Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Closet Makeover

When we moved into our house a couple months ago the master bedroom closets had some cheapy racks in them.  Within the first month one of mine broke and when Eric's shirt rack came crashing down one afternoon we decided to make some changes.  I now understand why moving took us so long....
 And this was just half the clothes!  It really is amazing what accumulates when you start piling it out of closets and drawers.
Here is Eric's closet "before":
I really wish we had a picture from the rack of clothes that fell...that would have made it really dramatic. :)  Also by building our own shelves we were able to utilize the space much  more effectively.
 My ghastly closet before:
*Happy Sigh* Aren't the cubbyholes cute?!?!
This was ALL made possible due to my dear father-in-law.  He spent many hours cutting boards, measuring, cutting, measuring, measuring... ;)  We have been extremely blessed to have our parents spend the month of July with us, I think we'll adopt them.  We are currently getting the old shelving installed in our outdoor shed and I believe as I type this he is organizing our shed!!  I just woke up from a much needed "first trimester" nap while my mother-in-law watched the kids play in the pool.  We also had smoothies made for us for lunch!  Yes, adoption is a must. ;) 
Yes, that is my hubs with his dad and his dad is sporting his NRA hat while using his nail gun! lol

One LAST thing...I have not been good about doing the before/after of our crazy last few months of renovation, but think I will throw in a picture of our bedroom.  This picture is before we moved in:
Changes made: the dark, oak trim was taken off and replaced with white and the windows were re-cased.  Crown moulding.  Painted...twice (paint can be SO hard, it can look ok on the swatch and then horrible on the wall), new bedding and lamps from my beloved TJ Maxx. 
Still more work to be done, but definitely a breath fresher to us and  more our style!


  1. Everything looks great!

    Umm..."first trimester nap"? Is that an announcement??? If so, congratulations!

  2. Thanks Tammy! Yes, we are expecting with a due date of Feb. 13th which is E's birthday! We will see if the girl trend continues... ;)

  3. Congratulations! I'm sure you're all so excited! Do the girls know?