Back in 2012, before the renovation, as I was pondering what we actually wanted to include I wrote a post on the master closet. Here is the list from that post:
Hanging bars for long clothing as well as shirts and pants. (I fold my trousers over a hanger and Charlie hangs his full-length on pants hangers.)
Some drawers for sweaters and T-shirts.
Shelves for often-used items.
Shoe storage both active and long-term.
High shelves for hats and handbags.
Hooks or special hardware for scarves, belts, ties and robes.
A place to sit down
A full-length mirror.
Finally, how about a little style.
Now that the basic bones of the closet are in place I plan to address each of these items.
1. Hanging bars for long clothing as well as shirts and pants. (I fold my trousers over a hanger and Charlie hangs his full-length on pants hangers.)
We are installing 4 hanging bars on my side and 3 on Charlie’s because his short clothes are longer than mine.
2. Some drawers for sweaters and T-shirts.
I’m planning to work on drawers in the 3-foot tall space under the closed cabinets. Mine: 24″ wide; Charlie’s 21″ wide.
3. Shelves for often-used items.
4. Shoe storage both active and long-term.
5. High shelves for hats and handbags.
6. Hooks or special hardware for scarves, belts, ties and robes.
7. A place to sit down
8. Good lighting.
9. A full-length mirror.
The full-length mirror is hanging just outside the master bathroom on the hall wall. It is convenient to the closet but not in the closet. I would like to mount a mirror inside the cabinet doors of both our cabinets.
10. Finally, how about a little style.
Curtains, wallpaper, lighting fixture. I’m not sure just yet where this will lead.
Thank you for being patient with our planning and building.
Are you naturally patient or eager to “get on with it”?
Everyone who attended knew one another and was in party mode upon arrival.
Nevertheless I stuck a post-it note on the back of each guest. With only “yes” and “no” questions the object of the ice-breaker was to figure out whose name was on your back and find your famous partner.
In the food department, we used the dining room table for hors d’oeuvres and snacks.
Most of these dishes were contributions by the guest hostesses.
My contribution to the food (in addition to a tres leches cake) was a build-your-own taco bar on the island in the kitchen.
I have found that even picky eaters (and we had some self-proclaimed ones attending) will be able to find something to eat if at least one of the dishes is deconstructed.
Drinks were served from the stainless steel counter that forms the border between the kitchen and dining room.
We ended the party by presenting the guest of honor with a money tree.
As a signal that the good time was coming to an end one of the hostesses put the party favors — ring pop in a bride box — on a tray and passed them out.