Tuesday, February 5, 2013

a closet reno out of the blue

I can not stop looking at my closet , today that is...
I am usually always closing the closet door , who wants to see that mess? 
But after 6 days of renovating my closet I am happy to keep the door open , now that it is a pretty little well organized room.

 Here is what I started with a basic closet , walk in but basic , three shelves around the perimeter and three rods. I added the dresser and some hanging organizers but they were just a bandaid solution to a lack of storage.
I had planned at some point to reno the closet , to create built in storage and to create double height hanging to maximize the closet, not any time soon though. Well not until I was browsing Home Depot.com when I saw some closet component towers with free drawers on special buy for $69 for the wide tower and $59 for the narrow tower. Well that was a huge savings and it would allow me to build off of. Since I bought them I needed to install them , no sense in them waiting and collecting dust I figured.
I picked up two of each , two narrow for my side one wide tower for hubby's side and one wide tower for Sophie's closet, her closet I will deal with later.
 I started by removing all the shelves , rods and supports and then repairing the damage that made , which were a few dozen holes .
 I then removed the carpet , since I did not want the towers sitting on carpet and eventually we will be adding wood throughout the master bedroom so the closet should be wood also. The floor took me 3 days worth of work, I am in slow mode for sure and dealing with a little bit of SAD , winter is very hard on me but that's another story.
 I added bead board to the angled wall , I thought I could cut up a dowel into three inch lengths and I could install them into the bead board with adhesive , it worked perfectly. I used a spade bit to bore out a hole the same size as the dowel and used no more nails adhesive and voila peg hooks for hats and purses.

 The towers are a great starter but they are only 72" tall , not really tall enough for double hanging and I like to utilize all the available space. This is my hubby's side.
And here is my side. As you can see I added basic three sided boxes to the top of the towers, I used no more nails again. I will at some point add crown moulding to those extensions.
I will stain the floors when we finish the floors in the master bedroom.
 I haven't had a chance to organize my clothes , please forgive me , I just needed the clothes that had taken over my bedroom out of there, I can't live in chaos for long.
I added a shelf for shoes above the highest hanging bar it was perfect for shoes. I even have room for more shoes and I still need to add one more shelf, yippy.
What an awful mess , it is amazing how much stuff fits into a closet, there was stuff every where...nightmares.
 I changed out the ball light to this lovely light from Lowe's, Allen and Roth, it casts such a nice pattern. I added the pretty mirror which I had but didn't know where to put until the closet reno was well under way , I think it was meant to be. I used a little bookcase that was from the old house , it was just what I needed for folded pants and on top more shoes. High heels are like beautiful accessories just sitting pretty in a closet.
Do you see the little handy garment rod?

Finally I finished the baseboard , added a rug and switched out the photos , love these photos of our girls when they were smaller.
I can't explain how happy it makes me to have a finished or nearly finished closet , it feels so much bigger, freshly painted crisp white and organized for the most part...now to keep it this cute that's the hard part.
 I made sure to keep space for a shelf in between my husbands hanging .
 That's a lot of ball caps , right!

Happy organizing , it's a great time of year for it .


Brant Cookies said...

Looks beautiful! I've lived in my house for 5 years and have never looked at the light in my walk in....doh! Now you've got me thinking! LOL Your light looks fantastic, I'm embarassed to go upstairs and look now!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

It looks fantastic. I love the beadboard you added to the wall to give it some texture. Do you have a place to hang your necklaces and scarves. That's something I'm going to add to my closet soon so it got me wondering if you had included it.

Julie said...

Great job. Beautiful closet. I think closets are my favourite room in the house.

Andy said...

Yes, ALWAYS leave room for more shoes;)

Michelle said...

It looks great!!!! I need another one of those drawered shelves for my daughter's closet. My hubby has at least that many baseball caps too. He collects them like we girls collect shoes. LOL

Limefreckle said...

love the reno! I want to redo my closet (walk in) and my husbands (smaller of course!) We've been in our house 2 years and I keep putting it off, I know what work it will be! Thanks for the inspiration....