Making over the last bedroom in our house has been a long process – it took me a long time to decide on a way to build a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe that would give me the much-needed closet space I wanted while still making sure that the room could function as a bedroom – in other words I didn’t want to “lose” a bedroom by turning it into a walk-in closet – it needed to be a space that was flexible enough to be a dressing room OR bedroom.
I decided on two 15″ deep wardrobes to fill with shelves and drawers, a corner wardrobe to hang shirts, and a deeper wardrobe for dresses. I was initially concerned about the space I was “losing” behind the corner wardrobe, but had to remind myself how much space I was gaining in storage all the way up to the ceiling!
Visit my Pax Wardrobe Hack post for more info on building my built-in wardrobes!
After finishing the wardrobes I painted them with Valspar Ultra White – the same color I used on all of the trim throughout my house – to make it feel more “built-in”. I used the same warm white as my guest room renovation, Valspar Bistro White, on the walls to brighten them up and help open the space. The ugly ceiling light was replaced with a custom brass mobile pendant, and I used gold leaf to add a little shine to an old full length mirror.
I added shelves in the shallow closet behind the door to use for shoe storage (luckily I have tiny feet – there’s just barely enough room to close the door!). I loved this Moroccan-inspired rug, but definitely misjudged the size. Luckily, I’ve been really into the look of layered rugs, so I was able to order a larger jute rug to anchor the space.
Dressing Room Makeover Source List
I’ve had a lot of requests about sources – I’ve pulled together a source list of items I used in this makeover. You can also view more inspiration on my project Pinterest board!
- Tamara loveseat in off-white
- Custom mobile sconce from Illuminate Vintage
- Valspar bistro white in eggshell
- Valspar ultra white in semi-gloss
- Nuloom jute rug
- Momeni maya wool rug
- Gold mirrored tabletop tray
- Ivory faux flokati stool
- Candlefish no. 42
- Ikea ritva curtains
- Sheer curtains
- Urbanest 1″ curtain rod
- Urbanest 1 1/2″ curtain rings
- Ikea hemnes full-length mirror
- Speedball gold leafing kit
- Solid brass ring doorknocker
- Bella metal candle
- Blocked marble knob
- Round woven basket with chalkboard
- Mounted agate slice
- Seagrass storage basket