(This post was originally published back in 2009. Here’s Part 1)
When the weather turns cold, it’s a good time to just stay inside! We had a cold snap the week before last, so Graham was able to get a few things worked on inside.
First, he changed around an ugly hallway fixture that’s been here since before we moved in. I wanted this Edison bulb light fixture but had to settle….for now.
That’s better! And though you can’t really tell from this picture, it throws a Lot more light, so it is a lot safer when we are using the stairs at night.
When we moved in here, there weren’t many closets at all in this house. Bit by bit, we’re trying to fix that.
This is the upper loft – it’s above our dining room, and it’s situated right off our master bedroom. The perfect place for a couple of nice big closets.
Graham started on this project last year, but you know how it is. Too many things to do and if the weather is good, we tend to be outside. And all we really needed, in the beginning, was more closet rod space so we could hang our clothes.
So the other week, he got back to work on the closet. He finished trimming out the inside with pine panelling. He finished the wiring, so now we have one light in each closet, as well as one light outside in the loft walkway.
The one closet has basically just the rod in it and there is enough room in there to hang all our hanging clothes. There’s also one closet in the master bedroom, so that’s enough for what we need.
For the other closet, I am going to try to design it so we have space to put things like cowboy boots, my purses, scarves, etc.
We also have a LOT of “other season” clothes. You know what I mean, we have basically whole wardrobes for summer and winter. We do a lot of layering up here when it starts getting cold. As a result, we have lots and lots of clothes.
I’m thinking of maybe asking Graham to make two or three shelves to run along the back of this closet. That way, we could keep, the Winter clothes on there.
Maybe we could run the shelves around the corner, so that two-thirds of the closet would be in shelves. And it’s a nice deep closet, so there should be plenty of room. This should take care of all the clothes.