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Closet Shelving Finished

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We think the best thing for us is to keep busy.  Keep our minds and hands busy.  Until we get our next child, we thought we would get to work on some small projects around the house.

Storage.  Oh boy is it a great thing.  We could probably all say we could use extra storage.  I mean, you can never have enough!  At least that’s how I feel.  The closets are so small in older homes.  Ours was built in ’47.  If you look closely at the floor at the right side you can see the width of the old closet in our master bedroom.  There was just one in this room.  It was tiny.  There was another closet on the other side of the wall in the living room.  As you can see we busted the wall open in our room and closed up the closet in the living room.  Now, one biggish closet in the master.

Here is what we have left to do…

  • finish staining the floors
  • buy a router to make a threshold
  • add a track system and some doors (thinking of making them from old barnwood) or panels from Ikea

Then the closet will be absolutely finished!

Here is what we have left to do in the rest of the room…

  • tear down the wood paneling
  • texture the ceilings and patch the walls
  • paint
  • new windows
  • hang the new fan
  • install wall sconces (Nautical from PB)
  • add new plug outlets
  • make headboard (I have the fabric)
  • new rug
  • new nightstands
  • new dresser (or refinish old)
  • hang curtains
  • crown molding ?

You can see the focus hasn’t been in the master bedroom.  One room at a time.  It’s nice that we already live here and it’s functional.  I couldn’t imagine flipping a house before you moved in!

The wall color is a very light blue gray.  The bedding will be all white with some gray and cream chunky, knit throws.  The curtains are Indian cotton tablecloths with subtle pattern in cream.  I’m not sure if I want a woven grass rug or something more plush.  I want a nautical/type theme, but not overly nautical.  Our living room is an eclectic mix of old and new.  Our kitchen is modern and clean.  Dining will be sort of industrial/modern.  Nursery is vintage fresh.  Guest/boy’s room will be modern and clean.  I don’t want ours to stand out, but I want it to be sorta cozy and worn.  I love fluffy beds/rugs/pillows.  A sanctuary of sorts.

On to the pics!  Yay for handy hubbies.  I don’t know what I would do without mine!  I love him so much.  I promise he can do/make anything!

closet shelves 001 closet shelves 002If you look to the right you can kinda see the light wood on the floor.  To the right of that is where the old door opening was.

closet shelves 003 closet shelves 004 closet shelves 005 closet shelves 006 closet shelves 007



Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

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