Hi there, folks!
It’s such a treat to be here with you sweet readers today, and I’m so grateful to Becky for having me by for a visit!
My name is Abbie from Five days…5 ways and Secondhand or Bare Bottom. That’s right. I run not one but two blogs. Because being a wife, a mama to three children under 6, homeschooling, teaching fitness classes, trying to keep my house reasonably clean, and knocking out a few DIY projects now and then doesn’t keep me busy enough.
Yeah. Right. ; )
Here’s a quick peak at some of the things that I’ve been up to at Five days…5 ways, my primary blog where I write about a different theme for each day of the week (Move-it Monday—fitness, Try-it Tuesday—tutorials, Wardrobe Wednesday—fashion, 5 Things Thursday—a linky party where you can join me in posting a list with pics of 5 items that go with our theme for the week, and Feature Friday— what/whomever I want to feature that day):
Today, I’m sharing a taste of my master closet, which I completely overhauled so that instead of looking like this:
…it now looks like this:
…and from this:
We built 98% of our house ourselves, and my amazing husband custom-made the shoe-shelves, cubbies, and even the laundry chute…I ♥ him! Still, nothing was being utilized or organized to its fullest potential.
But it was nothing a
little bucket-load of DIY elbow grease couldn’t remedy.
Okay, so paint, glue, and sweat is more like it, but either way, I am beyond happy with the results, and it makes going in there to find outfits to wear for my 100% thrifted style blog, Secondhand or Bare Bottom, a fun excursion rather than a chore.
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite details, including the closet rods I decoupaged with some “Mr. and Mrs.” gift-wrap I found at Walmart (let’s be honest—there never was a Mr. who got his fair share of a closet, but I did leave him one rod!), a garage sale chandelier I revitalized with some stained glass shades, a few Goodwill treasures, and several other thrifty finds I rounded up to achieve a knock-out effect without getting knocked out by the bill (the entire closet reno ran us less than $150):
Oh, aqua and fuchsia, how I love thee!
Want to see the entire transformation? Here you go!
I hope you’ll take the time to stop by for a visit at either/both of my blogs! I love meeting new people!
And a big thanks again, Becky, for letting me share my little corner of the blogosphere with your awesome readers today!Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):