Wow, I’m getting this Whatever Wednesday series down!
Everyone knows how I love to use everyday items in unusual ways. When I found these at the local thrift store where I volunteer … well, I wondered “What the heck are these things”? But I didn’t really care what they were supposed to be for. I just knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
It’s doubtful I’ve ever mentioned it, but among my other collectibles, I have tons of purses.
Lately Hubs and I have been on this “down-sizing” campaign, trying to rid our little abode of all things not regularly used … i.e. we’ve been clearing out a lot of stuff. I hesitate to use the word “junk”, because most of it was loved and valued at one time or another.
Anyhoo, this week I attacked all those purses. For many moons now, I’ve wanted to give my little walk-in closet a new look, so figured this was a great way to start. For you ladies out there, I don’t know how this number will hit you, but my purses numbered twenty. In all fairness, that does include a leather fanny pack and a tiny black evening purse, so technically only eighteen.
I use an easy method when “cleaning out” and I’ll share that in a later post But after pairing down the purses …
I got back to those brass thing-ies.
Each piece was dismantled …
removing the hooks from their mountings …
and then working them through the wire shelving in my closet.
You’re seeing double here because I have a full length mirror on the back wall of the closet.
And now, I put my original idea into motion.
I don’t mind that these hang down over the mirror because we have another one in the adjacent hallway. The closet mirror is mostly to get more light in there.
I’m really happy with this project, because I love having the purses in easy view and access. More importantly, I gained a ton of shelf space where these had been stuffed in.
1. The four brass hook deals were $1 for all. I saved the brackets … I’m sure I’ll use those somewhere!
So, how many purses are okay? Is twenty too many, is five not enough?
You know how curious I am, so tell me what you think.
And … how many do YOU have?
Later – Cheryl