I’ve been in my element these past few weeks. I created a bedroom in my closet. The closet is about 6 feet by 7 feet and I have loved having all that storage space! I had an abundance of items organized in that closet – my clothes and everything else. The apartment is only 400 square feet in total. It’s small but more than enough space for me to live very happily. I often have friends and family over and can comfortably entertain a dozen or more guests. I frequently have overnight guests too.
A few weeks ago I was scrolling Pinterest when I found this photo. I was so inspired. I went to my closet, took a look went back to the sofa, got up and looked again. I repeated that scenario at least 3 times until I just couldn’t help myself. I started hauling everything out of my closet – clothing, suitcases, shoes, boots, boxes, jewellery, coats and so on and so on and so on. A lot of stuff.
After washing the floors and the shelving, I moved the single bed into the room. Now what to do with all the “stuff”. Of course, a quick trip to Ikea would have quickly solved all my problems but I didn’t have that amount of extra cash and I also prefer to use recycled products whenever possible. Ol, I admit, I am very frugal and I hate waste more than anything.
That same week I found a dresser in the parking lot of my daughter’s condo. I am so lucky when it comes to finding things that I need. Looking around my place right now there are many great finds.
Then I started scouring Marketplace on Facebook. I was hoping to find something cheap, in my neighbourhood and that someone might deliver. No small wish list. Here’s what I found this week.
The clothes are in the dresser, the wardrobe and the storage box. I emptied a few shelves in my linen closet moving all the towels into the bathroom and all the bedding into the storage box of my Ikea Beddinge sofa. Before the move, I had the beautiful quilts that my Grandmother made there but now I am showing them off in my new bedroom. I moved the shoe shelf into the entrance way and gave it a beachy look.
I love my new room. I love the bold red accents. I am surrounded by my favourite things. I now have more living and dining room space and having a private bedroom is fabulous. My rent is the same but now I have a one bedroom apartment. This is the best of tiny space living!