Monday, August 23, 2010

Here we go again!

I had to take this photo today to remind myself that our bedroom will hopefully look like this again by next week.
A month ago you couldn't have paid me vast sums of money to share a photo of our closet! But we did a huge clean up/purge last week when Sean transferred his clothes from the guest bedroom closet... and in the next hour or so we will be transferring them all to Wren's room.
Because do you see that little cubby under there?


Sean opened it up and found all this useable space just going to waste.

He will be insulating it, drywall and flooring it and adding pot lights and beadboard to the ceiling over the next 7 days. Someday down the line we would like to also add a sky light for some natural light as well... but the kitchen is still our priority therefore eatting up the budget.
Sean is just itching to rip something out, so with a budget of only $500 (or less!) we are super duper excited to nearly quadruple our closet!





Cross your fingers that we can stick to the budget and timeline... because I just don't have the ability to deal with multiple destruction zones with the kitchen as well.

41 comments:

Momma Rhyne said...

OMG... that is going to be so awesome! Can't wait to see it!

The Chatelaine said...

Wow, I wish I could suddenly discover 4x my closet space, but my neighbors would have to deed over their house to make it happen. good luck with the transformation!

Abigail @ Raising Camelot

cranberry cottage said...

That looks like a cool play space for Wren. Forget the closet. It could be a sewing room too...great space..

MrsKBJ said...

I am jealous!!! Great find Sean! Good luck with your closet and kitchen holly! Can't wait to see the after pics!!!

K~ said...

That is awesome and was such a waste, why didn't the builder think of that?! What girl doesn't suddenly want to quadruple her closet space!!!

Sing said...

What a great hidden gem. So much space, a girls dream.

http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

MelissaOK said...

Amazing!!! How exciting to englarge your closet space by so much!

Little Lovables said...

that is going to be so amazing!

Amber's Notebook said...

WOw Holly I am so jealous! I can't wait to see it!!

becca said...

i can't believe there was all that space back there! yay for sean for finding it. & i'm seriously excited to see the results on this one. swoon!

lizibeth said...

oh. my. word.
total love.

yay! looking forward to the pics (and sooo trying not to envy you)!

Hello My Pretties said...

Crap! That's ALOT of space being wasted!

Beautifully Inspired said...

You're going to have the coolest closet! I wish I would discover a wasted space room behind my closet! :)

Nicole

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

I am SOOO jealous!! I wish I could magically find a secret gigantic closet to call my own! :)

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said...

That is amazing! I am so jealous.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Whoa...that's not a closet. That's a dressing room!!! You are one lucky gal. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

WOW. How lucky is that!!! I would give anything to find a secret closet hiding out in our house!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That is one great find! Why oh why would any builder in their right mind not have taken advantage of that space.

Courtney said...

WOW! That space is amazing!!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

I can't even believe y'all had THAT MUCH unused space in your house. Lucky girl!

Kim said...

Awesome, every girls dream! May I make a comment though. A skylight leaks, no matter what, and over time that could become a costly project. I suggest not going for the skylight and a pretty chandelier instead!

christine said...

oh my gosh, you found the holy grail!! I'm going to go dig in my closet in the hopes of finding MORE closet!!! I can only dream ;)

What the heck was that space meant for??

Amanda said...

Score!!! Sooo jealous! What an awesome find-lucky duck!

allthingsjenny said...

Whoa! That's a LOT of room! Why wasn't that used in the first place? I mean, it's not like too much closet space is a bad thing (is there even such a thing as too much closet space?)!

EKN said...

Wow I can't believe they hid that much space. It's like a small bedroom!

Torri said...

I'm sure this is not the case, but in the last picture it looks like a cat is sitting on top of the insulation! WATCH OUT! There may be cats living in the walls!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

WOW, you guys hit the jackpot!!! That new closet space is amazing. You will love having all that much space. It will be wonderful!!! Love & blessings from NC!

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Are you kidding me? This is like a dream come true to discover your closet can be expanded! Good luck with the reno, it's going to be awesome when it's finished. Maybe a shopping trip is in order to help fill it up?

Meg said...

Don't we all DREAM of finding some hidden gem like that in our homes? Happy for you...it is going to be awesome!

Meg in Portland, OR

Holly @ posypocket.blogspot said...

i think that's fabulous, wow!

Stacy of KSW said...

Talk about luck! Man oh man that is frickin AWESOME!! Can't wait to see it afterwards.

Hopeless Chest said...

That's AMAZING! Lucky lucky lucky.

SShaw said...

*sigh* I am so jealous. I think our closet is smaller even than your current space. I would LOVE to be able to expand ours like you are able to do!

Chandra said...

That's amazing...congrats on the awesome find!!

Andie said...

Holy crow! I couldn't see anything but the polka-dot espadrilles. I die! I'm linking those babies up to SHOESday! LOVE.

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

What an incredible find! I'm looking forward to seeing the reno.

decdiva1 said...

that'll be awesome! can't wait to see pics1

JenE said...

holy smokes - what a "sweet find!" (as we say at our house :) I can totally picture the new and improved space! how lucky for the both of you. have fun with it and thanks for sharing!

Stacy said...

That is soooo exciting!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Lucky girl! Our "master closet" is so small, I wish I had something like that hiding behind it! I already have a wish list for when we build our next one that includes DUAL CLOSETS so that my pretty things don't have to share space!

Lindy said...

Makes you wonder why it wasn't like this from the beginning it's so perfect!!!

 
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