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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Closet Makeover -Can You Say Glamour?

You are going to love this post today.  I have the fabulous Meredith from
The Laundry Can Wait
as my guest.  She is such a gorgeous and fun person, and you aren't going to believe all the glam and creative detail she has put into her closet.  I want a closet like this and I think you will too.

What's the number one rule in decorating, in fashion and in playing up your looks?

Work with what you have.

{Or at least that's what I say.}

After all, we all have something to work with. 

And my closet makeover was no different. Shall we look inside?


Sequin-adorned stilettos serve as a provocative focal point, as well as a slight juxtaposition to Emily Post's Etiquette guide.

The book about Audrey Hepburn - the ever-so-poised fashion icon - blends it all together.

This is before we got started.  

And, like the closet itself, our budget was small.

We only purchased a shelving unit from Home Depot, as well as paint and hooks.

My goal was to create a seamless transition from the rest of our room, but with a playful touch. 

{There are no windows on the headboard wall.} ;)

A golden backdrop was my choice of color yet again.

What can I say? #teamgold

The ornate urn was originally for decoration...

...until I discovered it was a great place for storing frilly boot socks and lacy cuffs.

My rule?

Don't buy what's popular. 

Buy what you love, and it will be timeless. :) 

{And I love tunics, bold prints and fun sleeves.}

Above, a soft, vintage cape awaits me. 

I found this at the Goodwill about two years ago and fell MADLY in love with it's understated elegance. 

 What a thrill to bring life back to a tossed-aside beauty such as this.

I moved my statement necklaces from my bathroom to the closet. 

Organizing jewelry on the door serves three purposes: 

1. It's functional.
2. It lends beauty to the lackluster doors.
3. It adds efficiency to accessorizing my outfits. It's all right there. 

Hooks along the bottom shelf firmly hold my handbags - a feature I especially like. 

My little closet is just that - little. But she's all mine. 

And that's enough for this mama, whose life is full of messy moments in every room...but here. 

Thank you, Marty, for allowing me to be a guest today!
It's truly an honor!


Meredith Garrett from The Laundry Can Wait 

Thanks so much Meredith, your closet is definitely one glamours space and I love how you did it on a tiny budget too.  Now if you would just come and redo mine!!!!
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  1. Fun and fabulous Marty! Love her attitude!!

  2. I'll take all of those shoes, please! What a great makeover space. I did the same thing with my statement necklaces and now I can actually see them all to decide which to wear. Awesome organization tips with a fun look, thanks for sharing! xx, b

    1. Also, thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party this month - I just love this closet inspiration! xx, b

  3. This really is a great closet makeover, Marty!

  4. Marty, I just can't thank you enough for allowing me to guest post today!! YOU are the fabulous one, and I think every one of your devoted readers would agree with me on that. Lots of love sent your way from Oklahoma City. XOXO, Meredith

  5. I love her 'little closet' Marty! I have a small closet too, but needs to be fun and Meredith is lovely and talented, as she used every nook and cranny perfectly to display her lovelies in such a pretty way too! Thank you for sharing, I'm inspired.

  6. I just finished cleaning and painting my closet doesn't look as fun....I think I need more shoes...haha.
    Marty, I so enjoy your blog and like to visit all the parties you link to but I am wondering if I need to do something different in how I visit each one-I click on the link and then arrow back to yours when I am done "visiting" them but I always end up at the top of your page and have to scroll all the way to the end to click on the next one to visit. Is there an easier way?

    1. Thanks tons for being such a faithful visitor. I am sorry, I don't know of another way to visit the links it just seems to be the way the linky is designed. Wish I knew of a shortcut but I don't.

  7. Let me start by saying that I LOVE your taste in shoes (I'm a shoe girl)! I am about to move into a house with a closet much smaller than I'm used to and you have inspired me! I cannot believe that you could do some much with such a little space. So glad I found your blog!

    Lisa @ Fun Money Finds