Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday & House Tour

Happy Friday!! Today is especially sweet because not only is the weekend just around the corner but it is a long weekend!! Woo Hoo!!! There is something so magical about a long weekend. It's a great feeling when the Sunday feels like a Saturday.

Not to many things going on this weekend. Ryan works every morning which really sucks but it is his last weekend for a whole month!!! Tonight I work but tomorrow I have plans to sleep in and putter around the house. Sunday night we are celebrating some lovely ladies (Hi Jill & Josee!) birthdays with supper out. That is it. Not too many plans which I love.
The even better news...1 week from today I will be starting my holidays!! Never have I taken any summer holidays because of our busy summer season. This year I am taking 1 whole week to myself to do what I want!! So excited! Countdown is on!!

I had a thought the other day when I was doing my yearly cleaning of my closet. I thought, I should share this space on my blog. I took everything off all the shelves, dusted and tossed anything I don't wear anymore. It was actually kind of embarrassing the stuff I was holding onto. I had shirts and jeans from high school!! I guess in the back of my mind I was going to fit into those one day. But in reality I don't think I want to fit into them because they are so out of style!

Once everything was all clean in my closet, it looked really good. Like the day I got it installed. When the house finally became mine the first thing I wanted to tackle was the upstairs. On that list, the closet. My parents old closet was big and long. It was the whole length of a wall like this:

Not thier actual closet. I wish I got a before picture :-( But it looked kind of like it one.

The rest of the room was used as Mom's sewing room. It worked for them but I had always dreamed of having a walk in closet.

So, that's what I did. I made a wall closing off the area and hung a door. I then hired California Closet's to come in. They took inventory of what I had and talked to me about what I wanted. Honestly, it was a little pricey but SOOOO worth it. They knew what kind of storage I needed and came with ideas. Thing I would have never thought of. Then after the design was done they custom made the units and installed it. All I had to do was paint before the came.

Here are the before, during and after pictures:



Before the closet come

Before the closet came


After- The ceiling is made of cedar boards because it reduces smells and keeps clothes smelling fresh.

So there it is my walk-in closet. I love it! Everything has it's place and I know what I have because things aren't stuffed in every corner. It is like shopping every morning. If you are ever considering putting in a walk in closet go to the professionals! Save your money and spend a little extra to have professionals come in and assess what your personal needs are. The units are really great quality and will last a lifetime.

Some people might think it was selfish/shallow to start my house renovations with a walk-in closet. However, I knew that if I didn't do it at that time then I probably would of gotten comfortable with what I had and never got it done. I'm so glad that I proceeded with it and I love the outcome! I love my closet!

I hope everyone has a great, long and fun weekend!!



  1. wow what great progress.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm so jealous of the closet. I always said I wanted one too and that if I had a house with a guest bedroom it would be my closet. Then my guests could say they came out of the closet every morning. haha :)

  3. yes i do love the closet...i would consider something like that if i ever won the lottery and ever had my dream house being built...i just don't think i would fine the space to put one in my house now and not that I would cuz I don't even own it! LOL

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