The master bedroom closet is done! And here it is, in all of its beadboard-ed, sloped ceiling-ed, expanded, Ikea-hacked, white painted, black window-ed, and Kilim rug-ed glory:
After creating our new organization and storage system with the help of a couple of bookcases from Ikea, I went to town with my paint roller. I didn’t stop with the walls or ceiling, but went for the white painted wood floor as well. And as I shared on Instagram, I also added glossy black paint to our window for some contrast and drama.
Then I moved in. Woot! No more getting my clothes out of my kids’ closets! I moved in before M so got first pick on all the shelves – of course I went for the window side. I ended up using all the storage in the sloped area of our closet for things like hats, scarves, purses, and off-season shoes. And in front of that, I hung up clothes on our new clothes rod. I can see over the top of the rod right into the back of the closet, so nothing is really too hidden.
For the storage in the middle of the room, I added drawers and some shelves for shoes and more clothes.
Amazingly, there is storage to spare – I credit my ruthless closet purging when we decided to start this closet project. I’m pretty sure a year from now I may have regressed. But onto happier things! Like this rug:
After a similar rug “got away” from me on ebay, I kept looking and finally found this one. So I bought it and then let it sit unused for months. Well it turns out it is the perfect bright spot for our master closet (especially in the sea of all our boring black/gray/navy lawyer-suits). I also squeezed in a chair – technically for sitting and putting on shoes but I’m sure the reality will be for piling up clothes I am too lazy to hang.
Now that I’m done with this project, we are really happy with the outcome. Especially when we look back on where we started:
And we’re really glad to check one more room off the list! I’m loving this.
Okay, I guess it’s time to get back to our kitchen now…