With the exception of babysitting in the morning, the majority of my Tuesday was spent assembling and building furniture for my most recent project. The process of transforming my brother’s old bedroom into a walk-in closet came to a halt due to the craziness of the holidays, but I was able to set up the bulk of it yesterday.
I tackled assembling a chaise lounge by myself and surprisingly, it came together in about ten minutes (I missed one step and had to start over—not too bad, though!).
Luckily, I had my dad’s help with putting together the closet system. Jen loves DIY projects, so she was also willing to lend a hand. Jen dictated the directions while I did the math conversions and my dad did the hammering.
Once the shelving unit was attached to the wall, I immediately began adding details to the room. I started transferring some of my clothing from my room to my closet, but I ran out of wooden hangers. For Christmas, Jen bought me two canvas paintings as well as a vanity table. It’s amazing how decorative pieces can really complete a room.
Though I still have a few finishing touches to work on, it’s already beginning to look and feel like the ultimate dressing room. I love that I now have a place for my makeup, and cute bowls where I can store my jewelry and watches.
Home remodeling projects can be a bit daunting, but my project came together pretty quickly once I made some executive decisions. I chose a light gray paint color to keep it neutral and to brighten up the room. Because the walls had murals painted on them, I had to paint several coats of primer and two coats of a semi-gloss paint on top. I also painted the ceiling, which added time to the process. It was fairly simple, but taping the edges and around the molding was labor-intensive.
The shelving system was installed within two hours and wasn’t difficult to assemble, once we had the correct measurements marked on the wall.
For a simple upgrade with the vanity table, I replaced the knobs with two different ones that I had picked up from Anthropologie.
I love that it isn’t matchy-matchy—one is a snail and the other is a circular knob with a painted blue pattern.
My parents just bought me more hangers so now it’s time to fill up these racks!
UPDATE: See the finished product here!