Remember this, from September? Yeah, me either.
Actually, I did get rid of the step-shelf. And I moved the heavy wood shelf in, on the main wall (under the mirror, which only exists in the sketch). I stuffed it with baskets; but the baskets I had were WAY wrong for the shelf - wrong size, wrong style, wrong color, just...WRONG. And a pain in the butt to use, too.
However, since my last aquarium went belly-up and I no longer needed the little mini-dresser I had refinished to go under it, the mini-dresser got moved into the closet instead:
It works great - in the space, and as...wait for it...a dresser. Imagine that. It's a bit short, but I've got an idea for a little hutch-type thing to place on top of it (if I can find it in the garage).
My clothes are actually pretty well contained within the arrangement of shelves and rods I have now (especially since earlier this month I got rid of like half of them, finally). The sketch above called for a small bar to the left of the dresser/mirror area for long coats and dresses, and a secondary dresser-type storage unit on the left below the shelves made of these modular cubes I have sitting around. But since linen-closet items are actually the biggest problem at the moment, I'm thinking of stacking the cubes vertically in the same space for more of a linen-cabinet type of thing for towels, sheets, rugs, etc.
|a similar tower o' cubes in my living room|
If that ends up working, then the only thing missing will be the shelf running around the top of the room, and the mirror over the dresser. Here's hoping!
(And I may or may not get around to this. I've spent all week getting ready for a party tomorrow night, so that'll take up my entire day tomorrow; but usually Sunday after a party I like to unwind by doing something like this that just for me. So we'll see).