A random by-product of our kitchen remodel is expanding the master bedroom closet. I get that kitchens and closets seem totally unrelated, but follow me down the rabbit hole for a moment. We’ve long planned to take over one of our boy’s two closets to add his extra closet square footage to our master closet, but we just hadn’t gotten around to it (ahem, it’s not like it’s been four years or anything). So when we stole some square footage from the guest room for our kitchen, and we had to move the guest room door to open off the entry, we decided to ditch the old hollow core guest door for one of our original solid wood ones. Enter the original spare closet door courtesy of our cutie’s spare closet.
To be clear, the kid has a two closets, one of which is by far the biggest closet in the house. And he has the fewest clothes. So not fair. So I don’t at all feel bad appropriating his second closet. It actually makes great sense to take his closet because it abuts our master bedroom closet. The plan was to take over his closet and then wallboard off the old doorway to his room. How about one of my really classy diagrams to illustrate the closet configuration and plans? Don’t mind if I do.
See that dashed line there? That’s a big wall-o-wood (non-structural) we attacked with a sledgehammer. But not before we let the kids color all over the wall first.
Seriously, who doesn’t want to color on the walls?! Okay, I snuck in some marker-time, too. Then once we partied with the sledgehammers and crowbars, things looked like this:
Once we cleaned up all that old demo material, it looked like this:
That wallpaper! Those floors! That water damage on the ceiling! Was I really using that closet for the past four years without noticing those things? Apparently, yes. But now that I’ve noticed, all that is getting updated. Big time.
To be honest, I’ve been spending waaaaay more time working on the closet than doing anything on our kitchen. That’s probably why we are still living with a kitchen that only has an operable sink and an operable fridge and we haven’t quite ordered floors or cabinets yet. And the sink has a leak. Nice.
And random kicker of this story: we didn’t even end up using the closet door we removed from the old closet for our guest room! Ugh. It ended up being too small and we had one other random spare door that worked better – yes, it sounds like we are running a door store out of our house. The good news is that our hare-brained idea prompted us to kick our closet into high-gear. So next up is beadboard, paint, trim, etc. I already shared a sneak peek of our dramatic closet (black and white = drama, right?) on IG. Now it’s time to hustle this thing to completion so I can have at least one less space in the midst of construction…