Saturday, January 7, 2012

This is NOT a cake! (but surely just as fun)!

The official "BEFORE" picture. Let me just say that this is definitely on a bad day, and I generally had to hang all of the coats up every few days to be able to see the floor. Shoes in old diapers boxes, and A LOT of miscellaneous everything ended up in this closet located under our stairs. But I have a plan.

 This closet was never finished when we moved in, it was still just taped dry wall. So, I had to buy cans of texture to finish the walls. Side note: those aerosol cans of texture, especially in a small enclosed room, are absolutely wretched!! Use face masks and ventilate your house!

 A fresh coat of light blue paint. (I wanted a bit darker...but oh well). 


 The beginning of the room, yes, I am drawing and painting a tree. I started with a picture from another blog, chalked an outline, and away I went. A lot of improv to the original chalk outline by the time I was done, and I would never recommend taping your outline.  

 I bought these little paint samples to do the tree and leaves, used two bottles of the brown, and ended up not painting leaves. But these were perfect for such a small job. 

I love these wall stickers! The ones used in this soon to be play closet and home for downstairs toys I found at Target. 

My finished tree! Complete with more vinyl wall art. 

The cubicle shelf at the back of the room was a project in itself. I originally built it outside of the closet, and then had absolutely no way to fit it into the back of the room. Absolutely NO way. So, I had to take off both end pieces and build the shelf where it sits. After, I slid the end pieces into place, but because they are not screwed in, I had to support the shelves with some brackets. They will soon be overflowing with toys. 

The room is still not quite done, but this is a sneak peek. I will post more when the room is finished and full of toys...and kids! (and also pics of all of the displaced "stuff" that will have to be organized elsewhere).