what the closet looked like BEFORE. Go ahead, say it with me, "Oh, yuck."
DEMOLITION with a super duper 2 year old helper!
Prying off one of those side closet 2 x 4's, gave me quite a surprise!!! I found a section of exposed plaster and lath (throughout our whole house unfortunately), AND it was not flush with the rest of the wall. Oh, yeah. That's definitely a home from the 1930's.
We had an extra sheet of drywall in the basement, so I cut a piece to fit the lath area. The next step was to then use JOINT COMPOUND everywhere, on every crack, and surface. I used half a GALLON, at least. Literally. Then, after it dried, it was time for:
That Saturday morning I started to paint, I learned of a free quart of Clark+Kensington paint available at my local ACE Hardware. Cool! Such perfect timing! I threw Nathan in the car in his pajamas, me without makeup (a first!), and headed to ACE and got some free TURQUOISE paint. I got white at first, and then went back to the store later on to have them tint it to a more FUN closet color, "Grace Harbor." The primer+paint combo definitely seemed on the thin side to me, but it turned out to be just enough for my little closet. Next up:
WARDROBE MOUNTING SYSTEM:
|What our closet looks like now (above), and what I still need to fix & finish on it, now that I'm doing better (below):|
Let's take a look at that before (embarrassing), and after (relieving) again, shall we?
Um, yes. Better, right? I thought you'd think so too. Now to get to those few small little things and I'll be sure to give you an update when I'm finally done. The closet was a huge step (and relief) for us to complete. Now for this spring, I've been working on a very exciting project for our bedroom: a new quilt and bedding solution! Here's a sneak peek: