Monday, August 2, 2010

Cleaning out the Closets





And after we're done with the right side, we've got some work to do on the left side too...



Ugh.





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40 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am glad to see that you recovered from your collapse. I have a wicked sense of humor too...Loved the "show". Diana

Cheryl said...

Cute video and he will laugh years from now cause really, that's the cleanest messy closet I have ever seen. : )

michelle said...

Very cute video! I don't think that it was that bad! It's ok Kevin, everyone has one of those "spot" where things just seem to gather! :) Can't wait to see the finished project!

Jenny said...

I think I need to send you a picture of my closet. Yours looks great compared to ours! :)

misee said...

I've seen wayyy worse! Cleaning a closet is not an easy job, but sometimes you can be rewarded with some pretty cool stuff you might have forgotten about. You made it look easy:) Can't wait for the master bedroom reveal!!

Melissa Searle said...

Haha Classic. :) Thanks for the laugh! The closet doesnt look that bad... trust me! :) Hehe Looking forward to seeing your finished product! A new follower of yours by the way, from Australia. :)
Mel

Tami said...

Yep. Mine looks like that, only worse. My closet door is on a runner which is currently broken, so it doesn't close. Eek!

Melis said...

You guys are too dang cute!!!

Can't wait to see the master bedroom all finished! So fun!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I've seen WAY worse...in my...erm...okay in my own bedroom. I eventually cleaned it completely out, painted and even decorated it (yes really!) but it still occasionally looks like that.
I wouldn't even say that was messy. Maybe slightly untidy because things weren't stacked perfectly straight. It's okay Kevin. *pity pat*

Aja lee's Sweet Life said...

Your closet really wasn't that bad! I've seen worse( my husbands)lol. We just cleaned his out yesterday : ) Can't wait to see the master bedroom done!

geri said...

Well Layla and Kev.
You are right.
In forty years from now you will laugh...thinking that was a mess.
Lordy, that was kinda neat looking, maybe even organized.
Your home is so used to having decorating order and a calm beauty that it makes me gigle to think that the closet is a disaster to you. Too cute.
If you ever get to visit, I recommend no under the bed peeking or closet opening. hehe
Can't wait to see the floor you have chosen. geri.

The Farmers said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing a side of yourself that makes us all feel normal. Can't wait to see the reveal.

leafLet said...

while I was waiting for you to open that cabinet, my mind wonders if you do keep messy spots in your house, well from the look of it, I don't think you do,that wasn't messy at all.

Love all your works and your funny stuff too. cute!

Louis Duke said...

I love this

Bette said...

hummm... I was expecting a mess, THAT was not a mess. You need to take a peek at my bedroom closet... Now that's a hot mess. I can't wait to see what you guys end up doing. You guys are soooo cute!

Teresa said...

Layla!
Can't WAIT to see what you do to the master closets!
Kevin would be horrified to see MY SIDE of our master closet...
THAT...I share with the NEATEST guy EVER!
Did I tell you I spent many happy years in Prattville as a child!
We lived at the Y!
My sister lives in Montgomery!
Love the Montgomery Farmer's Market!
And let me just say...if you tell me you tried out for the next DESIGN star and didn't make it...
well I'm never watching it again!
Please tell me you didn't try out!!!!!
xo

dutchbritishlove said...

You are TOO CUTE. And, umm, your closet is nothing compared to some of my messy areas. Believe me, you ain't seen nothin'. But thanks for sharing one of your less than perfect areas in your house, it's somehow encouraging. And I can't wait to see the transformation!!

designlove-cynthia said...

Nice to see your still trying to keep things real! That's nice to see!

Cindy

- Brittany said...

Hmmm. Maybe if you get rid of the other 80% of your stuff (yeah right, I know I couldn't), you could turn your second closet into a reading nook like I did for my son:
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/2010/06/when-is-closet-not-closet-when-it-is.html

I'm waiting on pins and needles to see your Master Bedroom transformation. Ours needs a makeover too!

Brittany

Laura said...

You guys crack me up! :) I'd love to hang out with you all for a day. It would have to be full of laughs!

Fenima said...

Layla, you are adorable!!! You and Kevin have a great dynamic. BTW, your before pic closet look like my after pic. It looks way nicer than most people closets.

All That Jazz said...

Darling video!! I love the "magic" of the messy closet gone clean...how'd you do that?!
It has been my dream to have a walk-in closet someday....I will probably collapse and cry the first time I walk into it, LOL! :)
Can't WAIT to see what you do with this room!

Anette Willemine said...

Hi, Layla and Kevin!
You are sooo funny! I have had a great time sitting here reading and looking at your GREAT blog! I'm in LOVE with The Lettered Cottage!♥♥♥
This is my first visit at your site, and I am really looking forward to follow you two and your blog in the future! Thank you for making so much inspiration, and for sharing it through TLC.

From Norway with love,
Anette Willemine

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Layla,

I agree with the comments above, it's not that bad. I once needed to wear a miners helmet, tie a rope around my waist and was gone an entire weekend cleaning a closet. I found a cat we thought we lost two years earlier.
:/

Love watching you 'do'!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Hehehehe - loved this.

sarita said...

i have a theory about closets - after we clean them little gnomes come back in and put stuff back! how else can those closets get full again! now i'm going to clean my hall closets - but i just know that in the morning they will be full again!!! :)

Lisa said...

I cleaned my hallway closet out yesterday too!! Installed 3 shelves - and it looks so pretty now - wonder how long it will last?

www.occraftygurl.blogspot.com

Cottage Dreamers said...

Hee, hee! Great trick!
☺ Celeste

Michelle said...

Hello! I'm a new blogger jumping on board with renovations on our new (old!) 1952 ranch. I actually just posted today about how we downsized to a smaller bedroom and closets. As I said in my post, it feels great to pare down unnecessary clothing and other junk... not to mention Goodwill loved our donations!! :)

Simplifying is good for the soul!

Drop by my blog when you get a chance! It's new but I've got a lot to share! And thankfully lots of good inspiration from great bloggers like you!

PS. I am heading to Tybee Island this weekend! I'll try and drive by your recent project!
-Michelle

Erin said...

I cannot wait to see the finished project! I am dying to get closet organizers in our master closet (and all the other closets for that matter)! Of course what the hubby wants could easily cost us hundreds! So, I anxiously await your results!!!! And hey, maybe while all that cleaning happens you'll find clothes you can get rid of...all to make space for some new things =)!!!!

Ann said...

I hope you are going to show how to install the closet shelves and organizers because I need to do that in our closets. Thanks for making all this stuff fun.

MilkMaid said...

You are TOO FREAKING CUTE...lol...look, 24 more followers and you are up to an even 5000! Not surprising tho...can't wait to see this bedroom, love the colors you've picked out!

European Chic said...

So brave to share every corner of your lovely house with you. Your blog is my vacation the states. Greetings from Paris! EC

Jackie said...

Actually, The closets don't look that bad! :) You should see my two teenages closets!....And rooms! UUUGGGGGHHHH! :/

My Cottage Charm said...

So..where are ya'll starting first? (besides the closet) You gonna be tearing down ceilings again? My oh my, the projects you two get into! :)
OH, Layla, I cannot WAIT to show you Carson's room!! His built-ins turned out SO SO SO cute!! I even impressed TJ with my built-in building abilities! (say that 10 times fast! lol)
Blessings & Hugs!
Missy

Beautifully Inspired said...

This my be one of my favorite posts ever!!

Nicole

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

Can't wait to see the final product. :o)

Angela@Quarter Acre Cottage said...

I always love watching your videos...you crack me up!

jacqui said...

Your "before" closet is so clean and organized, I can't WAIT to see the "after"! Thanks for the inspiration!

Simplifying is SO good for the soul (both yours and your home's!)

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

LOL - Love the video. Can you be my BFF? You're too funny!
So this is why you're sleeping in the dining room?! Uhm, fun???
Can't wait to see the finished product - and hope it's sooner rather than later. Good luck my friend!