Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Daughter's Walk in Closet

My darling daughter is growing up quickly! She's in eighth grade now and is really turning into a spectacular young lady. She is at a point that having space to experiment with hair and makeup is necessary, otherwise she is in my space!!

One thing about my house that I liked was her bedroom has a mini walk in closet with the cutest little window!  Seriously it's so cute but upon move in it was builder grade white paint and metal racks, plain, and not inspiring.

I wanted to re-imagine her space to give her the shelf space she already had plus a little extra, ample space to hang her clothes, floor space for her to maneuver around and to store stuff, and room for her desk (because her new bedroom was too tight to accomodate it) and a mirror. Keep in mind my goal is always to do a project on the cheap, so budget is always considered, This one was $200-250 max.

First step was pulling out the metal racks and patching the walls, easy enough! Second was narrowing down paint choices from like 30 colors to 1, Brooke and I did a process of elimination until she got down between a light coral and a light aqua, she picked coral and I picked aqua, figures! but either was a great choice. It's her closet so we went with her light coral, Sherwin Williams Snow Pa. I painted both the walls and trim/door (SW Ibis White).

Next we found shelves at Lowe's in an espresso brown and she chose dark brackets for the shelf walls, and chrome for the wall where her clothing would hang. Shelves were hung, then I begged Lowes to cut the clothing rods (they did for free, yay!) and I secured these in place. Also changing her light fixture was a must, a boutique closet must have a chandy right?

We had to purge and donate quite a bit, but she let go of things in order to have her little boutique closet. We hung the mirror I had bought from Home Goods years earlier, and put her desk back in after I steam cleaned her carpet. We organized her shelves and re-hung her clothing.

Last order of business was adding some extra storage on the walls. I used her door as a vertical hanging surface for her jewelry, headbands, and all of her wallets and change purses. I bought the cutest acrylic shelves from Amazon to hold nail polish and other make up. Then 2 shelves from Ikea (spray painted black) to hold body sprays and perfume.

I think we spent around $200 initially on this mini makeover. As we have used the little closet for a few months its become clear that she needed an electrical outlet in her closet, I had one installed by my electrician for $110.

Her cute little window still need to be covered I picked one out that will be cut to size and in the perfect shade of white from Select Blinds for $72, and I will install myself. Once the blind is purchased and installed this project will be complete.

These changes have added so much personality to her room and closet and transformed this into a little room that she loves to spend time in now.

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