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Su Casa: A Coveted Closet Renovation

What girl doesn't long for a big walk-in closet? Well, Haze decided to make that longing a reality when she and her husband remodeled the child's room, located directly off of their master bedroom, and turned it into a walk-in closet. This is definitely much more than a small change, and I admire Haze's hard work and impressive results!

She writes,

I don't have the "before" photos but you'll have to trust me when I tell you that it was a mess. There was a vintage 1970s drop ceiling, paneling, and a cheap-o brass light fixture hanging from the ceiling. Sometime, before my husband and I moved in together, he had decided to "redo" the room on his own and started ripping the paneling off of the walls. The original plaster underneath was all but completely destroyed and it was down to the lathe in many places. We also needed to replace and rerun the the vintage 1930s wires to the outlets in the room.

To find out how she built it,


Haze continues, saying

Drywall was not an option because we wanted to keep the original window and door moldings intact so we settled for a natural wood wainscoting, which we used as paneling. Roll type pink insulation was placed between the studs to help with retaining heat. As this was originally a child's room and not intended as a closet, there are three rather large windows that created quite a problem with the cabinetry. Nothing that was pre-made fit. Even some of the offerings from creative closet organizers did not work in the room properly so we were forced to build the cabinetry ourselves. We also stripped the floors by using a hand sander and about 300 degrees of sandpaper [joke]. The original plaster ceiling was patched and painted. My husband cut and hung the crown molding to finish off the room and make it feel quite finished and comfortable. Overall, the complete remodel took us about 2 months. It was not an easy job but, in the end— and almost three years later — we are thrilled with the results.

Nice work! If you have a project you'd like to share, submit it to the Su Casa group.

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