Home Tour: Master Closet Reveal!!

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.

before and after a renovation of a one hundred year old northern Minnesota farm house floor plan
Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet!

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!

Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet!

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!

Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet!
Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in 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.)

Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet! Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet! Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet!

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.

Before and after reveal of our master bedroom walk in closet!

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…

Thanks guys for stopping in! Check the next post The Master Bathroom Reveal!

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  1. July 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    It looks great, isn’t it nice to have a “dressing room” of sorts!? I had one at my last house. I love that hassock too.


    • July 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Yes that hassock is my absolute fav, I sit on it every day and pretend I’m a fancy lady 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

  2. July 6, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Your closet looks terrific, Tarah–love that you extended the bedroom paint color into it. After seeing yours, I feel like mine needs a makeover, like, now! Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm 🙂

  3. September 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Tarah it looks really great. And it is so big you can even hang out in there. Love your grandma’s hassock, and I can see why you did the bedroom old Hollywood style now. That is one gorgeous piece.

  4. September 20, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Love the barn door. Good job. Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon!

  5. September 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Nice job! Thanks for sharing at Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party

  6. October 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Such a stunning closet! I’d loooove to be able to have a space like this. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

    • October 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks Angie!! I am a very lucky girl 🙂

  7. Jann Olson
    October 5, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Oh, I bet you are just loving it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • October 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Very much so! Its so great to have so much room to hang everything! Thank you!

  8. October 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Great space!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  9. October 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    That hassock is so gorgeous! I can see how it would inspire such a transformation. The dark colors really make it stand out, too. You really did your great-grandmother justice with this design. Also, I’m a bit jealous of that much closet space. 😀 Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • October 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much! It is definitely my dream closet! 🙂

  10. October 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Tarah, I would love to have a closet this size. You guys are awesome and have really accomplished a huge task! Kudos to you and Joe xo

  11. October 11, 2016 at 12:08 am

    You did such a wonderful job with your master closet, and you sure did have your work cut out for you. I know your grandmother is so happy for you. And it’s so sweet that you have her hassock to remind you of your grandmother each morning. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  12. October 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Oh Wow!! What a great transformation of both rooms and your floor plan!! I love the ladder as a scarf rack too…a nice added touch!! I didn’t see any of Joe’s clothes in the closet!! lol! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Hope to see you again this week!! Have a great week!! Pinned!

    • October 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you so much! Oh yeah, that’s my closet lol Joe has the smaller one in the bedroom! He’s never complained though 😉

  13. October 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I love the closet! It’s super big and bright with the window. Thanks for sharing your beautiful remodel with us at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

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