DIY Closet Makeover!

I am proud to say we have finished our master bedroom closet!  My favorite addition so far has been my new vanity.  I now have a place for all of my makeup & hair products ❤ It has made getting ready so much easier and efficient!

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In addition to my new closet vanity, we also added some new closet organizers. We used to have the generic white wire closet shelves, but these cube style organizers allow us to sort all of our clothing and accessories in a much better way.

Here is a run down of everything we did:

– paint walls
– paint trim
– remove wire shelves
– install new closet organizers
– assemble vanity
– replace hangers
– buy fabric bins
– label fabric bins
– buy new mirror
– buy makeup organizers
– declutter items in closet

We were going to add an outlet inside of the closet so I can easily plug in my hair dryer, but the electrician quoted us over $300! I decided to just use an extension cord instead 🙂

Until next time….

Cheers,

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Monthly Goals: An Update!

I am so happy and excited to announce we are 99% finished with the closet update 🙂  My husband put in some shelves today, and I have been busy organizing all of our new fabric bins.  I also ordered some awesome labels at Target so we will know where everything is; I am just waiting on them to arrive!  I am organizing everything into categories, so I will have a dedicated home for all of our belts, hats, jeans, etc.

I am most excited that my vanity is almost finished as well!  I now have a place for all of my makeup, perfume, and hair tools.  Once my labels come in from Target, I can add those to my bins 🙂  The last thing we need for the vanity is a big mirror.  I’m not willing to spend an arm and a leg, so I will shop around this week for an affordable one.  I am hoping to reveal everything this weekend, so get ready!

Our third bedroom is also in the midst of a transformation 🙂 I painted the closet doors and bedroom door so far, and the trim is almost done!  I still need to paint the windowsill and the trim around the bedroom door.  Once that is finished I can start on the walls.  Since this is ultimately going to be my husband’s hobby room, I want to convey a masculine feel.  I am planning on painting an accent wall a darker color called Intellectual by Behr.  Then the remaining three walls are going to be painted our favorite grey color, Perfect Taupe by Behr.


So far we have accomplished a lot this month!  I still need to find some wall art for the master bedroom and guest bedroom, pick out a comforter for the guest bedroom, and pick out some throw pillows for the master bedroom.  I was able to declutter the guest bedroom closet this weekend, so that is one more thing off the list!  If we can keep up this momentum, I think we will definitely meet our goals for February.

Until next time, cheers 😉

Closet Makeover Update

As you may remember from my last post, one of my goals for February is to finish all three of the bedrooms in our home.  It sounds daunting, but we are 90% finished with two of them already, so we really only have one full room to do.

To start the month off right, this weekend my husband and I started the work on our master bedroom closet 🙂  We ripped out everything and added some new organizers from Home Depot and a DIY makeup vanity ❤  We are still working on the finishing touches, but I can’t wait to show it off.  We got a lot finished, but we still need to add some shelves for our shoes, buy a cute mirror for the vanity, and switch out our plastic hangers for velvet hangers (since they save so much space.)  I ordered some fabric bins from Amazon, so once those come in I can finish up organizing my folded items and accessories.  We also went through all of our clothes while we had everything out of the closet.  Between us both, we filled up 2 garbage bags full of clothing and accessories to donate to our local goodwill store.

I know it sounds crazy, but I LOVE decluttering.  There is something about purging unwanted items that just makes me happy.  Its like a fresh start.  My husband does NOT love decluttering, but he still makes an effort for me.  He’s great that way ❤

This week after work I am going to try to start painting the trim and doors in the 3rd bedroom.  Its hard to get motivated to work on the house after working all day, but I am going to try 🙂 I will be so glad once we are completely finished painting.  When we moved in, almost every room was either an ugly honey mustard yellow color, or just a blah beige color.  The third bedroom is the LAST room we need to paint, so I am going to use that as my motivation this week.  I am also looking forward to trashing all of my “paint clothes” once and for all!

Until next time…cheers 😉

Goals for February

Tomorrow is already February 1st!  I can’t wait for spring; I need some sunshine in my life ❤  I have several goals in mind for February that I would like to accomplish and share with you:

*Lose 5 more pounds
*Finish all bedrooms
*Make time for Friday date nights
*Work on developing a cleaning routine that I can stick to

As far as finishing up the bedrooms, I really only have one left.  We live in a three bedroom house, and you may remember I posted our master bedroom and guest bedroom reveal a while back.

For our master bedroom, we still need to finish up the closet (add new organizers and a makeup vanity 🙂 ) Then there are just a few small details, like adding some wall art or pictures.  I would also like to get some cute throw pillows for our bed.

The guest bedroom could use a new comforter (I accidentally spilled paint on our current one) and some wall art or pictures would really spruce up the space.  I also thought maybe adding a DIY blanket ladder would be cute to display some of our extra blankets for potential guests that may stay the night with us.  I also need to clean out the closet and come up with a good system for my craft supplies and gift wrap.

The REAL task will be our third bedroom, which still needs quite a bit of work.  Once finished, it will be my husband’s hobby room.  It’s a blank slate right now, but we have at least replaced the light fixture, blinds, doorknobs, hinges, outlets, switches and added a new doorstopper.  We will still need to paint the walls, trim and doors.  Once that is all done, we can put up some of my husband’s pictures and maybe some shelves to display his models.  We will also need to clean out that closet and organize all of his craft supplies as well.  We are just a crafty bunch at my house 🙂  We will probably also put together a DIY folding craft table similar to this one:

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DIY craft table

I know my husband will be excited to finally have a hobby room, and I am excited to be one step closer to being finished with painting!

As far as establishing a cleaning routine:  its great in theory.  I can come up with routines all day long.  My problem is sticking to them.  I don’t know how other people always keep a perfectly clean home.  I will do really well for a day or two, but then I’ll have a really stressful day at work or an appointment that throws off my usual schedule, and then my cleaning routine is out the window.  Perhaps I need to adjust my routine each week to make room for unexpected times where I may not be able to clean that day, or just give myself a day off.  I will have to experiment to find out what works best for me.

Until next time…..cheers 😉

DIY Barn Door (Part 2)

As you may remember, my husband and I built a barn door recently.  Well, I have an update…it’s up!!  That’s right, my barn door is officially functional 🙂

Yay!!!
Close-up of the hardware

I am obsessed.  Originally, our closet door was a regular interior door that swung IN to the closet, which was a huge nuisance because we lost so much closet space.  Now that the door slides, there is so much room!  (I’d post a picture but my closet is currently a disaster area.)  Plus, it’s pretty 🙂  Added bonus:  this was a project we completed together, and had a fun time building <3.

All that’s left is adding a handle.  I ordered a bronze one from Home Depot a few days ago.  As soon as it comes in, I can screw that baby in and our DIY barn door project will be complete!

DIY Barn Door

I’ve been lusting after sliding barn doors for a while now.  Unfortunately, they are really expensive!  Like, $500 expensive.  When I saw a DIY tutorial online over at Jenna Sue Design, I knew I had to build my own 🙂

This past weekend, my husband and I borrowed my dad’s miter saw and got to work!  We had Home Depot cut all of our boards to size, except for the cross-piece that we would have to measure and cut ourselves.  I was surprised how quickly everything came together.

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Boards assembled!
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Waiting for stain to dry

I LOVE how it turned out!  We applied one coat of Minwax stain in Jacobean and let it dry overnight.  I can’t wait to install it in our bedroom!  It will add the perfect rustic touch 🙂 You can read about the install here.  As always, I want to give a big thank you to my husband for his help and patience with my never-ending to do lists ❤

Sea Salt

We are 90% done with our master bedroom renovation!  The only things left to do are: install new flooring, build a sliding barn door for our closet, and add a custom shelving system for our closet 🙂

We have come a long way.  When we first moved in, the bedroom was painted a blah beige color.  If I was a professional paint namer (can I have that job, please??) I would have called it Uninspired.  There was also a cheap white ceiling fan, brass hardware on the doors, and a purple ceiling.  Yes, PURPLE!  The previous owners had poorly painted over it, so we could see purple peeking out in various spots all over the room.

Our to do list included:

Paint walls (SW Sea Salt – love this color!)
Paint trim
Paint doors
Paint ceiling
Replace light fixture (the chandelier was a birthday gift from my mom)
Replace door knob
Replace door hinges
Replace outlets (the old ones were covered in paint)
Replace switches
Add dimmer

Replace blinds (the old ones had purple paint splatters on them!)
Replace smoke detector
Add a doorstopper

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before picture.  Here is the after:

Our master bedroom
Nightstand, painted with new hardware
Glass knob
Dresser, painted and restained with new hardware

I just love how it turned out.  My favorite part is the chandelier.  Our night stands were purchased on craigslist for $30 I believe, and I repainted them and added some glass knobs.  The dresser was given to us by my sister and brother-in-law for free.  I refinished the top and painted the bottom, giving it new life with some new hardware.

We decided to build a sliding barn door to give us more room in our closet, so I will create a separate post when we start working on that project.  I can’t wait to get started!