I have to show you what our master bedroom closet looks like right now, because it totally makes me smile:
It’s a sneaky place to add colour, and I’m loving it. Originally I was going to leave the bedroom closet completely untouched until we saved up a little cash for new doors and a new closet organizer, but when we took possession of the lakehouse I noticed the mirrored sliding door was cracked – something I’m not sure was cracked during home inspection.
We removed the doors right away because I was paranoid about the crack expanding, shattering and showering me with shards of glass while I slept. Unrealistic? Likely. But enough for me to break out the tools and banish the doors. But then I was left looking at this:
We figured we might as well go ahead and replace the closet organizer and paint, even if we haven’t even begun to look at new doors yet. But it wasn’t as simple as that, because when we removed the shelving system our worst fears were confirmed: the hardwood flooring had been installed around them. This was already pretty evident, but a small part of me hoped I was just looking at it wrong. I think I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it, because it took more work to do the fitment fussing than it would have to just remove the closet organizer (which was half hanging out of the wall anyway), install the floors properly and hang the shelves back up.
Luckily, the previous owner left a box of unused hardwood flooring in the garage, so Handy Hubby pried out the offending boards and installed new pieces – see this post for his tutorial on that.
For all his efforts, the closet colour choice was his: Fiesta Orange, by Glidden.
I rolled on three coats of CIL paint and primer in one and, because the
trim has all been painted out white to match the walls, I thought it
would be fun to paint the closet trim orange to match the walls as well,
instead of having a skinny white border running above the floor.
I’d like to hang my vintage Hungarian posters in the bedroom, and I think the orange Hubby picked is an exact match to one. Fun! Now I’m shopping for a closet organizer. And then new closet doors. Oh, and a light fixture for inside the closet because blech:
Szuka is team-orange too, seeing as her favorite toy is the same hue.