulents or ivy. However, they can hold or contain lots of stuff.
- writing utensils
- remote controls
- bobby pins
- loose change
I’m glad to see West Elm bringing back the wall pockets.
Not surprisingly, I may prefer vintage ones. Here are some of my favorite finds from the internets.
here and another set here
here and another one is here
I’d like a collection of wall pockets, but I really don’t need to start that. However, if you have that in your life or have space for it, I’d like to talk to you about it and see some photos.
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I didn’t share all the gory details- just two before photos and two afters.
The covered tin I had on top of my vanity-containing lip products.
An overload of lashes, you’d think I wear them often. Half of them were purchased after Halloween on clearance. #21 lashes with Halloween were $1.50 instead of $4.99 -which is the normal price for them. Too good of a deal to pass by. The last lash purchase I made were a few Sephora and Make Up Forever pairs to try out for weddings.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s definitly better. Everything is now inside the two drawers-which is pretty good for me. I recently moved my vanity into our master from our guest/storage room. Hopefully, I’ll use it more. We know The Colonel would like that.
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