An old closet into something wonderful....

After seeing how I built my master closet,  (Click here to see how I made my closet)  my daughter asked me to help her turn her old, long, ugly, dark closet into a space that was modern and functional. She moved into her new home just 4 months ago and wanted to update a few areas,  So I drove the 4 hours to her home in Jupiter with the intentions of working on her closet for about 4 or 5 days... well we started measuring the day I arrived, went to the HD and had a wonderful man cut the wood within the hour we arrived in his lumber department.  Most ask us to come back tomorrow to pick up the cuts.

I wanted you all to see the "before and the after"... somehow Cyndi and I had the energy and got right to it and in 2 days had the last coat of paint on.  

Cyndi's garage turned into our workshop and we primed, painted and put on the L brackets needed to install each cut of wood.  I just love seeing a woman with power tools! The best part Cyndi learned how to use the tools and how to create such a space.  I see her tackling other projects in the future with confidence.

During the process of getting each piece of wood needed we used Liquid Nails to hold them into place and as most of you know, Liquid Nails is a yucky brown color and poor Cyndi was getting nervous thinking the project was not going well and it was always going to look this bad. I tried to calm her and told her it was just in the stages of being built and not to worry. A good coat of paint will take care of all the problems.

We both worked a steady 5 hours at one point and had the need for a sugar rush.. what better than mini cupcakes.  Lets see, each would be 1/4 of a full size cupcake so we can eat two now and two later....Or all now and nothing later.. building will burn all those calories, Right?

My girl is a single homeowner now and is learning so many new ways to spruce up her home.  It's work all by yourself but she is loving the new adventure in her life.  It warms my heart to watch her work so hard these past few years to get to this point.

A full night to let the final coat of paint cure then Cyndi can have the pleasure of putting all her clothing into the new space... but she is still debating weather or not to put the doors back on.. she likes how open it all is?  Notice we put some molding around the closet outside wall.. it was the added touch!

We did it!
After three days my daughter started putting her clothing back into her new space and I'll tell you, she is so happy with the results.

This will be my third closet remodel and I'm getting pretty good at it.  If I was younger and a bit healthier I just might go into business building closet spaces.  
My job here is done and I'll be going home in a few days. Now I'm planning my next remodel, my own downstairs powder room.
This photo came off Pinterest and it's perfect for my space.


 I think I first need to measure and buy the ready made doors then work around them to create the look... that remains to be seen.

Today is my girls birthday and this day makes for a perfect week with her...
"Happy Birthday Sweetie" 


ImagiMeri said...

Wow, that's a great project, and well done! I used to do all that kind of stuff when I was younger, can't seem to manage it anymore. It's so fun to see our children succeed and create their own nests.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Sandy- that looks great!
Y'all did a fantastic job on this closet and it makes for a perfect birthday present. She got to learn how to use some tools and now she can do anything; like her momma!
I had to laugh at your before and after... did your daughter purge a couple of pairs of shoes? Even I have more than 2 pairs...and I'm not a 9-5er OR a fancy dress person.

Really... I love the closet. great work. Looked like fun doing it.


Shauna said...

How beautiful and what a lovely gift for your daughter! You have done such a lovely job with your redo's. Makes me think that I could tackle something like this myself.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Great job! When our children are small, we think nothing can ever compare to watching them learn and grow up. But I find that watching my adults girls learn and grow is at least equally rewarding, to see them make their own lives, to accomplish new skills, to create a home that is all theirs. And to continue to teach and guide while they do so, and to enjoy every minute of it, is the pinnacle of success.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

WOW!! That after is so much better. Great work ... now I want one of those cupcakes. :)

Evelyn said...

Can you come to my house and do my closet? Lol. I do need some work on it. I am pining this so I can maybe copy you:) Just dropping in from Happy Hour Projects to check it out.

PS Would love to invite you to share this post or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop.
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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Great closet transformation.

Anonymous said...

Great Job girls!! LOVE you both

the cape on the corner said...

come do my house, come do my house, lol! fabulous!

and that cake looks delicious in your latest post, too!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! super organization! great job!

BECKY said...

Love this closet! You are awesome at creating these!! Thanks so much for joining in Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

chateau chic said...

What a great closet organizer! I know that had to be a big job, but oh so worth it.
Mary Alice

Sharon @ Desert Willow Lane said...

Wow! That's so impressive. I need to do the closets in my house so I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

Looks great!! So much more functional. Enjoyed your posted link : )

Celestina Marie said...

What a fabulous job. The closet looks amazing and so organized. How wonderful for your daughter to accomplish this in her home with your direction and expertise. You must be so proud of her and rightfully so.

Wonderful makeover.
Happy Creating in your powder room too.
Have fun, Celestina Marie

Karen Valentine said...

What an awesome transformation Sandy!!
Did you get my email?? I just wanted to make sure you got it. I sent m phone number so feel free to call anytime!!!

ARod Rodriguez said...

fabulous job it looks stunning she will enjoy it for years to come a very happy birthday to her

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a wonderful closet!! You did an amazing job on this! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Hi Sandy! Wanted to let you know you will be one of the features at the party which opens at 8am CST on Monday. So, pop on by and pick up a feature button. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Andrea said...

That is awesome
What a transformation!
thanks for sharing!

smart momma said...

wow! your hardwork is definitely worth it, because that closet remodel just looks awesome!

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