Wednesday, June 19, 2013


In our master closet we did all kinds of things wondering 
what was the best approach to a truly fantastic space
we pinterested
we googled
we read blogs and reviews
we researched 
we got bids
and we got advice
from our cute carpenter man

and this is what he recommended
(he probably had no idea Mr. PV would tackle this without him but it's Little League season for him and we have clothes to hang!)

it was quite simple really
you take the measurements
you drag and click
to create your own custom closet


we decided to take one wall at a time
this wall came in 25
twenty five
25 boxes

poor poor ups man
it was pretty hot that day

step 1
we all know this step

gather your supplies and tools
this box said
easy enough


thinking thinking thinking

reading reading reading

I won't bore you with more get the idea

I'll just include some results
finishes have lots of options--we chose the espresso
love the weight and quality of the rods
(can a man have too many white shirts?or too many wooden hangers?)

can a woman have too many white shirts?
love the white satin hangers
lots of baskets to hide ugly stuff
the final results will come later because we still have to
choose the island
choose the coat portion
install the tv and sound
and I'm leaning toward an antique vanity..but they have vanities also

front view of the dusty 2 way mirror that still needs to be installed
this is the back view
when the tv is can see it..when it's off you only see the mirror
the tv and sound will be hidden in a thin wall here that will be for
ties, belts, etc. on the back side of the mirror
ooooo the MATRIX

view into the bath

this is where the vanity will be built..unless I decide on some fantastic old dressing table that will just fit here

I have been seeing chandelier wallpaper but notice the subtle shadow this casts?
I think I will take a gray water color 

 cast a shadow of this chandelier and paint my own "wallpaper"

I was pretty darn proud of Mr. PV.  
he's good with numbers but he kind of scares me with the saw

and electricity!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Good job, Mr. PV! It looks wonderful, Gina.

Anonymous said...

looks amazing, my whole apartment would fit in your room, !!!

Marissa said...

Send him over ASAP.. I have a desk that was never assembled too many screws,washers, and instructions in Chinese...

Geneva said...

The dreamiest closet I've ever seen ... and I loved seeing all of Mr PVs hard work. And No...a woman can't have too many white shirts. :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow! Now that's a real closet. Your hubby did a great job. It's amazing!

Leslie said...

Gina, this looks great! It's timely too because I need to do this. You've inspired me.. thank you:)


The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Mr PV is quite a dab hand with a saw! Love the colour.

Heather - New House New HOme said...

Wow! It's gorgeous and HUGE = no wonder it came in 25 boxes!!

carolyn bradford said...

This is fascinating! I've got to show my husband this post! Your closet looks fabulous! I'm very much in love with your ceiling and your chandelier as well! Everything looks great!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing!! I may have to do this myself someday :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Gina, I'm seriously having closet envy! So organized and beautiful. Wonderful job, you two! I look forward to seeing it completed.

StagerLinda said...

Wow, this project will pull a lesser person down in the dirt. Mr. PV is very impressive--actually reads directions. Great job.

Annmarie Pipa said...


Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

fantastic! Overwhelming for me, but like eating an elephant, right? one bite at a time. Tell him congrats it looks beatiful! I love the idea of you painting the chandelier shadows on the wall, Gina- brilliant!
xo Nancy

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

Beijos Marie.

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow, very impressive. It all looks so beautiful.