Monday, July 22, 2013

When you're "DIY"ing your own home...

sometimes small projects end up being BIG projects.

That's what we're dealing with right now.  Again.

My plan was simple:  move a closet 5 feet back.  I wanted to create a walk-in closet using the existing closet that was already built.  This is what the floor plan looked like before our project:

The master bedroom was originally set up as a studio apartment so it served as a living area/bedroom.  When we moved into the house I didn't like the fact that in order to get to my bed, I'd have to go around this huge wall/closet thing.  My other concern was that I didn't want the kids to have walk so far to get to me if they were to wake up in the middle of the night.

Because the closet was built separately into the room, I had figured it wouldn't be so much of a hassle to just move it back a couple feet and create a walk-in closet area in the back and move the bed in front of the closet wall.  This was my plan:

 This whole moving the closet project took us about 2 1/2 weeks.  It's still not completely finished yet either but we've made progress, so hopefully we can get it finished and move all our things in by the end of this week.  Here's what the room looks like as of this morning:

The infamous closet.

 Our Air Conditioning unit will be moved to that pink boarded up hole in the wall.

This part of the closet is still not finished.  We need to extend it to the wall.

This will be the "bedroom" area - where the bed, tv, etc. will go.

 I've already moved my clothes into the closet because I'm impatient.
I've even moved my cabinet in to use as a sort of vanity.

So much more space than before.  And my bags will go on the shelf up top for now.

 Oh, and the cabinet is filled with my shoes - which need to be organized later.

So, that's just ONE of the projects I've been doing lately.  Kind of the biggest project so far, I mean, at least for now.  I've got a couple other little projects that I'll be posting about soon (hint: DIY shorts) so stay tuned!

And if you've got any home improvement tips, I'd love to hear them!  I enjoy getting feedback and inspiration from you guys!!


  1. That's awesome, I'm impressed that you've taken on such a big project. Good luck!!!

  2. WOW That is an awesome transformation so far! I cant wait to see the finished product!

  3. Just keep your eyes on the prize girl! I'm sure it will look amazing. I am definitely looking forward to see how everything looks like at the end. I hope you're well! xx :)

  4. its coming along nicely...i can sleep in the closet when and if i ever come visit you...haha.

    i cant wait to see the end result! love you twin! miss you so much!


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