As we moved into a new house a couple months ago, I immediately – and quite naturally – started planning and designing (in my mind) a reno. Well, a minor reno, really. A refreshment rather. Mostly meaning that I was going to paint every room (in a different color – and don’t you go rolling your eyes! – deep inside don’t we all want it!) and add curtains.
The trick here is that the house does not NEED any reno whatsoever. It is perfectly lovely AS-IS. And this complicates everything… I mean, why would you bother re-painting the house, spending a ton of money (which is tight, of course) and many weekends when the house is as lovely as ours?! Well, the answer is not always obvious. I just know I want to!
So, after getting on my Love’s nerves for significantly long (wanna place a bet on HOW LONG it actually took 😉 ), he gave in. He gave up our master closet and our laundry to my home-improvement experiments! I was as happy as could be! And immediately stenciled the closet with Damask stencils in Martha Stewart dark silver Precious Metals paint. I loved how it turned out!
Now we are struggling with a more valuable matter – the closet system itself.
Because this is our first ever attempt at any DIY home-improvement project, we want to do it ALL with our own hands – Love’s hands, to be precise. The closet should not only be practical, but it should look perfect – no other combination accepted. Oh, and a third point to consider here is the budget. A limited budget. So, our search began!
It turned out there are dozens of choices for closet systems! Adjustable, ready-made, modular, you-name-it! Many of them would make a good match to our stenciled interior. However, most of them are out of our range.
So, the struggle to choose The Perfect Closet continues 🙂
These are the shelves we favored among a ton of others (found at Lowes):
And this is my personal favorite – though I don’t like the multi-leveled hanging rods, I LOVE the corner shelves !! – sold by Home Depot:
I would love to hear your stories of master closet improvements! Share them in the comments – I would much appreciate sharing the experience!