It doesn't seem that bad in the pictures I've shared before...
But there was evil lurking underneath the pretty clothes and organization. Boozy Suzie decided it would be a great idea to rip out the original wood closet and put in this awesomely clunky melamine closet system. In every room upstairs. Then she slapped some spackle on the scars left by the original structures and called it a day. Boozie Suzie, if we ever meet, I swear....! You can see in this picture how the original bar for the clothes rod went around the room at a 64-inch height. It was poorly concealed after it was removed. I started painting the closet to match our bedroom, but then realized I needed to sand the entire closet down:
I had always hated the ugly white color of our closet, but never realized just how bad the spackle situation was. They never bothered to sand any of it, they just painted over it and called it a day. Also, they decided to put these ridiculous melamine pieces with huge plastic hooks on them on the short walls between the closet and the doorways. I'VE HATED THEM the entire time we've lived here. They belong in a non-stylish kids room.
Of course, this was underneath those strategically-placed pieces:
Wheeee! That was fun to take care of. There also was some sort of hardware attached to the ceiling above the built-in dresser, and this is how they handled that little problem:
Winner winner, chicken dinner! They also never repaired the baseboard that had been notched out, so that's on our plate, too:
Aren't the baseboards looking so fresh and clean? I really can't blame the previous owners, though. We messed these up a lot during the floor refinish. But they don't look like that anymore! So, what was the plan for this closet? Well, I shall tell you:
Paint ceiling, all trim and built-in dresser
Paint walls to match our bedroom (Behr Aqua Smoke)
New hardware for the dresser
New light fixture to replace the totally boring hallway light
New plush rug
New hooks to replace the silly plastic ones
New configuration for the shelves (which we have more of), also spray-painting the yellowed ones
A new look for the clothes rods, which were covered in that awful plastic sheathing that people put on wood dowels:
And here's a teaser of what's coming up next week!
Have a great weekend!