So, we started this walk in closet space for our teen daughter last winter and I’m finally blogging about it a year later. I shared a lot in Instagram stories and posts last year, but realized I never made a space for all the finished details here on the blog. I did do a post on how it all started with some great before pics and a mood board which you can read here. I think part of the reason for the delay is because, to be honest, it’s not completely finished – it’s one of those 90% complete projects lol. We JUST hung up the mirror today and there is some moulding, lighting, and a small area of sheetrock that needs to be finished. But it’s close enough that I wanted to share detailed pics of the (almost) finished space. Just to recap, our daughter does not have any closet in her bedroom. We live in a small cape cod and her room was part of an attic space that we converted to her room. Down the hall from her room was an empty cavity (knee wall space) that we didn’t have much use for, so we decided to add four doors and finish off the two ends of the space for her closet space.
For starters, here’s a rough sketch of our idea in the space before we started adding in the Ikea hack custom drawers.
We knew we wanted to use Ikea’s Komplement drawers and build wood fronts for them to give it a high end custom feel. We started by building a wood frame to house the drawers and a top piece to hold the glass that goes over Ikea’s Komplement Pull out tray. The tray is a great piece that they make that stores and highlights jewelry using the Ikea Komplement Insert. We made the overall frame stick out a little further than the drawers to leave space for the wood we would be adding to the fronts of the drawers. This way they would all fall flush to the sides of the walls.
We painted the inside of the frame Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray before we hung the drawers, and then screwed in each drawer. (Just a side note, Ikea ran out of gray drawers so we purchased two of the white ones they had, since we were covering the fronts and painting them we knew it wouldn’t really matter that they weren’t matching).
We cut and painted the wood fronts and then screwed them to the drawers from the insides. We then covered all the nail holes and gave it another coat of paint.
We added on brass pulls that you can find here.
Here’s this end of the finished space. We just need to finish up the small wall where the hats are hung.
As for the other end of the closet, we decided to frame that space out and add wooden rods so she could hang some of her clothes
We framed out the space and added wooden rods from Home Depot that we stained. We painted this side Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray to match.
This is the completed other end! For an awkward space with slanted walls, we were happy with how she could utilize this space for all her clothes and accessories!
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Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore Chantilly White and Boothbay Gray
Ikea Komplement Insert for Jewelry
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