Awesome Master Closet – Phase III

Phase III, oh how I love thee. The master closet is finished! We are loving it! Phase three was a super fun phase. You can see the mock up in my previous post of where Phase III is in comparison to Phase II and Phase I. We built this section from scratch, which I love. We needed a space for long hanging stuff like dresses, robes and a Dracula cape. Yes, I have one. I don’t know what I’m saving it for. I also needed a place for shoes, a hamper and a bench for sitting on and putting on said shoes. I was afraid that the closet was going to start feeling cramped, so we kept the long hanging section small. I think it’s about 2 feet wide. The shoe cubbies are 12×12 (except the bottom one, which is taller, for boots) . We assembled it as one piece and once anchored to the wall, we started adding to it, like face frame pieces and crown molding etc.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

 

 

Now it was time to start planning the hamper/bench. We just worked with the space we had left and cut our pieces to fit that space. We knew it needed to be 12 inches deep to stay in line with with shoe cubbies and we didn’t want it to go past the plug that was to the left of it. Once the measurements were taken and the wood was cut, we started putting it together. It was really pretty simple.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Once all the pieces and parts were assembled, we did a test fit.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Pretty darn good for a house that is so not square. Then it was on to priming and painting.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Don’t you just love that metal mesh? It’s beautiful and it provides air flow for the dirty clothes.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

I don’t know why I didn’t get pictures while making the top. It was pretty simple. We cut a 1×2 to length (which would be permanently attached to the back), measured how big the top needed to be. Sanding, staining, poly then we attached the piano hinge and it was good to go. The top is about a 1/2 inch over on the front and side, so you can lift up the lid.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

Here’s a little reminder…

2015...In Reverse - Our Amazing Master Closet

And now…

Awesome Master Closet - Phase III

We absolutely LOVE it!! It doesn’t even look bad with all our stuff in it. I love going in there and I’m no longer stressed about how bad it looks. We’ve managed to get rid of a lot of stuff, so it didn’t have to come back into the closet.

Well, I sure would love to know what you think of it. Leave me a comment.

Until next time…

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Awesome Master Closet – Phase II

Phase II of our master closet re-do kind of started before Phase I did. My hubby works at the big orange box. You know what I’m talking about right? No, we don’t get a discount. Anyway, he happened to see this $250 pantry cabinet in the back that was marked $50. It looked like it had fallen off a truck. Nothing a little glue, a few nails and some clamps couldn’t fix.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

This was it after repairing but before it was painted and before we’d even started Phase I. I needed the storage desperately, so I went ahead and started using it.

We put this piece over in this bump-out. Let me give you a visual of the closet and where the three phases are going.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

You can see on the right was Phase I and in the lower left is Phase II. Phase III will be the upper left side.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

Here you can see the $50 cabinet after getting painted. It was really hard to paint, very grainy. Even with sanding and priming and sanding, I couldn’t seem to get rid of the raised grain. I decided I could live with it, and went ahead and painted it. We added bead board to the side.

My hubby loves cowboy boots. He has a few. Not a disgusting amount, and he always tries to sell some before getting new ones. In our old closet he used to line them up on the ugly wire shelf. They deserved better than that. So next to the $50 cabinet we added cubbies. We measured his tallest boots and made all the cubbies about an inch taller.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

We hadn’t quite finished trimming out the cubbies here, but couldn’t resist a test fit.

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

Awesome Master Closet - Phase II

So there you have it! Phase II is complete. This closet is getting more amazing by the day. I love it so much, I may just move in!!!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time…

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