I finally got the fabric that I ordered for my office. I still have lots of other fabrics to order, but this particular fabric will play a big role in the makeover of the closet, which will soon be a sewing “room”. So, let’s take a second and look at this fantastic fabric, shall we?
Oh my goodness, I loved this fabric when I saw it online, but I love it even more in person! It’s so happy and fun, and it makes me smile.
So here’s the gross little closet that will soon be transformed.
I’ve used it for storage for seldom- and never-used items for so long that I didn’t even put the new flooring in it. That will have to be top on the agenda. Then I’ll need to do something about those skimpy apartment-grade baseboards. Those were all throughout our condo, and I’ve been slowly replacing them with something more substantial.
The closet was equipped with the standard hanging bar and shelf, which was also a catch-all for random things that I never used. (Although I’m not sure how that elephant found its way in there. Have I expressed to you my love for elephants? I have quite a thing for them.)
It also has a lovely (not!) popcorn ceiling which will need to be scraped, and the $1.99 light fixture (yeah, the builders went all out on that) will be replaced with a cute little chandelier or pendant light.
I’ve already removed the shelf/hanging bar, as well as the metal rail that held the closet doors.
I’ve also removed the moulding around the door facing on the inside of the closet so that the work surface (desk top), as well as the shelves that I plan to install on each side, can sit flush against the wall.
Once I’ve prepped the walls (they’re currently very textured) and fixed the damaged areas, the fun will start. I plan to use the bird fabric to “wallpaper” the inside of the closet.
And then I’ll use the green chevron fabric to make drapery panels to frame the new sewing “room”.
I’m so excited about this plan! I love these fabrics, and I can’t wait to see that bird fabric on the wall. I’ve never used fabric as wallpaper before, so I hope I don’t mess it up!!
I’m off to repair some walls. Drywall mud, sanding…this is the not-so-fun part, but it must be done!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.