Coming out of the closet.

Well, we’ve talked about it for years and years and yearrrrrs. Ok, perhaps YOU and I didn’t talk about it for years and years, but the Coach and I have talked about it for years and years.

Our master closet was embarrassing. You know, kinda like the cobblers kids with no shoes….Mr. Cabinet maker with crappy cabinets.

After a few roof leaks, water damage to the wall/carpet, a broken drawer-face…well, we were
See the lovely half carpet, half concrete and pretty drawer?
 Because of the set up of our bathroom/closet, it was hard to get a good pic of it all. 
 I was a huge fan of all the drawers, but my closet designer (Coach) wanted more hanging space and assured me that I would still have the same amount of drawer space. He knew if I wasn’t happy, he might lose his life as I tend to get violent when it involves improper organizing. 
Step one was to build a temporary closet in the living room….because my husband doesn’t believe in being normal. (I suggested we lay all our clothes on the guest bed for the interim-he gave me a pity chuckle) 
Lolo, builder extraordinaire. 
Having a closet in the living room was more convenient than I thought it would be! 
 The new closet was built out of raw maple….and *we installed cork flooring. 
When I say ‘we’ I mean Herman who has installed cabinets for the Coach for 15 years. 
The rip-out, installation of flooring & wood took 3 days.
Next up….our painter arrived and was here for 2 1/2 days.

The photos don’t do it justice, why don’t you all come over and have a glass of wine while admiring the closet?

The coach has his side….and I have mine. Of course, I can move my stuff into his side if a great shopping opportunity presents itself. 
Are you as excited as I am that I have room for MORE shoes??

This was of course a great opportunity for us to take inventory and truly purge the things we won’t ever wear again.
And if you’re wondering, yes the Coach is alive and well…I DO have enough drawer space.
But really….does one ever have enough drawer space??


21 thoughts on “Coming out of the closet.

  1. Anonymous

    I love your new closet! Believe it or not, our master closet has the same half-carpet, half-cement look…..thanks to Harriet!!!!


  2. Gorgeous, Suz…. They did a fabulous job of your closet –and I'm so glad that you and Coach finally decided to come \”OUT\” of the closet!!!! It must have been hard living in there for many years!!!! har har harHugs,Betsy


  3. it! Smart idea building a temp closet in the LR. I never would have thought of something like that. I'd be putting everything in boxes and thinking lots of bad words during the process. I'm sure this made things a lot easier. Nice work! : )


  4. It's gorgeous; your Coach does very fine work, indeed! My favorite part? 1. The gorgeous wood he used for the cabinets – so pretty that I would have been tempted to leave them paintless. 2. The fact that most of his shirts (the ones we can see) are SHORT-SLEEVED! Hahahaha! Living in Florida must be awesome.Well done! This is also good advertising for your business!


  5. WOW You are a movie star aren't ~ I saw that closet once on an episode of the rich and famous ~ giggle.I should put up picture of the little cubbies we have for closets, ( and I do mean little cubbie holes) in this 130 year old farm house ! lolWe need to stop talking about it and make us a few too .


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