Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dressing Room Makeover

I am excited to reveal my sanctuary in our house.  Kevin and I converted our smallest bedroom into a walk-in closet/dressing room for me over the last couple months.  Kevin's cousin dubbed it "The Princess Closet" and the name just fit.  Before we could hang shelves or my clothes, we first had to tear down decades old wall paper and paint it a pewter gray.   I was inspired by this New York Shelf storage system I saw at Pottery Barn.
I fell in love with the corner shelving unit, but I didnt want to spend $200 per closet rack and I didn't have enough space in the bedroom we were converting.  Instead, I set out on a DIY mission to create a similarly beautiful dressing room.  My goal was to incorporate Pottery Barn's organizing system with my metallic dresser and Hayworth collection mirrored furniture.
My husband and I purchased closet shelves, brackets and a rack from Home Depot.  There was a huge selection - black, cherry and standard wood shelves; silver, brushed nickel, black and white metal racks.   I went with a wood to match my vintage tiger wood floors and brushed nickle to match the rest of the fixtures in my dressing room.  Both racks in my closet costs under $100.
Space the brackets 8 to 12 inches apart on the backside of the shelf.  My husband is wearing work gloves, but they are not necessary.  He just LOVES work gloves.  Mark the holes with a pencil and drill pilot holes.
Using the closet system hardware packet, screw the brackets onto your shelf.  Now it is time to wall mount the shelf.
Measure and level your shelf before adding anchors into the wall.  Mount with standard screws.

Ta da!  This project took about an hour, and it is the best present Kevin has gotten me.  I feel so spoiled to have a room dedicated to all my pretty clothes, jewelry, and makeup.  I will give you a tour of the finished product next time.

What do you think?  Do you have a walk in closet or a dressing room?  Is that something you want in a future home?

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