Yessss, I’m back! I took a little blogging break over the summer and enjoyed lazy days by the pool and some fun and adventurous travels as well. But now I am ready to share an exciting new makeover. We had several big projects in the works and the first one I am going to share is my closet revamp using the IKEA Pax Wardrobe. Yep another IKEA hack!
Here it is…I love it. I find myself just walking in the closet multiple times a day just to enjoy the sight of it. I still cannot believe the transformation!
I love everything about it. To me it is fabulous, organized and just gorgeous! Now that you’ve seen the beauty…here is the beast we started with.
The first thing we did was rip out the shelving unit and the shoe rack so the hardwood would go wall to wall (another post is coming soon about the new hardwoods) Then I began the process of clearing out the closet. As much work as it was, I loved going through everything and getting rid of what I no longer wanted or needed. Well, I didn’t love it as I was doing it but it felt great to purge, especially when I was finished. I made several trips to GoodWill.
Here’s a run down of what we did. We went to IKEA to look at the Pax Wardrobe and get a feel for what we wanted to do. I am not going to lie, it was a bit overwhelming. We ended up going back the next day and worked with a sales representative that was able to design our layout on the computer with all the accessories. You can also do this on your own at home. Once we were satisfied with the overall layout and design, she printed off the entire packet which included a layout and all the pieces we needed to buy. That made it so much easier to pick up all the boxes we needed. Here are a few pictures of the computer renderings of the new closet design.
IKEA PAX WARDROBE PLANNER
IKEA Pax Wardrobe
O.K. I am going to be honest here. This is about the point I fizzled out. We had been under construction with the wood floors for about a week but leading up to that I had been clearing out all of our closets and linen closets to prep for the flooring and I was done! To make matters worse, I had given up sugar and I was basically zapped, finished and of very little help! My hubs gets all the credit for the finished product! I didn’t leaving him completely hanging, I helped out a wee bit when needed!
He wanted to trim the wardrobes out with baseboard and decorative moulding between each wardrobe unit. He used the same concept that he used on the IKEA Billy Bookcase which you can read about here. I love the look of the wardrobes with the trim and moulding. It finishes the look off completely. Eek, I am so happy with my new closet!
There are so many options and accessories with the Pax Wardrobe. We chose both glass front and solid drawers, pants pull out hanger, valet hanger, wire baskets, pull-out tray, pull-out clothes rail, and a pull- out rack for scarves and belts. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome of this makeover and my hubs gets all the credit on this one!
In the next few days, I will post about the new floors and my bedroom makeover as well!
Until Next Time,
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