Why, yes, it is.
I tell ya, there's nothing quite like coming home to a broken clothing rod that's spilled your stuff everywhere to prompt a sudden and utterly complete overhaul.
So yes, we are embarking on an exciting new journey: completely remodeling our
But first, let's take a look at where all this started: The Closet.
After coming home to a wreck of a closet, we grudgingly admitted that yes - it was time. We'd been planning to remodel the closet, as well as the rest of the bedroom, for awhile now, and we both agreed that since the rest of the house has been mostly remodeled (or at least updated), that is was time to begin work on the bedrooms - and the "Master" topped the list.
So, it was time to begin the remodel - whether we really wanted to or not!
We began by emptying the closet of anything and everything - and
... and that isn't even all of our clothes!
Once the closet was empty, it was time to do our favorite thing - demo!
Okay, so there actually wasn't much demo-ing to do, but it was still fun.
See how happy Tom is? Well, maybe that's more of an evil grin...
So we ripped out the wood lining the closet (that held up the shelf and wooden clothing rod), and then Tom got to work.
I think he's really getting the hang of this electricity stuff.
Yup, he worked some serious electric-mojo and installed us a brand new closet light. Why is that such a big deal for us? There was nothing there before. No light. No switch. Which wasn't very bright of the builders (pun intended!).
So we're pleased as punch about our brand new light - although we admit that we didn't really need a track light in there, but after considering all our other options (and Tom insisting he would only install a light that didn't require him to climb into the attic), this one turned out to be the best fit for the best price. We love that it comes with 4 bright adjustable lights - so we can angle them just right to make sure every dark nook and crannie is lit up. Yup, our closet is stylin' now!
Then we did the boring stuff - patched, sanded, and primed.
Then a coat of paint later...
And we had ourselves a nice, bright, new and neutral closet. I had debated on getting some really punchy and fun paint for the closet, but cheap was the name of the game and we happened to have leftover paint from the hallway - so Valspar's Desert Fortress it was. (Also - painting a closet is a pain in the butt, so we opted for a nice neutral so we wouldn't have to repeat this again anytime soon!)
Big difference, huh?
Next, we needed somewhere to hang our clothes, and stash our shoes - so we spent a couple days installing a closet system...
But, before I do the big reveal, let's go back to what the closet looked like the day we bought it:
Plain, boring, dated, and those DOORS annoyed the heck out of us - we couldn't get to our clothes at the same time!
And now (drumroll please) here's our closet after alot of sweat - and very little pocket money!
A big improvement, no?
The closet system was a must - unfortunately we couldn't do anything too fancy or elaborate (even though we wanted to!), so to maximize our less-than-5-feet-wide-closet-space we chose a system with two rod levels, a wire shelf on top and a thin shelving system down the middle, effectively splitting up our space.
Can you guess which side is mine? :)
We did the math - installing two levels of clothing rods doubles our clothes hanging space and the system also adds a whole entire new shelving system - all while keeping the floor and top shelf space as we had them before. We're pretty sure we've about squeezed all the space out of the closet as we can - although we already have plans to install belt hooks and purse hooks along the walls for even more ways to stash our stuff. (note: our clothes are still chillin' in the La Montana de Ropa in the studio and other various places for now until the bedroom redo is complete!)
Light fixture: 40$
Light Installation Supplies: 3$
Rubbermaid Shelving System Kit: 65$
Extra Clothes Rod: 10$
That's not too bad for a brand new closet, organization system and wired light!
And just to make Tom happy, let's take a look at that light once again:
We're so happy with our closet! We have future plans to install new bi-fold doors (so we can both get to our clothes at the same time) and a few other things to up-the-ante on the efficiency factor of our new closet.
Let's hear it - what do you guys think? Are you likin' the looks of our new closet as much as we are? Anyone else do a fun closet makeover recently - and maybe you went a little more bold on your paint choice? Are you as impressed as I am with Tom's incredible electrical skills? Stay tuned and follow along for future updates on the rest of the Master Bedroom Remodel!
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