Thursday, August 9, 2012

Linen closet , check that off the list

Isn't it funny how a little utilitarian spot can bring some of us such joy? I am so grateful for this linen closet , it is the first one I have had in the houses we have owned. No longer will I have to find spots to stash pillows, linens and other seldom used items. I finally have a spot for everything.
It took a lot of work to get to this point but I am happy to share it is mostly done.

We installed the pine flooring , I added the wainscoting trim, trimmed out the newel post , stained and painted the railing and spindles and wainscoting, hung a star fixture, stained the floors dark two coats , top coated the floors twice, removed the sliders , sold the sliders, trimmed out the opening for doors , hung doors( that's a little hard) and added dummy knobs, also added shoe moulding to the I said lots of work. But now I love it .
Just how I imagined it all in my head when it was being built. All the light creamy white and the darkest dark stain.
I may or may not trim out the opening , if I do it will have to be later , there are other pressing items on my list. I'm looking for some art for the wall where the round mirror is , haven't found anything right yet.
I went to pick up dummy knobs for the closet , but they were not any where to be found...after asking I was lead to the clearance section where these $24.99 dummies were marked down to $9.99 , that was $24.99 each , ridiculous right? don't you just love it when something you need is marked way down ?

Can I express how happy I am that we went with the pine flooring, well I love it so much.
I look forward to installing the rest of it , well I don't look forward to all the work involved but I do look forward to the end product.
Here is a little reminder of how this spot looked when we moved in....yuck right.
Not only did I complete the closet door install yesterday but we finally got our grass...what an exciting day here. Now I water and water but they are calling for rain for the next few days, I am very grateful for rain considering the mammoth task of watering all this sod , the one downside to having a corner lot I suppose.

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