I’m back with v little progress, but proud of what I’ve got! It’s been a busy week and baby boy is in the choking scare phase so I’m a little more tired and stressed out than usual but it comes with the job.
My closet makeover/gut job is still a shell and unfortunately I did not make these plans weeks ago. However, I’m glad I finally took the time to “draw” these plans in SketchUp! This has been my plan, and figuring out the logistics is much easier when I can see the end result somewhere other than my mind.
This is probably obvious but I am an amateur SketchUp-ist and I whipped this up this morning. Regardless, I’m proud of it and it’s a good representation of my “vision”.
If you aren’t hip to it, SketchUp is a free drafting software and it’s a pretty big learning curve (like anything online). There are a bunch of tutorials on YouTube but I’m not a big fan of 18 minute videos with annoyingly long intros and outros and filler that drowns out the info. I’m a long form content kind of girl and haven’t found a favorite tutorial yet. But I’ve been dabbling and my husband has a little experience with AutoCAD so he gave me the best advice to help get started.
The insider info I needed it that all those amazing plans start by drawing it in 2D first and THEN pulling it all apart. I know that’s vague but another great piece of advice is to start with something simple, like I did with my deck plans. 😜
The left side may lose a couple shelves to make space for a hamper (??) and I may not have time to make drawers (although that is part of the ultimate goal!).
It is an undertaking and will be the biggest project of the room so I’m reminding myself that it’s totally cool that it isn’t *quite done* yet. Slow and steady.
I DID trim a bunch of wood I salvaged from the old closets. The crazy cost of lumber has me less excited than usual for a trip to Home Depot so it was a very productive nap time cutting old wood yesterday. I made a bunch of 1.5″x60″ strips which will be trimmed down further to act as supports for the side shelves and anything else I may need.
After the inside is done, I want to make these doors from Lily Ardor.
In other room news
My original ceiling light has been returned, I decided on some curtains (IKEA 4eva), and I think I found the perfect nightstands on Facebook Marketplace!
That last one is TBD and my fingers are crossed.
I accidentally bought the wrong wood for the closet door jamb, BUT it’s cool because I’ll be using it for other projects including the window casing in this bedroom renovation. Who knew they sold wood specifically for door jambs?? 🤡
Big thanks to one of my favorite DIYers and featured designer at Cass Makes Home for showing me the truth!
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