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Monday, July 14, 2014

It's your lucky day - master closet reveal

It has been months in the making, but it is worth it now that the project is done. Kev did some beautiful work customizing a new walk-in closet for us, and I couldn't be happier.

Since February, my clothes and shoes have been packed up and scattered throughout the house in the bins you see pictured above. And those bins aren't actually all of the storage... the shoes were in three other containers. Plus I had maternity clothes in the hall coat closet. I have a lot of clothes! I wear them though, so I'm not apologizing. Kev's clothes were downstairs in the guest room closet, which I know was reaaaaally convenient for him.


Kev has been super-busy with his regular job (i.e. working seven days a week) so he hasn't had free time to knock this remodel out once and for all. Somehow, despite all the time he spent away, he finished it over the weekend. I went to bed at 11pm with the boy while Kev was cutting and laying the flooring. About two hours later I woke up to nurse Linc, and Kev was just getting into bed. He had completed that gorgeous little space!

If I hadn't been so tired I would've done a little celebration. When we got up for church in the morning I was so thrilled to see the closet in daylight. It's so pretty!! It's so shiny and bright!! I managed to wait until after church to unpack all my clothes, though. It was hard to focus when I knew that I would soon be able to spend time organizing... which has seriously become one of my favorite things lately. I feel so much more at ease when our house is functional. I don't need all the toys and books and movies put away at all times so it looks spotless, but I do want to have each room serving a purpose and not just filled with junk.

Now that all those storage bins are empty, my guest room is being reclaimed! The nursery is no longer a landing strip for my shoes! I cleared off my dresser (it had piles of clothes on it) and arranged my neglected jewelry! Organizing all that stuff was the best two hours I've spent in a long time. I think it was worth not taking a nap while Linc napped. It was also worth letting Aspen eat a bag of gummy bears and a handful of marshmallows.

As is the norm in our house, a lot of the supplies were free. That makes it so much easier to handle the timeline these projects usually follow. You can't beat free materials and free labor (thanks Kev!). All that's left is for Kev to install baseboard, and I get to shop small rugs for the space. I don't think we currently have anything that will work, but I'm going to rummage through the storage room to make sure. Now that this project is (basically) compete, we can move on to finally finishing the nursery. Linc is only a month old, so he would have stayed in our room this long anyway. Aspen went about five weeks sleeping in the bouncy chair in our room, and she was a much more noisy sleeper than Linc. But still... it'll be nice to have him napping in his own room soon instead of in mine, and the view from the nursing chair in there will be so much more enjoyable when everything is in its place.

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE it!!!! So glad it's finally done for you, it looks awesome! Good job Kev!


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