April 16, 2010

Bedroom Remodel: Bits

Filed under: House — maryparadox @ 6:10 pm

The two last bits of the bedroom remodel were to put up a shelf with hooks, and add shelves to my clothes cabinet.

I like hanging up the clothes which aren’t dirty and aren’t clean. I don’t like to wash clothes too often; it seems excessive to me to wash a pair a pants just because I wore them for one day. I’ll even spot clean my clothes if they just have a little bit of dirt on them. The washing machine and dryer take a lot of water and power and they also wear out your clothes faster. On the other hand, I don’t want to put clothes I’ve already worn back into my chest of drawers, just in case.

The desk doesn’t really fit under here but it’s a temporary solution. A chest or padded bench might be nice.

I found my chest of drawers outside of a studio I used to live at. It was being used as a tool chest and had been left sitting outside for a while. I convinced the other to give it to me and spent a summer sanding it down by hand and refinishing it with a clear finish. It isn’t perfect but I like it. The only problem is that it has one large cavity on the side which is hard to use, because everything gets jumbled up together. I’ve had the plan of putting shelves in there for a couple of years, but with help from my friend Kevin (cutting) and Peter (installation) it finally happened! So far the shelves are great and make the space way more useful. It was a lot of effort, but now I can keep using something I already have instead of buy a new chest of drawers.

There are still a few things I would like to do in the bedroom, but I don’t think they will happen for a while — put in double paned windows and curtains (instead of blinds) and get a headboard for the bed. I’m thinking the latter we could do ourselves, with a little practice (and a lot of time).



  1. most excellent job on the closet. wuz up with the mud room, is that a done deal? keep up the good work. hugs to you both

    Comment by joe bob speckert — May 23, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    • Closet is done and awesome!
      Mud room is in progress, pictures to come!

      Comment by maryparadox — May 27, 2010 @ 11:06 am

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