Here are a few more details on our closet reno! If you missed my original post, check it out here.
First, we painted, no photos, but if you're interested in our process - check out this post. The white instantly made the closet look two times bigger!
Then, David did ripped out the two small doors, repaired the drywall and cased in one larger opening - we will be adding barn doors later.
Here's the before (pre paint - now the whole room is white)
Here's the in process - pre paint.
We were originally going to put in cork flooring (replacing the carpet) but once we decided on the door placement, it really didn't look like a separate room anymore, but an extension of the bedroom - so running the hardwood in was a good option - I'm so glad that we went that way!
We bought a floor stapler, since we'll be adding hardwood in the kitchen, it made sense for us to buy verse rent (we can always sell later too). We did wear eye and ear protection (not shown in this photo) I recommend that you do too!
Onto the closet system!
We decided to go with Ikea's Pax system, - it's perfect because it can be easily customized to fit any space. It probably would have been cheaper to build it from scratch, but this was so much easier.
To give it a custom look, we purchased primed 1x2 for the top and verticals and 1x6 for the baseboard trim. It was pretty simple, we just attached it to the Ikea pieces with a finish nail, with our air compressor and nail gun - lightly sanded the holes, filled with wood filler and sanded once dry. We caulked the cracks and painted just the trim - SO much easier than painting the entire unit. If you have any questions about our process, let me know!
Adding the extra trim was a little more work, but it was SO worth it! I love the custom, built in look!
Finally, here's a little preview of our new chandelier!!