First thing is first before I get into all of the details about our master closet I’m going to do a copy and paste from my previous post about our Master Bedroom Reveal so you know where everything began: As far as the design goes it all started with the passing of my other Grandma: Eleonora. You’ve seen her mentioned a couple of times here along the way in my Before & After of Eleonora’s Rocker and Eleonora’s buffet/our entertainment center. You’ve also probably heard me mention my awesome white leather tufted hassock. It was in Eleonora’s attic for my whole life as far as I can remember and I absolutely fell in love with it when they said each of us grand kids could pick a couple of things to keep. It also scared me a little bit, everybody here probably knows by now that I am not a panty-hose-wearing, dress-loving or pearl-wearing kind of gal. However, that did not stop me from entirely falling in love and from there, everything else fell for it too.
This was such a creepy spot! Forty years ago this second floor was virtually abandoned when my grandparents’ two girls grew up and moved out. Check out the before pictures of the day we started and of halfway through gutting it I was never more dirty then I was that day!
This was the smaller of the two bedrooms on the second floor (smaller because the staircase takes space from this room and not the other) it was once my mother’s room after her parents built a bedroom downstairs for them when she was a teenager. My aunt had the room across the hall that became our Master Bedroom. I struggled and struggled and struggled with the design of this room(s). It first was just a bathroom and then that seemed like a lot of space when we really needed another closet. Then, it was a bathroom with a closet in it and I didn’t like that at all. What I really wanted was a closet with the vanity in it and then all the rest of the bathroom in the next room. I never managed to get it done. So, it is a “walk-through” closet!
Doing a hanging barn door here really made the room(s) for me, I figured we would hardly use a door so we needed something that would get the heck out of the way. And, I was right, we rarely use it but, when we do, it’s nice that we can still get to our clothes without having to come into the bathroom when the other person wants some privacy. I am happy with how it worked out. (Wondering about our barn door? Check out that post here.)
I did just a basic rod across the whole wall and it almost entirely houses all of my clothes! I’m even hanging up most of my jeans 🙂 From there is one of my favorite things in the whole world, my Grandma Eleonora’s white leather tufted hassock that started the entire design of our Master Suite! I sit on it every day and I think of her often. From there – isn’t my ladder cool? I was a little apprehensive about the whole ladder idea but, I saw it on Pinterest (just like I’m sure you have too) and I have never EVER had a decent place to keep my very-infrequently-used-high-heals, scarfs and wraps and I had the perfect ancient ladder of my Grandpa’s that would have been thrown away otherwise. So, an old ladder gets retired to my closet as a ladder shoe rack! Ya know what? It actually works.
Someday I hope to be able to replace all of my hangers with nice wood hangers etc. And, surely at thirty years old, I should be able to part with my one last teddy bear from my child hood… probably not – Mr. Minky probably will be with me for another thirty years…
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