We are only a few weeks away from finishing my closet, and I’m excited to note that my clothes have started to make their way back into their new home!
My shoes are still anticipating their emergence from their spot in the basement, but any day now I’ll be putting them back on display where they belong.
I thought I would do one last post about the process of putting this room together. My contractor/husband has been doing most of the work, so that may be why I consider this project so much fun! It’s fun to see all of the ideas and plans that we’ve made finally come to life!
The excitement factor is probably heightened by the fact that the room is for all of my pretty things. My jobs in the room consist of painting a few things, placing my bags in the right spot, and putting my shoes in order of colour.
The last time you saw this room the floor was laid, but that was about it! We mostly spent our time removing all of of the trim and carpet from the room, and laid the hardwood, painted the walls, and started with the casing around the window. You can catch up on what we did in my first post here.
Since then we have finally installed our closet system in the room, and it’s the perfect fit! Well, to be honest it wasn’t at first. We ended up adding one more row of shelves because the gap on the one side of the room was larger than we anticipated. My husband had to do alot of measuring and cutting, but NOW we have the perfect fit!
We decided to use the IKEA Pax Wardrobe system for one major reason – it’s ability to be customized
I wanted something with maximum storage that fit perfectly into our space, and my biggest ask was that it would have doors that would close. Previously we had a system in this room where all of my clothes were out in the open, and I knew that this time I wanted something much more streamlined.
Just wait until you see the pretty doors we chose and the hardware to go with it! There were so many options when it came to this system, and I have to admit that this part of the project ended up being more costly than I anticipated. It’s true that you can pick a wardrobe system from IKEA with less of a cost then having it done custom, but the nicer systems with better finishes end up coming with a bigger price tag.
We also knew when it came to the wardrobe that we wanted it to fit seamlessly in to the space. We were able to achieve this with the system we purchase but it needed an IKEA Pax wardrobe hack of sorts.
We have been so happy with the interior finishings from Metrie, and we decided to make sure this wardrobe system had an elevated look by using those finishings.
My husband used Metrie’s Pretty Simple Scene I 2 1/2″ MDF Chair Rail to start the crown molding. He bolted it to the top of the wardrobe. We did this because the height of the wardrobe paired with the crown molding we chose wouldn’t quite make it to the ceiling. Our solution was to add a layer of of the MDF Chair Rail prior to adding the crown molding to this part of the room.
The 3 1/16″ MDF Crown [MDF Crown] will be all around the room, and this wardrobe will not only match but have that extra little bit of height and boldness.
Our Pretty Simple Scene II 5 1/4″ Oak Baseboard surrounds the rest of the room, and looks almost too pretty to paint. I’m a terrible painter so I think I will leave that job to my husband anyway! I can’t wait to see it match the rest of the room!
I can’t wait to show you how the interior finishings in this room from Metrie tie this whole project together. We decided on a muted colour on the walls because we really felt like the finishings we chose for this room we are large part of the decor. I wanted the room to look like a pretty boutique, and to me that meant beautiful oversized baseboards and crown molding encasing the room.
What’s left for this pretty space? Right now my husband is working on installing some very gorgeous doors which I haven’t shown you yet because they deserve their own moment in our big reveal! When I think of a dream closet, I think of where the shoes are housed. My shoes will be found behind some gorgeous Metrie doors that are so pretty I may squeal a little every time I seem them.
The closet hardware is on it’s way, the island is being built while we I write this, and I’ve shown a sneak peak of our new Alexanian rug to go with our beautiful Alexanian hardwood floor on Instagram.
We have a pretty new chandelier that arrived this week and has been assembled, and I’ve got the perfect way to display my purses assembled and ready to be moved into the room this weekend.
Otherwise I’ll just be over here placing things on my new shelves, and pushing my husband to finish this project. Thank goodness my husband recognizes my strengths (styling) and forgives my weaknesses (anything to do with construction).
The next time I check in with you on this project I will be revealing the finished room!. A couple more weeks and you will see a very excited me giving you a tour of my finished closet. I think this calls for a new outfit!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own!