Monday, February 17, 2014

Coat closet turned multipurpose closet

Our entry coat closet has been a mess for years. The one standard builders shelf just wasn't cutting it and we needed more storage space. So my husband and I finally decided to tackle it once and for all.

It was difficult to get a good picture since the closet is right inside the entrance.

We started by emptying out the closet {we left the existing shelf in place}.

I painted the closet with leftover wall paint from our main floor. Luckily we already had some extra shelves in our garage that we cut to size and installed in the closet.

Since my office/scrapbook room is next door to the closet we decided it was the perfect place to house our wireless printer and even our main computer tower.

I love having everything organized and now it's easy to find what I'm looking for! Since we already had all the supplies it didn't cost anything to turn this underutilized coat closet into a functional multipurpose closet. Love it!


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

our master bathroom

If you've been following my blog for awhile you may have realized that I have never showed you our master bathroom. Well there was a was a boring, neglected space that I never had the energy or money to tackle. Until last week!

I still didn't have a huge budget to work with, but being stuck indoors with all this snow I finally had the free time to work on it!

I spent three days just painting. Day one I painted all the trim, day two I painted the vanity and door, day three I painted the walls! It is amazing what a can of paint can do!

Here are some BEFORE pics of our master bathroom.

I loved the size of our master bathroom just not the finishes. The yellow and baby blue walls weren't terrible just not for me, and the oak {sigh} well it's oak.  Finally the vanity lacked storage with that wasted space underneath.

Here are some DURING photos. Once I get started on project I have a hard time stopping and taking photos so there aren't very many.

Our bathroom and master bedroom have an opening that SOMEDAY I would like to have drywalled. Yes, that is me on the very top of the ladder painting the bathroom.

Here are the AFTER photos.

As I mentioned earlier the biggest change in the room is just paint. The trim is nice and bright now. I painted the door and vanity black. The walls are painted in Behr graceful gray.

My husband framed the existing builders mirror for me and added a new light fixture. We added some floating shelves from Ikea above the toilet for more storage and some new towels brighten up the space.

I would still like to do something with the windows above the tub...maybe frame them out...not sure yet {open to suggestions}. In the future I would love to replace the flooring as well! 

For now I am enjoying our relaxing and peaceful new space!

Have a great day!


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