Monday, September 15, 2014
State of the Closet Address
Happy Monday! I'm at jury duty all week....so depending on whether or not they have wireless, you can expect either a ton of blog-productivity out of me...or none. I've never had jury duty before! I hope it's interesting.
You may remember that a few weeks ago I shared a plan to brighten up our master bedroom by painting our honey-toned built-ins...
Well, the project is in full swing, and already the changes are SO GOOD.
I used a palm sander and the Dremel Multi-Max to remove the finish from the face of the frame, drawers, and both sides of the closet doors. After they were sanded down, I primed and painted two coats of white paint on the frame and drawers, while Mr. M. cut and and added molding to the closet doors to bring in some architectural detail.
(Please don't mind the hot mess that is our spare bedroom.)
Aren't they going to look amazing?! Getting them to this state was no easy task. He had to shave about a quarter of an inch off of the width of the front of each door to allow room for the doors to open and close due to the increased depth the molding added to each door, before cutting and attaching the moldings using wood glue.
We're currently in the process of priming and painting the doors, and I just can't wait to see them once they are hung. The paint has already made such a huge difference in the brightness of the room. I'm also looking forward to styling the window area....although I'm a little stumped on what I'll put there.
I can't even tell you how hard it was to have 90% of my wardrobe displaced. At least now the drawers are back in place, so all of the items that live in them are back in their regular spots. But restoring the contents of the closets themselves is a work in progress. I have so many clothes that I never wear! Right now, the majority of my clothes are hanging in the cedar closet and I'm trying to be very selective in what I allow back in. Now that my closets are going to look good on the outside, I want them to look just as good inside, so I'm trying to pare down.
This is the most excited I've been about a project in a while! Hopefully it lives up to my expectations!