All done! 3 whole days, all set up.
The Queen Room is our third bedroom, which was totally wasted space at our old house, turned into a pretty dressing room for me!
One side is for a guest…
And the other is my closet – plus much more!!
The gears in my head started turning when I took a peek at the small closets in this old house. How could I do something with this third room? We considered making it an office, but I like to have my computer downstairs, and closet space was much more important!
We brainstormed all kinds of IKEA closet solutions for clothing storage but decided to wait it out until we got here to see how much space I really needed.
Lucky us, this great shelving unit was tucked into a basement corner!
5 Target cubes and one heck of a two-story stair climb later, I had the beginnings of a dresser. I’ve got everything "stuffable" into these organizing baskets. I might go get more cubes so I match better, but I think the different textures of box/basket go well together (except for that green one – a cube I already had!)
My very favorite part is the top where I have storage for two very, very annoying things to find a place for: a hairdryer and headbands. These big glass candle holders were wedding gifts that didn’t have much of a purpose before. And the green grassy balls are from our wedding – Matt keeps trying to get me to throw them away but now they serve as a bed for my things!
To the right of my dresser is a hanging rack I bought at Target for $40. Everything about it is perfect – except that it’s pretty darn wobbly! I pushed it up against the wall and put some shelves on the right side and it seems to be pretty sturdy now.
Pants get folded on this shelving unit I’ve had since college from Linens n Things (RIP )
My personal touches to Queenify: my favorite frame – my name as a dress!
Me as a kid
Black + white decor
Lucy Stone stamps
The actual closet in the room is holding my winter clothes and shoes
Plus purses, which fit above perfectly
And my OTHER really exciting part – a giant-sized jewelry box!!!! I’ve always had the dinkiest jewelry boxes and here I put an antique desk (which might be like 100+ years old?!) that my grandmother gave to me when she moved out of her house to good use.
Perfumes and jewelry
And a whole drawer to spread out my necklaces!!
Boy am I TIRED!
All afternoon I wanted a snack (namely that cookie dough Larabar) but I just never had time to stop. I’d chug some water and then be OK for another hour. So by 6:30PM I was quite ready for a shower and some food.
Needed some Brown Shugga to spike up my blood glucose!
After 3 days of grubbin it I pulled out a crisp new dress – a gift from Mahi Gold and KERF reader Rebecca, who owns the clothing line with her brother. The Perfect Tank dress. Comfy, casual, cute! I’ve got 2 to giveaway at the Summit!
Dinner tonight was grilled.
We seasoned up two catfish with some Emeril’s seasoning
Okra and eggplant. Everything was cooked in Garlic Gold. You MUST try Garlic Gold oil!! It has changed my life!!!!!!
And for dessert – a grilled peach!
Drizzled in some Bella Eats blackberry jam
This afternoon we had a storm come through and cool the whole city off. Perfect night for a little stroll. And it’s about time we leave the house!
We walked through University of Virginia’s campus
And straight to Arch’s Frozen Yogurt! ‘Bout 1.6 miles of a walk.
MARSHMALLOW! PEANUT BUTTER!! Holy cow!!
I got a small size of both topped with nothing other than gooey brownie.
On the way home we tested out the free trolley that goes within a half mile of our house and straight downtown. We were home in 3 minutes!! Totally pleased with that.
I’ve got more photos for you tomorrow! But now, I must go trade foot massages with Matt. Mine are killing me!