Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Sweats: The Walk-In Closet Edition

Alert! Picture heavy post here folks.  That's because it is about clothes or, more importantly, where we store our clothes.  Yes, finally. We have our walk-in closet!  It is not 100% complete, but pretty close and we can use it.  How fun is that?

Remember when I told you back in July (note: when it was very warm and not freezing cold like now) that we had plans? The plans were finalized and the closet "built" although not by our hand.  So maybe the title is a bit of cheating.  We have found, however, that when it comes to walk-in closets hiring it out is best.  Also, no one wants to work. Seriously. We can explore that issue in another post.  Right now let's enjoy the closet.  I feel so SJP in SATC!

First a trip down memory lane when we first got the house.  Here is the closet, formerly a bedroom, formerly a cat room or something:

I am going to be a closet some day!
Then we repainted it and it quickly become a storage area or as B would probably say a "trash dump":

Look at all my junk!

Okay, this looks like trash.
So first we cleaned it out:

So shiny and clean!

And then we called in the professionals.  Can I just say that there is a weird trend between B and I that whenever I am going to trial, he has something big that we need to take care of right at that moment.  He does not plan it. It just happens.  I find it very strange though.  During this trial we needed to refinance. During this trial we needed to buy a new car.  Two days before this trial we had our holiday party.  And during this trial I had to approve plans for the closet. Hmmm...maybe I need to try more cases?  They seem to result in some good stuff.

So in went the shelving:

Look at all that wonderful shelving!
More shelving and some drawers:

Look at that nosy cat!

Then we got to fill it up. First B's side (with some overlapping by me) which you see when you first walk in:

Yep, I like to take up space.

The view when you look right in the door.  Did you notice we also replaced the light fixture?  Also, we are going to expand under and next to that window. Soon.

More closet space? Yes please!

Then my stuff, including a space for all my shoes:

I need more shoes!

I found those little red boxes and Bed Bath and Beyond, but I need two more. They are perfect for holding smaller things like gloves:

And a place for my formal dresses and my purses:

I need more purses!

The top pair were placed first a la SATC!
I added those two jars for buttons and safety pins which I seem to have an abundance of:

The view with the real closet door open. There is still space for more closet. Can you see it?

See all my space?

We are in love with this closet and it is not even done! We will probably add carpet since we are going to dress in there and bare feet get cold.  Also, an island in the middle would give us more space and a place for me to iron clothes rather than the bulky ironing board that just takes up space.  We also are going to add a valet which pulls out for dry cleaning or outfits for the next day.  We are also thinking about more drawers.  For now, though, we are good.

What do you think?

9 important things being said:

j'lynn said...

I am in love with your closet!!! Totes love! And that color...loving it girl!! Y'all did good. ;)

You make me want to do some new stuff here. I guess I'll have to wait for now. Brahahahahahaha

Ruth said...

It turned out great. I love it!!

Debbie said...

OMG! I love it!! Definitely put an island in. I wish my closet was big enough for one.

Katelin said...

seriously looks fabulous! nicely done!

Rach said...

Wow. Your clothes and accessories should be so thankful for such a fabulous home! Looks great.

Brandy said...

I LOVE it! It looks fantastic.

We've talked about turning on of the bedrooms into a closet too. We have little tiny closests and my stuff currently occupys 3 of them. Oops!

My one question is, what does it do to the resell value? We don't plan on selling but you never know. Just wondering if you guys thought about that any.

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - I am in love with it too!! The color looks so much better with the beautiful white color insides. If you do some new things (even in the future) you must take pictures!

Ruth - thanks :)

Debbie - I want an island so bad, I dream about it. I also dreamt I won a big prize yesterday, so may all my dreams come true.

Katelin - thanks, girl!

Rach - My clothes have been so much more happier. However, they told me they now want more friends.

Brandy - thanks! As for resale, we did consider it. However, since this is a four bedroom house, we didn't feel it was as devastating as if we had fewer bedrooms. Also, it can be removed. Finally, we plan on expanding the third floor which would again turn it into a four bedroom. Oh, and we do intend this to be our forever home.

Jennifer said...

The closet looks amazing! I actually think its even better in person, is that is possible! Love it!

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - it is better in person! I wish everyone could come see it. Maybe I should give tours.

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