I have been focusing in a lot on the master bedroom lately, and I have been updating it for the past week going off a few comments my Facebook friends have sent my way. And wouldn’t you know it, a few of them actually made lots of sense. I am already loving the new layout of my bedroom. I will be sharing my little updates with you all tomorrow. But for right now, I am going to visit something I have been wanting to do for about a year and never had the right idea or courage to do it. Painting the interior of my closet.
I apologize for the graininess of the photos. I am working on getting the battery charger for my sister’s Nikon camera that she has lent to me indefinitely so I can take pictures for the blog but mainly of mom’s and my listings. Until that happens, I am stuck in camera phone hell. I hadn’t touched my closet since I moved in 4 years ago, and the lines from when I fitted it for the shelf system were still showing.
Not pretty at all. Every other time I get to watch television, I would see the Fabric of Our Lives commercials where starlets like Zoe Deschanel and Hayden Panetierre have these fabulous closets, you know what? I was jealous. I may not be a star, but dang it, I deserve a nice closet too!
One day I was on Pinterest and I found this sweet stencil and the light bulb went off. I had a stencil from painting my coffee table that would do great for the closet job.
I cleared everything out of my closet, removed the shelves and just kept the shelf holders in the wall so I could paint everything quickly. And I am really not a big fan of getting paint all over the place if I can help it. I used the same paint I used for my living room, so I virtually paid nothing for it. Once it was done drying, I applied my stencil with Martha Stewart Vintage Gold paint (bought it for $5.98 at Home Depot). The application took some time, but the end result was pretty awesome.
I created a zig zag pattern with the bird stencil and placed it directly onto the wall and lifted it directly off when I was done applying. If you drag, the stencil will smudge. And that’s not good at all. Happened a few times to me, but luckily I was able to either wipe it off or I have clothes in the way. Boo-ya!
How cool does that look???? I am pretty impressed with myself, to tell the truth. The entire project took me about 4 hours and the color goes really well with the rest of my room. And yes, that is a real bookcase underneath my frame wall.
Now it keeps things nice and illuminated. Shines off my little gold birds, as well. I have already started planning on getting a couple more for the sides, though. One light is good but with the clothes being in the way, it could stand a little more brightness.
And here it is with the shelves in. My closet may not have French doors or be a walk-in but it’s already the star attraction in my bedroom. I will take better photos as soon as I am able. Pinky swear!
Base Paint Celtic Green from Home Depot (From Living Room Update…FREE)
Martha Stewart Vintage Gold Paint from Home Depot ($5.98)
LED Light from Home Depot ($12.97)
Closet Makeover UNDER $20!