Extreme Bedroom Makeover

It’s not as hard as you think it is to totally rejuvenate a run down space. Half of the battle is getting over the fear of just getting started. With every project you complete, you get better and better at DIY-ing. I recently renovated a bedroom, and converted an adjoining room into a walk-in closet in my 160 year old fixer upper. Most of  the work was cosmetic (priming and painting the walls, sanding and staining the floor), but I also tore out the back of the small closet in the bedroom in order to connect the two rooms.

As for the walk-in closet, all the big box stores sell wire shelving and brackets. There’s a rule of thumb for the height of closet rods: 40 inches high for the bottom row and 80 inches high for the top row. It requires a little bit of know-how to install the brackets and shelving yourself, or maybe it just requires common sense. Whatever it requires, I found out the hard way. My one gem of advice is to make sure you screw those brackets into the wall studs. Indoor avalanches= no bueno + wall patching.

Anyway, I’m pretty happy with the overall result of this renovation.

Check it out:

Bedroom Renovation Before 1Bedroom Renovation Before 2

The back wall of the small bedroom closet is torn out to create the entrance to the new walk-in closet.
The back wall of the small bedroom closet is torn out to create the entrance to the new walk-in closet.
Bedroom walls primed and painted.
Bedroom walls primed and painted.
Floors sanded before the final stain.
Floors sanded before the final stain.
Furnishings by Ikea
Furnishings by Ikea

Walk-in ClosetFilling the Walk-inDIY Walk-in Closet

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