Fi­nally, a space that makes sense

The Labradorian - - Editorial - Heather Laura Clarke Heather Laura Clarke chron­i­cles the trans­for­ma­tion of her fam­ily’s builder­ba­sic house into a per­son­al­ized House of Dreams – us­ing paint, fab­ric, wood, and her trusty glue-gun.


The kids love their new toy closet and I love that it’s fi­nally a space that makes sense. They can go in and help them­selves, and we can even swap out toys they have in their rooms — some­thing we could never do eas­ily be­fore. Thanks to the huge la­bels — and the fact that they can both fi­nally read — there’s no ex­cuse not to put ev­ery­thing where it be­longs when they’re fin­ished with it.

This skinny lit­tle closet is al­most done. It’s just miss­ing some deep hooks for guests to hang their clothes, since we re­moved the hang­ing bar, but I have a neat idea in mind for that.

Stay tuned.

The re­vamped closet is much eas­ier to use and has space for the kids’ “some­times toys.”

Heather’s kids can access their toys eas­ily (or have her lift down a bin for them) and there’s plenty of space to put ev­ery­thing back.

Heather’s guest room closet was just 34” wide and im­pos­si­ble to keep or­ga­nized.

Heather painted the closet and her Handy Hus­band started in­stalling wooden shelves in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

Heather took down all of shelves so she could patch holes and start over. the the

The skinny wire shelves just weren’t work­ing any­more.

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