I cannot tell you how uncomfortable this makes me, but I feel we can trust each other so I am going to do it anyway.
I am going to show you my closet.
Hold your breath.
Let’s be honest. There has never been a time in my life when my closet wasn’t at least a little bit messy, but this was out of control. The walk-in closet and pantry are the some of the things I loved most when I first saw the place — and here I was, letting it go to waste.
What’s worse, I stopped using this lovely, giant closet for my everyday clothes and let it become a big slush bucket storage unit. Each morning, as I ferreted through various laundry baskets around the house, my closet was used to store winter coats, old blankets and a selection of unused cat carriers.
This method of storing things almost made sense back in my old teensy apartment, but not here. Not now. Not with this fabulous space. And not with an empty basement, that’s for Hell sure.
So last weekend, in a fit of Olympic enthusiasm, I tore it all down. Everything. It’s going to take a little while until I can show you the finished results, but they are in the works.
While everything was down, I decided to give it a good scrub and paint one of the walls moss green. Don’t ask why. I was still high on painting doors (you’ll see those soon too – lots of painting at Casa Peaches this time of year). I thought I would take advantage of an empty space and slap some paint up there. And gosh, what would it take to do a small wall like this? A pint of paint, maybe two coats? A couple hours to dry with the fan going?
Let me repeat that: IT TOOK EIGHT COATS OF PAINT.
Actually, that’s a lie. I painted that patch with eight coats to estimate how long it would take to get the results I wanted (EIGHT COATS), but I ran out of paint and weekend after 4 and a half coats. I should have run out and got more paint but I don’t think anyone will see it after I’m finished, and honestly, I didn’t want to throw more money at something that should have been done and finished already.
Stay tuned. The paint is now dry and I’ll be working away at the closet again this weekend. Hope to have something finished to share soon.