Tuesday, August 12, 2014


am I the only one who is head over heals for 

In our master closet project we had first planned to
put in an island
much like this one 
to display my mother's gift of her Native American Jewelry collection
but we became to love how open the space was without it
(this is why living with a renovation can be so good sometimes...to see how you actually "live")
 instead of an island, we just added another section against the wall
which then left enough space for
a bench

I am not only crazy about tufting but I am crazy about World Market
I could vacation in that store while away from my home in Anthropologie

in our closet we have used EASY CLOSETS
and while I feel they have been a bit on the expensive side
there is no debate on the quality and ease in which you can customize your closet
and we have done that one section at a time
I have only lined the drawers with fragrant paper liner but wanted a 
softer finish for the jewelry portion of the closet

tools ready
bench box, box cutter, scissors, batting, hot glue, velvet fabric

and did I mention it never hurts to have a nice glass of Monkey Bay near to take a break when you
get a blister from the hot glue gun

I just cut the cardboard box that my bench came in to the right size and
placed the padded velvet squares into the drawer
easy and pretty

this weekend is my man's fantasy football draft
which means golf trip to New Mexico
which means
a few days for me to decorate my drawers
who does that???
I'm guessing you do too!


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

The blue velvet looks so pretty. Your closet is wonderful, lucky girl.

Marissa said...

Wow so crafty!
I love, love tufting too. I am actually shopping for a tufted headboard.
Awe.... to have a weekend to myself.

Heather - New House New Home said...

Okay, I have to admit that I don't decorate my drawers. But then again, I don't have a walk-in closet or even a peek in closet - just an old 1935 era small closet in the master. One day, one day I might have a gorgeous walk-in like this. THEN I'll decorate my drawers.
It's gorgeous!

StagerLinda said...

I never see the bottom of my drawers so they don't get decorated. BUT, I love that you do and the adore the blue velvet--so elegant and tres chic. I'm not betting it is as easy as you show. I can't even cut shelf liner to be a perfect match. I think you must have a lot of patience! Your closet is gorgeous. I too love tufting. I just bought a 32" tufted ottoman off of CL. NOW, I have to clean out all of those wee spaces around the buttons.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love that you decorate your drawers! Enjoy your weekend knowing that your honey will be home soon ;o)

Revi said...

Love the bench and the drawer and the jewelry! Have fun making it all organized and beautiful. :) #closet envy...

Art by Karena said...

Beautifully done Gina! I have a tufted ottoman very similar in my study and love it!

The Arts by Karena

Minha vida de campo said...

Amei suas joias. E o arma´rio feito ficou muito bonito. Organizou as joias.
Bjos tenha uma ótima semana.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I never have enough velvet lined drawers...seriously! I'll do this for sure. Thanks, Gina!
xo, T.