A few years ago I bought this antique armoire at a local shop to serve as extra storage upstairs. As is common in many old homes, there is not a lot of closet space to be had and we were very much needing a place to keep linens:
I loved the tone of the wood (walnut I think) and the inlay detail as well as the fact that is was in good condition and had never been refinished. Unfortunately it was not really set up to be a linen closet but just a closet for people to hang a few items back in the day. So it became a place for us to stuff blankets and comforters with no rhyme or reason:
I’m all for making things work in the name of beauty but I had originally purchased this piece to help with our storage issues so it seemed like something should be done to make it more functional. So, last week I inserted some shelves down the two sides and now there is beauty inside and out:
I also organized my own closet this weekend and I feel 10 pounds lighter. For me, the hard part with organization is not doing it, but maintaining it. I’m hoping these shelves will help make that easier.