Exciting news!! I’m collaborating with Leon’s Furniture on their new blog, Hello Yellow! As one of the bloggers recruited to create fresh and inspiring content, I’ll be chronicling a mini makeover of our master bedroom. This has been the kick in the pants I needed to finally finish our master bedroom and create a functional, peaceful space. I’ll be sharing all kinds of updates (new curtains, furniture, accessories and art!), but today I’m sharing one long overdue change:
That’s right: we finally purchased new closet doors – it only took about a year and a half! Check out my first post on Hello Yellow to relive the exhausting adventure of removing the broken mirrored doors, which mushroomed into repairing the floors and replacing the closet organizer.
The last time you saw it,
the closet has been given a colourful paint job (to appease orange-loving Hubby), and a new closet organizer was in place – but our clothes remained on display. I’m a fan of open shelving in the kitchen, but I grew weary of having a closet without doors.
But now, you won’t know that I hang my sweatshirts like a weirdo, or that I’ve been to a Coach Outlet store one too many times:
It was surprisingly easy to find modern sliding doors that we liked (we purchased ours from The Home Depot). I was immediately drawn to the white glass, which felt light and airy – perfect for a lakehouse.
(I think that I deserve a serious round of applause for backing away from the aqua in the bottom row):
While the aqua was certainly tempting, I like the white glass because it’s neutral and even though it reads as the softest, palest green, it works well in our house. If you look around the lakehouse, I’ve chosen many light reflecting surfaces, like the ceiling fan, the floating credenza and the wall unit. I wanted to carry a gleamy surface into the bedroom to help create more cohesion between the spaces. Plus, it’s my nod to living lakeside. I don’t do literal lakeside decor (paddles, buoys), but I pick finishes and colours that remind me of beach glass, polished stones, the water – even the choppy ice that forms in the winter.
We opted for frameless doors, for a more modern look. Our metal options were limited with the frameless style, and I couldn’t get the brushed nickel I wanted, so we opted for white metal. I think the white ended up looking better, anyway, because it blends in with the white trim and walls.
We’re so thrilled! We’ve had these picked out for awhile but kept
putting off the purchase because of the price tag (just over $800 –
having three doors instead of two added a bit to the price). I’m happy,
though, that we waited, kept saving, and upgraded from a “Builder’s
Basic” style – that’s a definite perk of small space living! Because we
only need one set of closet doors, we could pick something we really, really love.