Monday, August 4, 2014

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

This is either one of my best light bulb ideas, or a complete disaster ! Anyhow, I am excited to share with you, what I call "Phase 1" of Cheri's bedroom makeover - A Closet turned Bedroom entrance.

We built the folding doors ourselves, added some wall paper {same as with Cheri's mirror which you can read about HERE }I then added a piece of tulle to the center of each door and tied the middle with simple ribbons.
Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

In case you are wondering, Cheri's bedroom is on the other side of the folding doors {which I might add are not done yet on the reverse side}

The far right side opening at the hinges needs to be closed and we still have to install laminate flooring to the bedroom, the entrance {which will cover the opening at the bottom of the folding door too} and the room I am standing in which will be the small living room for the kids

Dimitri is home during the week and although he has his own bedroom with small bathroom {not in the house} he sometimes has a friend or two over and the small living room would be perfect for them to use.

Cheri on the other hand, only comes home over weekends, when the living room will be all hers to use. To actually get into her bedroom, we now have to enter the soon-to-be small living room, turn left and straight through this new entrance which used to be Dimitri's closet in his old bedroom.

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

Here is a before photo above - Roy had already removed the doors before I could take a photo .. He did not only break through the wall at the back, but also "lifted" the top two small closet cabinets, as I want to keep them, but we definitely needed the entrance to be higher than just the lower part of the closet.

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

Brick wall .. yes, that's how we do it in SA ! Cheri's bedroom closet is to the right of this opening and in the back you can see her old bed {more on that later!}

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

Above you can see the Duct Tape crafts I shared over the last couple of weeks {see HERE and HERE}- I added a Duct Taped photo frame as well. The baskets - 2 small and 1 large - are quite old and used to be white but have faded a bit, I decided to spray paint the larger basket blue and put the same lining back in. On the 2 smaller baskets, I had actually removed the lining and used them as covers.

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

I was not sure about the other side of this small entrance, but then remembered Erlene from My Pinterventures shared a Duct Tape Tree with hooks to hang goods on - well, I told her I'm stealing the idea ! But please have a look at her project with lovely step-by-step directions, and hers looks way better than mine.

This is for the kids to use as they wish, their car keys, hats, emergency battery operated light, cameras and whatever else they need to hang in one place.

But, the hockey sticks were totally my idea - they belong to Cheri and let me tell you, blood, sweat and tears are all over those !  She was a pretty awesome player and used to hit a ball with a stinking speed... accidents happen in all sports - she got whacked a couple of times {once with concussion!} and purely by accident, as the game goes, sometimes struck another player as well with the stick. {The green stick was her favorite, btw!}

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY

Another somewhat sideways shot with a tiny, tiny peek into her bedroom which is now about 50% done - still lots to do, and after that the small living room, which I think will be the biggest challenge, ending with laminate flooring throughout to fit in with the rest of the house's flooring.

Oh yeah, and one last thing - we are thinking of installing a door in the living room area, to the outside onto a back patio which will meet up with one of our two doors from the main living room leading to the same area.

Closet Turned Bedroom Entrance ~ Create an entrance where you might not think to look ! #HomeInterior #InteriorDesign #DIY
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14 comments:

  1. love the door! And a great idea on the tree! How did you get him to smack down the wall? I have been trying to talk my hubby into knocking down a wall for years! Maybe I need to knock a whopping big hole in it myself!

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  2. The doors look pretty! I love the duct tape tree too.

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  3. Wow...those doors look great and now I'm thinking mine look pretty plain! Such a huge area for creating and yet I've left them all blank. I have never seen a duct tape tree, it's pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing all of your hard work when it's done!

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  4. What a big change and such great ideas for using duct tape!

    Jillian @ JST Design

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  5. Very pretty doors. I used to play hockey school (or rather, HAD to as it was part of the school sport curriculum) but never liked it as much as your friend. I had real problems with running after a ball all hunched up, plus I had scoliosis, which didn't help at all!!

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  6. Fabulous door! I'll bet they will love the livingroom for some extra privacy when they use it. I must have missed the duct tape tree but yours is really cute.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  7. What a great idea.... it is so fun to "rearrange" things in a big way.... this should be a great change for you. :) Thank you for sharing it.

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  8. This is such a wonderful way to make the most of space, Linda! Everything is looking great. It's always so cool to see what others are doing with their homes - and it can provide lots of inspiration too. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  9. So cute! I love that you didn't let the traditional use of the space dictate how you use it. Thanks for linking up with The Caffeinated Crafters this week!

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  10. Variety is the spice of life, so its great to be able to change things up a bit. The revamp looks great!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  12. It came out so great love the color coordination on the girls side! Thanks for linking up at the creative spark link party we hope that you will link up again today! http://bit.ly/1l2qbE8

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  13. Such a cute idea and helps organize also. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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