Thursday, March 1, 2012

Game On

Closets. Nuff said. As you can see from the picture, our games and puzzles were overflowing and needing to be consolidated and I wanted to modernize it. Yes. Modernize a closet. You laugh now but oh is it worth it.

I'm diggin the new wallpaper which is actually wrapping paper. It took four rolls and some elmer's glue spray to give the space a new look.
The wire coat hanger/shelve was painted black and hung higher for more space.
The key piece is our new designated game cabinet where all the games are now neatly tucked away.
Another before picture of our game clutter. I decided to remove the contents, combine them together and organize them within plastic totes.
The containers were labeled using the side of the each cardboard box which was cut out before they were tossed out (recycled with love for all you hippies). It's amazing how much less space they took up afterwards.

The small game parts fit neatly in the bottom section.
For the larger games, I used wider totes 
and put the puzzles in ziplock bags. Again, all were labeled so they could easily be found as well as put back where they belonged.
What a difference!
In the closet world, the end result is a Angels singing johnny cash type of transformation. That and my girls can now reach everything!


  1. I really liked the cabinet to hold the games. Great idea! Saw you at the Pretty Project link party! Newest follower.

  2. Thanks for the add Rebecca =) Glad you liked it!

  3. I really like the paper on the walls in the closet and how you hid the games. This will be perfect for my 13 year olds closet...she wants glamour but still has childhood toys that she wants to keep. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing. Found you blog from IHeartOrganizing.

    1. Isn't it great exchanging inspirations! Hope your teenager loves her new space. FYI- I found everything at target including the cabinet which made it a very affordable transformation.

  4. Wow, that's a lot of dedication to one closet. But I think it turned out wonderful. Congrats!

  5. Thanks Jaenette and yes I felt like a complete nerd taking that amount of time into one closet but it's always fun to see something you had in mind actually work =)

  6. I love this - I was just looking in our game closet today thinking something had to change since it's such a messs

  7. Wow, such a difference, it looks so chic! Never would have known it was wrapping paper! Job well done my friend!


  8. Thanks Jen =) Organizing is not one of my gifts for sure so I appreciate your rad blog!