Wednesday, October 26, 2011

While I was gone...


While I was soaking up some sun and having fun in Legoland with my kiddos last week, my husband was spending his time working on a surprise for me. He built me a new built in work space for my sewing area at the back of my closet.

This is what the back of my closet looked like before I left. Don't judge. It's a mess. I love my closet, but those flimsy plastic shelves that are in it now just aren't cutting it. I look at the closet as a temporary storage area until I get built ins, and lets be honest, as a sort of dumping ground.

Let me take a second and apologize for the grainy cell phone camera pictures. I had the camera with me on my trip. My husband did this all on his own and even took pictures documenting the process because he was sure I would want to blog about it. What a good guy!

Look how big the back of the closet looks with the sewing cabinet taken out.

My husband took down the plastic shelves, and patched up the huge holes that they leave in the wall.

Then, talk about a major score, Mike found the shelves he used in the trash at work. He adapted a few things to make it fit in the space, but the grand total of the whole project was only $3!

The shelves started out black, and with his magic he made them white. Don't ask me what he did. I don't know.

Mike started hanging the shelves in the closet and building the desk top. This is before the trim is in.

And this is after the trim is in.

He put some touch up paint in the wall, and the whole closet was finished.


It was such a great surprise! I can't wait to move all my sewing goodies back in again and make it look pretty. Stay tuned for that!

17 comments:

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That's awesome. I love it. What a sweet husband! My craft closet needs a makeover, too. I'll be dropping some hints to my husband, too!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Ok, so that scored some major points! I'm excited for you, what a lucky gal!

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

How Awesome! I just did some similar in our closet and I'm loving the extra space! Your newest follower!

I would love for you to come link up with us every Thursday at Passionatelyperfect.com!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Rachel! I just saw your post on Coffee and Conversation Thursday. What a great hubby to do this for you!! It looks amazing! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!!

Rhissanna said...

Wonderful Hubby!

noz! said...

It´s so adorable, what he did - especially to take the pictures. What a deep, deep love!

Sharon said...

Great closet space and awesome hubby!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What an awesome husband! And that he thought to take pics for you?! Turned out so great!

Ellie said...

Great space--awesome husband! What a lovely surprise!

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

looks awesome!!! your before is still a lot less messy than mine!! what a great present! ;)

Sassy Sites! said...

What a great husband and a FUN surprise to come home to!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

A Vintage Green said...

What a great guy - that is the best kind of surprise.
- Joy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

WOW! What a fantastic space and even more fantastic husband!

Meg said...

What a great hub you have! Tell him to call my hubs, will ya? I love the price of this project--total score. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Brenda said...

Can I borrow your husband. I promise to give him back.

Patricia Torres said...

Wow!! can I send my hubby to yours.. for some training *grins*..

Hey.. I'm following your impressive blog now.. and am sure hoping you'll have some time to visit me at colours dekor.. :-)

ZiaMaria said...

Awesome job thanks for sharing. I am in a hall closet as well and am frustrated but thankful to have the space just wish it wasn't a rental and my husband could work his elf magic like your husband!