THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Closet Befores....a little late, cuz I forgot I had all these pictures!


In the beginning,  there was this mess.
This is the old kitchen.  It was a long room which extended right back through all the clutter, to the little window that used to sit over the sink.
 #1 door was the old master bedroom.....# 2 door (no pun intended) was the main bathroom....and #3 is where the wall was built to divide the new bathroom from the new master bedroom.

This is looking into the new master bedroom.
I used to spend hours washing dishes, gazing out that window.
Can't say I miss the view.  Man invented dishwashers for a reason!

I used to keep my spices in that cupboard. 



A wall was built to separate the new master bedroom from the new bathroom.  You can see that project here!


If you refer back to the first picture, this was behind door #1.
Where the bed was crammed.
and where we would cram all our clothing.



Let the building begin!
 And with the magic of  time lapse photography...here it is!



this pic and the one above is Mr. FT's side of the room.

This picture, and the two pics below,  is my side....ahem!



I built a freestanding cabinet with drawers.  This will sit on my side of the closet.  AHEM  sorry I needed to clear my throat again.

Originally I was going to build a vanity where the chair is but plans changed and I added a dresser and cube storage to that area.  I refurbished an old piece of furniture from my Grandma, and now use that as a vanity.  You can see that project here!
 Plus there is no more her side, his side.  Once I put the dresser and cube storage in, it all became a jumbled mess of his and hers.  Plus I had to share a bit of his closet space.  What can I say, I'm a girl!



 I got the jewellry drawer liner from the local building store's clearance section for five bucks.
  I heard this saying, "If you build it, it will come."  I am pretty sure it was an omen, so I had to buy it!
It is still empty to this day.


I found an awesome girly light full of glamour and glitz, but mostly the price was right.
20 bucks!!
Ceiling got a new coat of white paint.   Don't be a  popcorn hater!  It's only a closet.

Drywall was added to the laundry area.
And this was all before the previous tiling post which you can read about, here!

14 comments:

  1. Clearly you need a drink of water. :) I see nothing wrong with Mr. FT's side and your side. Looks perfect if you ask me. I do love a blingy chandelier in the closet. Too much fun! The Mister keep threatening me with a revamp of our closet...but I tell him, then where will my giant pile of clothes that I no longer wear and just stack in that corner, go? Yeah....I thought so.

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  2. Wow!!! I can't believe the transformation you all are making here, it's going to be amazing. I love the closet and the chandelier, especially that price! I think you need to go shopping to help fill that jewelry drawer up. :)

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  3. I'm still trying to find the "mess" you reference in picture #1! We went through a flood and had to rebuild, so if I can go through the rest of my life without ever touching drywall again, I'll be happy. I was never a DIY type person to begin with, but that was enough for one lifetime. So I write and write and write to make enough money to pay someone else to do the hard work. (And to buy flood insurance in case Mother Nature gets any crazy ideas.)

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  4. Wow! This is a great closet! I love, love the lamp. About the jewellery drawer, have you tried storing your drill there? Clearly it's like a jewel for you!

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  5. Dang, I was about to go on a popcorn ceiling tirade and you told me not to... Truth: I didn't notice the popcorn, I was too busy ogling your medallion and light fixture. Nice!

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  6. Look at you go, go, go! You are really making progress on that room. I love that you are building a custom closet. We got lazy with our girls and ended up buying a closet kit from the hardware store when they jacked the prices really low. I do love them, but some days I wish we would have just taken the time to build it the way we wanted like you are now doing.

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  7. Wow... I can't believe how much you guys are getting done. It's amazing! Now I've got serious closet envy. I am closet deprived here in this old house. They're so small and quirky. We have gotten used to it, but now you've got me thinking that I need to expand my closet horizons. Love, love, love that you put such a fabulous light in there. How cool is that?

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  8. I love the light and that you have to use mr FT closet :) I'm tired thinking about how much work you've been doing n there. I actually don't mind popcorn ceiling.

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  9. A chandelier in a closet would be a dream come true for me - actually a closet big enough need a light would be a dream come true for me -
    What a gorgeous light Karen - and an incredible price!
    You put me to shame with your reno's..................I'm feeling completely inadequate right about now !
    Happy weekend
    XOX

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  10. Wow, you two are making amazing changes in that house. That light fixture looks fabulous, as does the medallion. As for the popcorn, I take mine buttered, please and thank you. Your are bringing a cozy elegance to every aspect of the remodeling that you are doing both in the dormer and the master suite. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  11. Wow! Do you ever sleep???? I love that light and I'm envious of your closet. I had huge plans for building out mine and then gave in and got wire shelving just to hurry things along and get moved in. I'm sure yours will inspire me to makeover that mess!

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  12. I love the light fixture!! You'll be glam queen in that closet. :P

    -andi

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  13. Wow, what a closet! You've come a looong way! I love how you divided the space, it's great to have your own space. That light is gorgeous, really nice price!
    Thanks for the link on the three way switch, I forwarded it to my husband, he thought it was pretty easy, so I'm crossing my fingers for those connections to be done soon ;)

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  14. So fun to see your progress. Love the light!
    Deb

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Cheers to great words!