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2nd bedroom = Dressing Room

So far in the second bedroom, I have the walls painted a beautiful gray and I have purchased an awesome curtain for the existing closet.

Today, I’m going to finish painting the window, door, and closet door trim white and start dreaming of storage for outside the closet. Since both existing closets are overflowing and I already have an extra clothes rack and two dressers at capacity, I think some open shelving or storage is necessary.

But first, inspiration pictures!

via Creatures of Comfort

I love the idea of the dressers in the middle of the room.

via  At Home with Kim Vallee I like how the white makes everything look crisp, clean and organized, don’t you?

dressing room by california closets

via Kim Vallee again – this closet is from IKEA. I used to work at IKEA and lust over these dream closets.

stylish dressing room with a neat dream closet by ikea

The wall on which I am planning to install the unit is  9ft, 7 inches wide and 8ft tall. I just need to see how many clothes I have for long hang, mid-hang and folded shelving and then I’ll be designing away. Look for my preliminary sketches soon!


Painting myself into a closet

Today I am starting work on our second bedroom.   Both of the bedrooms in this house are tiny at only 8 by 10 feet. With one closet, one door and one window each, it is not a lot of usable space.  My photography skills are not that great and I can’t seem to take a picture of the whole room so you will have to see bits and pieces.

Since we moved in 2 months ago, this room has been the official storage and box room, as well as the storage room for all of my clothes.  Hence the mess in the next picture.

Here is the closet right now. I’ve already emptied out my clothes in preparation for painting.

The main problem with the closet is not the size, but the size of the door. It is only 20 inches by 75 inches although it is actually about 4 feet wide inside. This means lots of storage, but not a lot of accessibility. Since we converted the porch into the office and do not have out of town guests very often, we will be able to use the second bedroom as a dressing room.

The first step in the makeover is the closet. It will be painted white (the same shade of Popped Corn as in the Living Room) so the clothes are as visible as possible.