You’ve seen the nice closet online. You know the walk in closet that’s probably all white and has a chandelier or two in it. The clothes are all neatly organized and color coded. The hangers are all the same and there is probably some fresh flowers sitting somewhere on a closet shelf.
Well… after seeing so many designer closets like the one I described I wanted one of my own. But one problem., the cost was way beyond my budget! Oops..
Have you ever experienced that? Did you let it discourage you?
Let me tell you that although it takes time and work a DIY closet is far better than paying thousands to have one professionally built. After seeing how an IKEA pax closet system, when done right, can look like a designer closet I became convinced. You don’t have to buy from IKEA. You can buy what you need from any store that sells organizing items such as The Container Store, Home Depot, Walmart, Target and Lowes just to name a few.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your closet space is you can inexpensively create a nice, cozy area. Is your closet space small? Brighten it up with light colors. Do you have a lack of shelf space? Why not install floating shelves. Need some ideas of re creating your space? I would love to help…email me!
Length of my project: 3 months
(I demo’d the closet myself and my husband helped assemble the IKEA Pax system)
What else did I use?
– Amazon velvet hangers (TJ Maxx have them too!)
– Chandeliers from Home Depot
– Floor runner from Home Depot
– Gray bins from The Container Store
– 8 section drawer for Ties from The Container Store
So I wanted to share my DIY venture in creating and (basically) building two antique barn doors. In my last post I stated that my husband and I bought an older home (built in the 50’s) and although it was renovated/updated by this house flipping company it still needed our personal touch!
Originally there were outdoor patio sliding doors that separated the living room from another room/den (which I eventually turned into a man cave 🙂 ). The sliding doors looked so outdoor’ish! I hated it. So on my little Pinterest quest I saw these amazing Vintage Barn doors and I wanted them badly. I searched online, for like 2 weeks, to find out where I can purchase these doors! Well needless to say I finally got ahold of the Company who posted the picture. It was the hardware company who sold barn door tracks. They told me that the vintage barn doors were actually old Church doors that the owners had found laying on the side of the road!!
Say what?! No way!
What do I do? Spend the next couple of weeks driving around hoping to come across the same. Well., I was not successful. Then one day (four months later) after staring disappointedly at the picture of the barn doors on Pinterest a thought came into my head. “I bet I can re create a similar look!”
And… I did all by myself.
– Two “82 x 46” birch slab doors from Home Depot
– Trim moulding
– Two 8′ stainless steel barn door track from Amazon
– Two stainless steel sliding door handles
– White chalk paint from Lowes
– Amy Howard “Luxe Grey” paint
– Amy Howard cracked patina
– Amy Howard Antiquing wax
Man cave side
– Minwax wood stain in gray from Lowes
Interested to find out more about this DIY project? Feel free to email me.
The Pinterest post
Man cave side