Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In The Closet

My friend has a closet I envy.  First of all, it's huge, compared to mine.  She has room for everything in there, and she even hangs art on the wall!  There are many great aspects to it, but the best thing of all is that she painted her ceiling a glittery silver and She. Has. A. Chandelier!

I love chandeliers.  And I have one in nearly every room of my home.  Even where they might seem inapprorpiate.  In my studio, in my husband's office, in our den, in our hallways, everywhere except the kitchen, and my closet. 

My friend's closet and her chandelier didn't really inspire me to go out and get one for my closet.  My closet didn't seem to warrant a chandelier.  It's a pretty small space, and I'm not great about keeping it organized.  I don't spend much time in there, so really, I figured, why bother?

But that's what birthdays are for!  My friend, the one with the fabulous closet, bought me the cutest little chandelier, for me to hang in my closet.  I would've never bought it for myself...and that is what makes the perfect kind of gift.  Something you would never buy for yourself, but that you fall in love with when it is given to you.
And I am in love!  I didn't realize that just hanging something so cute in my closet could make me want to spend more time in there!  But it has.  I'm keeping things where they belong, hanging stuff up, putting my jewelry where it belongs, even vacuuming the floor regularly~making sure that my closet is worthy of my fabulous chandelier.


24 comments:

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

oh this is sooo cute. I love chandeliers too! I have one in my studio/office, in my bathroom over the tub (even though you are not suppose to have one there) and in my both of my daughters' bedrooms. I may have to talk my husband into letting me put one in my closet after seeing this pic!

lori vliegen said...

happy birthday, happy chandelier!!! what a fabulous idea to have such a beauty hanging in your closet! now I have closet envy.....
:)))

molly YEH! said...

that is so cute. i once bought a chandelier and then got it home and realized i didn't have a ceiling light fixture for it. OOPS! and was your birthday recently? happy birthday!!

ooh, and that fancy contraption is, unfortunately, not a homemade tambourine- it uses a tambourine though... one of my friends had to play it like a drum, so he figured the best way to do it was to suspend it on a drum shell! voila!

Amelia said...

a great idea, I just wish I had a closet to even do this too! :)

Amelia.x

Jen said...

She has a chandi in her closet?? Now I'm jealous!!

Abby said...

That is a cute chandelier! That is also the most awesome present.

My closet isn't big enough.

Lola said...

What a brilliant gift! Happy Birthday!!

Moyra Scott said...

my my and that is a small closet. I think we are just deprived in the UK. Mine is essentially a cupboard stuffed full of stuff

Queen of the Rant said...

I like big walk in closets with lights and everything, I adore Carries on the first Sex and the City movie, oh the envy. thanks for stopping by the blog today, want to follow you but cant figure out how... you are quite the musician too!

Jo said...

Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful friend to give you such a gorgeous gift... your closet is quite a boudoir now!
Hugs xxx

Jen said...

How fun! And Happy Birthday!

Heather B. said...

Now I am jealous of you and your friend. I adore chandeliers, but don't have a single one! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

wanda miller said...

thanks for your note kerri about the robbers, i cracked up...so true! you're chandalier is fab!!!

Lis said...

oh wow! My closet has serious envy ...

It is amazing how such touches just infuse celebration and magic into our world. I remember being a poor grad student and thinking "at least I can buy a nice bar of soap" and that was my BIG luxury and it made me so happy.

Still .. I am older now and a chandler would be pretty magical ...

xo Lis

willowluna said...

Oh, that is the best kind of birthday present! Isn't it so good to have people in your life like that?

That last shot is great, btw! :)

Jadyn said...

That is awesome! You're lucky with a friend like that :)
It's funny how much adding something you love can change the way you treat the room as a whole, isn't it?

Dawn said...

Who would have thought to put a chandelier in a closet?!!! So cool :) I've always wanted to put one over my jacuzzi bathtub!

Barbara German said...

That is the MOST!! I want to do this in my new closet. We took 'don't look pictures' the other day with my bffs which was a blast. Happy Birthday!

Robin Norgren said...

my goodness! I just ADORE those delicious girlfriends of ours that meet and REACH those wishing places...

shari @ little blue deer said...

It's gorgeous Kerri! And truly, what an amazingly thoughtful gift. You have a true friend there. XO!

Barbara German said...

So....I woke up this morning thinking about that chandelier in the closet!

Laurie said...

Very cute! Now I'm thinking of putting a chandy at the top of the stairs...hmmmmm...

jeanne @ juNxtaposition said...

i would never have thought to do this, but what a great idea !! i will soon be decorating a new abode and will keep this in mind.......

Corinne said...

aw so fancy! i LOVE it! you are right, the PERFECT birthday present! happy belated birthday kerri :)