Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Master Bedroom Closet

Last week I promised to share the Master Bedroom Closet with you -


Do you remember these pictures?


The master bedroom closet before we bought the house - the closet facing the camera turned out to be MM's and the one on the left was mine.  Why?  Well, the one facing us had two "poles" and the other one only had one - MM thought it would be better to have the one with two since he could hang his shirts on one pole and his pants on the other - and since I had dresses I needed the single pole closet.  Makes sense.



So this turned out to be "my" closet.  Remember, this picture was taken the day before the remodeling project began - If you would like to see the after pictures of the bathroom remodel, please click here .

When we first started talking about the remodeling project the Mountain Man and I sat down and made a list of things that we wanted in the new closet and things that we did NOT want.  Here is that list.

Things we wanted:
1. A walk-in closet
2. Separate areas for MM's stuff and mine
3. Shelving that is separate from the rod/shelf that the clothes hang on
4. Baskets - maybe wire pull outs
5. The door to the closet should be in the bathroom, not the bedroom

Things we did NOT want:
1. Mirrored doors (I'm telling you, with these doors along with the wall of mirror over the vanity, I saw parts of my body that no one over the age of, say 20, should ever see!  LOL)
2. Sliding doors

By the time the construction began we had agreed on having a walk-in closet, the size of the closet, and where the closet was going to be located.  We actually were able to make the closet a little bigger by making some changes in the laundry room - I'll show you that in a future post.


This was the first day of demolition.  The light aqua blue area on the floor above is where the old closets had been located.  You can really see how they were angled.


By day four we were starting to put the walls back up and the decisions were made on the laundry room - so the closet could be bigger.


Four weeks into the project we finally had drywall.  If you look on the floor and and ceiling you can see where the angles were and you might get a little perspective of the location of the closet.  One of the important things here is - NO ANGLED WALLS!!!!

It took about three weeks after we moved back into the house for the Mountain Man and I to finish up the closet, but I am so happy with the ways things turned out.  We have everything that was on our wish list except one thing.

This is the view as you look into the closet from the bathroom.  Yes, the closet opens into the master bathroom by a bi-fold door. (No mirrors and no sliding doors)

Right in front of you are the shelves that I use.  To the left is the MM's single rod/shelf and on the right is my double rod/shelf.  Now, why did we switch since MM had the double in the old closets?  Well, he decided that since he is so tall (6'4") that his shirts usually drag on the rod/shelf if he hangs them on the top or drags on the floor if he hangs them on the bottom - so, he decided that he would only use a single rod/shelf on his side.  I decided that since my shirts and pants/Capri's/shorts were shorter (and to give me more room) I would have a double rod.  So how about my dresses - well, we worked that out too!

Now, as you can tell, this is MM's side of the closet.  While I try to keep his clothes in an organized manner - sometimes you just have to let things go - if he can live with it I guess I can too.  He does have all his short sleeved shirts together and then his dress shirts are down at the far end of the closet - since he only wears those for church.  Also, if you look under his clothes you will see that we have extended the wall unit - so, if we want to add another rod/shelf all we have to do is buy the shelf/rod and brackets.  Not a big deal, and not very expensive!

In the corner closest to the door MM has his shelves.  Here he keeps his T-Shirts that he doesn't wear very often (usually those with writing on them - he is not crazy about those kind of shirts) and the baskets and boxes for all his miscellaneous stuff.  BTW, don't let a guy tell you they don't have "stuff" - they do, and a lot of it!
You can sure tell these photos were not staged - yep, those are MM "sleeping shorts" folded up on top of his basket.  Hey, at least they are folded and not just thrown in there!


Now, we can move over to MY side of the closet.
First of all - the bottom rod is divided by type of pant - slacks, jeans, Capri's, shorts, and then by color.  The slacks are at the far end of the closet since they are my church/work clothes - while my shorts and Capri's are closest to the door - easier to get too. 
(Oh, my shoes are also arranged by type and color.  Sorry, I guess it is my OCD coming through!)


My shirts are divided the same way - I guess they really go from the center out.  If you are looking at the center of my side of the closet - to the left are my church/work blouses arranged by sleeve length and color - to the right are my everyday shirts, also arranged by sleeve length and color.  At the far end we left about a two foot section where the bottom rod/shelf does not extend.  This is where I can hang my dresses and suits. (Yes, they are by dress length and color - sorry!  I'm just funny that way.)



On my shelves - I have baskets, my jewelry box, and my camera bag along with the change "crock".  The baskets hide all those little things like scarves, belts, and hose.



On one of the shelves, in front of a basket, I have this little trinket box.  It was given to me by my Secret Sister at church, and it is just a little reminder to me everyday.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of the master bedroom closet.  We are so happy that we were able to get everything in this closet except one thing - we don't have the pull-out wire baskets - but I think what we have is working very well for us, and we can always add them where we have the shelving if we need to add them.

I would love to know what you think of the transformation, so don't be bashful - leave a comment!

Hugs!
Carol


I'm linking up to:

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/03/ikea-expedit-closet-makeover-welcome-to.html
http://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/03/whats-in-gunny-sack-28-bloggy-birthday.html

19 comments:

  1. Ah....someone like me! I sort my clothes by color too. Oddly enough, the way our house was built, my closet connects my bathroom to a spare room I watch tv in. Guests use it as a walkway. Yes, I have to keep the clset clean! You know how people are nosey, so everyone stops to comment on my color coordinated clothes like it's the strangest thing. Tee hee.

    I'm glad to know it's not just me who did that.

    It looks like you did a reno of your entire house...bet you are glad to have it all done now! Thank you for sharing your home at my party each week!

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    1. Thanks Shannon- yep, I guess I'm just too OCD not to have things in color order - plus it makes getting ready so much easier.
      And yes, we did do a total house remodel - in fact, we gutted the whole interior! Guess I should do a post that explains all that - maybe that is one for next week!
      Thanks for hosting each week!

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  2. Ahhhh. A tidy well organized closet is just so zen looking. :D Yours is amazing. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
    pam

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    1. Thanks Pam - we do like the new closet - sooooo much better than what we had before!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  3. I love it when my closet is organized! I don't have a big closet so I am so jealous of yours:) I am hopping on the Katherines Corner Blog Hop.

    My Turn (for us)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/

    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit.

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    1. thanks Evelyn - I'll be sure to "hop" over and visit with you. Hope you'll come back often!
      Hugs!

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  4. I love those wicker baskets - we have the same ones and they just add a nice little touch to wherever you put them.

    Stopping by from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday.

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  5. It really looks nice and so functional! You will be so glad you did this and so organized now! ♥

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  6. thanks you Yona and Lavender Dreamer - so glad you stopped by - hope you'll come back soon!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  7. Oh wow, nice job! I know you are loving it :). Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the sweet comment!

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    1. Thanks Megan! Thanks for coming by!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  8. Wow! That is one awesome closet, Carol! It's got to be fabulous having all of that room ---- without those body revealing mirrored doors (which we have in our master bedroom!). lol! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  9. Thanks so much Laurie - it is worth all the headaches just to get rid of 'THOSE' mirrors - LOL! Hope you come back and visit often.
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  10. Love it!! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway at Katherines Corner today :-)

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    1. thanks Katherine - I'll be sure to come over and check it out!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  11. Carol, Thank you so much for making my first linky party a success. Your closets are amazing! Hope you can stop by again this Friday with your inspiring ideas...

    Love, Jody

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    1. thanks Jody - I'm glad you like our closet - I will be sure to "hop" over this week and join up with your party!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  12. Wow Carol! Amazing! What a huge undertaking and it turned out so well! Congrats on a job well done! Looks fabulous!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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