You might call me a furniture hoarder! I definitely have a hard time getting rid of pieces mostly because I love coming up with new uses for pieces. Not necessarily hacking them up to make something new, though that is cool, I often just think a little outside of the box in regards to storage uses for different items. I really believe in an eclectic look that is accumulated over time. For me, that is what is most comfortable and beautiful. NO matchy- match furniture sets, but instead I love moving things around and using them in different rooms.
I recently used a piece of furniture I had to solve a problem I was having. I have a variety of clutches and purses, but with a smaller master closet, they got relegated to fabric storage boxes, but for me out of sight means out of mind. I found I was really wanting my purses not upstairs in my bedroom, but closer to the front door where I could swap the contents out quickly and walk out the door.
I’m blessed to have the most beautiful (I think!) piece of handmade furniture which I inherited from my grandparent’s who believe it was handmade by one of their grandparents (think old) chest of drawers. I have always had it as my show piece in our foyer. I absolutely love it and with 4 drawers, it seemed to be the perfect landing spot for all kinds of items none of which were organized or useful. I decided that this was a huge waste of precious space and that I needed to convert these drawers into more usable space.
A no- brainer would be to use the drawers for housing winter gear like hats, gloves, scarves etc., but with our mudroom renovation, we added cubbies for all those items. So, I decided to make my own “store” for displaying my purses and clutches.
Here is the piece.
The first drawer is the deepest, so my large purses went in there.
The next drawer was much more shallow, perfect for my clutches.
I love how I could lay them out to display so I could see each one. I feel like I’m shopping each time I pick one out.
I haven’t figured anything out for the last two drawers yet, Maybe I need to buy more purses 🙂
For me, this is an easy organizational fix because I organize my purses using pouches. It makes it easy to pull them out and swap them into another purse in a matter of seconds. Here is the post on my purse organization if you missed it!
To life feeling like home!
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