Hi Friends! Quick announcement before we get started here…
In the next few days, I will be moving over to WordPress!!
I began with Blogger in December 2006, and I’ve never moved onto a new platform because a) it’s been like my lifeline b) I fear change. Well, after all these years of procrastination I’ve decided it’s time to make the move. From everything I’ve gathered, WordPress is supposedly a much friendlier platform to work on, and it should be easier for my readers to subscribe to new posts, which has been an ongoing issue with Blogger unfortunately.
I hope you’ll follow me on over to WordPress. Actually, once it’s live you should automatically be redirected over there, fingers crossed!
Enough techie talk. Let’s move on to some behind the scenes closet remodel details, shall we?
Thanks for all the super friendly and encouraging comments we received on our remodel. We had so much fun with it.
One question I got the most, “how did you do the wood wall?”
One person even thought it was driftwood!
It’s NOT wood. It’s plastic coated fabric from IKEA…
I love IKEA so hard.
For the closet, we bought 3 yards of the fabric, and ended up with just a small scrap left over. I simply used push pins on the upper corners and used a leveler to make sure my “wood lines” were straight…
For the following step, I used a can of spray adhesive. In this case I used Elmer's Spray Adhesive.
Good to know: Make sure you only spray small 10-12” sections on your wall at a time. Adhesive stays tacky for several seconds, allowing a tiny bit of wiggling room. I simply used my hand to smooth out any immediate wrinkles or bubbles. This part of the project can’t be rushed. Take your time and trust the process, going section by small section.
Take my advice: Do not spray the back of the fabric directly. The adhesive will bleed through to the front and run down the length of your fabric and then you will have to sand the fabric and then you might cry to your husband and then your husband might have to drive back to IKEA.
Once I finished adhering the fabric to our closet wall, we were left with a 3” deficit on each side of our closet wall…
To remedy this, I decided to add 3 1/4” moulding around the sides, top and bottom of the closet, and above and below the built in shelf, which resulted in a total of 16 mitered edge cuts.
I went with baseboard moulding, as it not only was the widest moulding I could find, but I really liked its finished tapered edge. And installing it felt both satisfying and rebellious ; )
We bought our island at JC Penney five years ago, and I’ve never really warned up to it. I have been wanting to make over this piece for quite a while. So I’m thinking another road trip to IKEA is in order! I’ll keep you posted on our island progress as we go.
In the meantime, don’t forget we’re moving over to WordPress. See you over there real soon!
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