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That's a Wrap

A few weeks ago, I started the process of transforming a sad little closet downstairs into a gift-wrap space. This is what it looked like before I cleaned it up:

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And here is the after:

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The closet isn't big enough to wrap really large presents — that usually happens on the dining table — but it's nice to have all of the paper, tissue, bows, ribbons, etc., stored in one place now. The shelves that are covered by the patterned curtains were pre-existing and are perfect for flat sheets of wrapping paper. I added the white curtain panel to hide the miscellaneous boxes that we continue to keep in there.

There's just a single recessed light in the closet, so the photos aren't the greatest. But you get the idea (I hope).

Comments

Questions: What's the fabric on the lower cabinets? And where did you get that stool? I love the color!

Amy - The fabric is Osborne & Little's "Eranthe" in an aqua/chartreuse colorway (I don't know the official color names). The stool is from NapaStyle, but it looks like they no longer carry it online. It was marked down not too long ago, so maybe it sold out. (I picked it up at the Los Gatos location.)

Can I live in there?

It looks SO good!! I want a wrapping closet!

What are those fabulous little cubes on the door? they are gorgeous!

Hi Helen! Those are actually little letterpress blocks. I bought them a while back, after seeing this DIY on design*sponge:

http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/01/diy-project-letterpress-block-wallhanging.html

Since my space (the door) and blocks are smaller than those on d*s, I put them closer together. But now I'm wishing I'd spaced them apart more! I may add more blocks to it later.

Thank you anh-minh! How I love that DIY on d*s!
I also really like yours especially against the blue =)

Sigh... So delightful and I love how crisp it looks!! Great job!

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