Guess what – It’s One Room Challenge time again! I’m very excited because this spring Chris and I are taking on a project I’ve wanted to do since we moved in – our master bedroom closets.
Right now we have two good sized closets that separate our bedroom from our ensuite; There’s a reach-in for Chris and I walk-in for me. To be honest the setup isn’t terrible, but there are a lot of things that could be better.
For one, there are a lot of doors in a very small space:
I’ve also felt that there was so much space in the little hallway (obviously to accommodate all the doors) that could be better used.
So we’re going to rip it all out.
Yup! We’re going to take out both our closets, move the entrance over and create one large shared walk-through closet. If this sounds familiar it’s because I showed a little bit of my idea for this in my Dream DIY Bucket List back in February .
I’ve measured it all out and I think we can each get approximately the same amount of hanging space and also add more shelving for Chris and drawer space for me.
Oh, and my shoes! My shoes will also get their own special place (I’m thinking a between-the-studs shelving unit).
Here’s the official plan:
- Remove the drywall and framing of the existing closets
- Remove the engineered hardwood flooring
- Build a new closet entrance and frame in the old entrance
- Build some between-the-studs shelves
- Put up new drywall
- Put the flooring back down
(p.s. We’ve never done any of those things before)
- Paint the walls
- Replace the ugly builder light fixtures (exciting news about that below)
- Build/thrift shelving and drawer solutions
- Install closet hardware & move all our clothes back in
- Relax and enjoy our new closet
What do you think? I’m hopeful we can actually finish early (ha!). Our official #demoday is tomorrow and to prep Chris and I have started emptying our closets.
Here’s a “before” shot of my closet now that it’s empty:
And Chris’ – he jumped ahead and removed the doors and hanging rod before I could take a “before” picture (at least he’s excited right?)
I’ve build a little temporary clothes rack for our guest room which will *hopefully* keep us from going crazy while we are without closets:
Design-wise we’re keeping things simple but I created this little mood board to give you an idea of where we’re going:
(Images – closet hardware: IKEA, Light fixture: Kichler, Dresser: My vintage find)
The most exciting part is that my friends at Kichler were nice enough to send me two of the lights shown in my mood board (the Hatteras Bay 1 Light LED Flush Mount). I’m super excited to get them installed, they actually match the light fixtures we have in our kitchen. I’ll share more photos and details on the lights once they’re installed. Right now, the boxes are sitting in our dining room and Jack and Rosie have claimed them for their afternoon cuddles.
I hope you’ll follow along with all our closet progress for the next six weeks here on the blog and also on Instagram!
Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing challenge projects over on Calling it Home!