Let's start with some before shots my sister sent me, when said makeover, was first a proposal...
A room off of my sister's master bath that basically became a catch all for random storage, was now going to have a washer and dryer...
Right here. That lidded box, by the way, is a laundry shoot, leading to the main floor laundry room directly below. I think it was a genius idea to put a washer and dryer off of the bedroom. Totally inspired...
And inspired is exactly how my brother-in-law felt after seeing MY Master Closet Makeover. Inspired, that is, for me to help makeover their new closet/laundry room during my spring break. What?!
Don't get me wrong, I was seriously game, and even excited for the challenge. But a week, need I remind you that it took me a month...A MONTH to do my closet????
Upon my arrival this is what the room looked like, my sister (with the help of another sister) had taped and mudded (one coat) the drywall.
Luckily the washer and dryer was previously installed...phew! We sanded, mudded, sanded, and skipped the last mudding, shhh-don't tell! And the room was ready to become this...
Sa-weet! This shot is taken just inside the door looking to the right.
This is a shot of the wall directly to the left when you walk in.
The "laundry" wall.
And lest you think I would dare waste any space, we have removable rolling walls!!!
Oh yeah baby! This closet is rockin' the hidden storage. Probably my super favorite feature! And if you have a keen eye, you have noticed the DIY Upholstered Bench that was made completely from free stuff! Update, you can see how I made the Slanted wall built-in's here!
Now it is important to note that I had a few ideas, well several actually, but no concrete plan. It all kind of morphed as we went along. All the above photos were taken by yours truly the morning I left, exactly one week from my arrival. I was so happy with what we had accomplished, but sad I couldn't totally finish the room, the way I wanted to. We talked about all the last minute touches and I left my sister with the charge to complete them on her own. And I think she did a super job...
Doesn't it look so nice and comfortable? My Sister has six adorable kids, just like me (same ages too!). I love that they are the stars of the room, those frames were $5 each. No lie! I got them almost two years ago at my Restore. I had to call my sister and see if she wanted some. And off course she did.
I think even I would be excited to do laundry here! You can check out the Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate I made. The cute blue wheel thing was in the garage collecting dust, I loved it from first sight. The cabinet is hiding a power box and sporting laundry detergent. It was a last minute project. The doors were in the garage, and I built the cabinet for the back of them. Not the cool open shelves I envisioned, but free! My sister bought the cute "laundry" word.
My Brother-in-law's side of the closet.
You can see we didn't paint the floor all the way back, or the wall for that matter. We knew it would be hidden and we were on a tight budget, so no wasting paint! And yes, we painted the subfloor, doesn't it look amazing? I. love. it.
I designed the roll out sections to look totally built in when they are in place. I'll bet you couldn't tell they were meant to move when you first saw them.
See, hard to tell right?
It is so fun!
All that storage, out of sight, out of mind. Until you need it of course.
My sister can store her laundry crate nicely tucked away or...
Pull it out for easy access and laundry business.
Still a little jealous of this cutie.
Anyway, here is a shot looking back at the bathroom door, so you can get a better feel of the room.
Here is a shot right as you walk in.
I wanted to do some type of feature wall where the pictures are, I told my sister my ideas, and I think she might try to do it...cross your fingers! If she doesn't get to it, then, next time I visit...
I thought I might share some before and after photos,
Because they are so fun,
And make me happy!
So what do you think?
Are you as taken with the room as we are? I asked my sister how they were liking it and she wrote a little something...
Awww, so sweet! I promise I just asked about the room...Thanks Kaelynn I love you too!!
If you loved this room makeover please share it! Stay tuned for future tutorials (slanted wall built-in's and How to paint a subfloor) on how this room came together, and some fun shots of my family helping out, because there is NO way I could have done this by myself, they are the reason this room looks so amazing!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a very Happy Easter Weekend!
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