Here it is folks, the day you've all been waiting for: the closet in our master bedroom is finished (for now.)
What? You haven't been dreaming of this day? That's just me?
There's no door, and no fresh paint in the bedroom, but let's look inside the closet to see what has changed.
After tearing out the wall between the two old closets, framing the opening on what was the old hall closet, installing the new drywall, wiring lights on a switch, mudding and painting, we installed a Rubbermaid closet system. (I love how I can type the whole process in one sentence and make it seem all easy and simple--like it was one full swoop. It wasn't, at all, but at least it can seem like it. Ha.)
We went with the Rubbermaid system because we thought it was the same one that was used in the hall closet we tore out. Turns out, the old closet used a different, Closetmaid system, but by the time we realized it we didn't feel like returning the Rubbermaid one. Full speed ahead!
Besides, we're thrilled with the customizable results the Rubbermaid system gave us--thrilled. It looks great on the freshly painted (with leftover Sherwin Williams Rhinestone paint from the living room) walls and ceiling.
Yes, eventually we'll find another spot in the house to use the Closetmaid shelf that we removed. And we're hoping we'll be able to buy more pieces to add to it, like we did here. I mean, have you seen all this closet entails? Allow me to share!
...especially because of the convenient dimmer switch they're on. We can turn on the lights while still bleary-eyed from sleep and not get blasted by full output. Mike is especially excited about this feature, as he gets ready for work in the wee hours of the morning.
We have baskets--white for my things, black for hubby's--in all shapes and sizes.
Did I mention we have lots of hanging space?
I did? Oh good!
You may've noticed there's still some work to be done--let's call all that we've accomplished up to now Phase One. The closet door and flooring are Phase Two. Phase one is all about getting our clothes out of the baskets, bags and random areas of the house and into our closet. Phase two? That stuff can wait for a while.
...and a small, shelf-filled closet in the bedroom.
But here it is, looking better than ever. Time to start putting clothes away!
*Update: I'm sharing this project on Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party. See all the linked-up posts here.