This was a banner weekend, and an exhausting one. The living room is still a mess, but my closet is finally ready to be filled!
Here are the details: The back wall is cedar-lined. The shelves are solid pine that I hand-sanded and finished myself. There are seven, count them, seven shelves for shoes (at five pair per shelf), and the closet rods are oval ones I custom ordered (and which arrived damaged, so we’re getting them at a discount).
Now, as gorgeous as it is, I do have some regrets. The biggest is Joe’s fault. I requested that the double rod section, where shirts and skirts go, be on the right, since I’m right handed. But since he only hears about 10 percent of the things I say that don’t mention his name, he forgot and did it backward. I didn’t discover it until it was too late.
The second thing is my fault. Despite endless discussions, I didn’t realize that the top rod of the double bars is too high for me. I can reach it from my tip-toes, but it’s a pain, and those extra inches between rods looks a little strange. It’s fixable, but Joe will be (understandably) mad if I ask him to move it.
But all in all, if it functions as good as it looks, I am happy. Still, I will take any reassuring compliments gratefully …