Since my time home is limited, my home office is super important to me– it’s the only space I have that is dedicated to my travels and to my blog. But over the years, my office space had turned more into a unorganized nightmare than a creative space.
I had been dreaming of a wanderlust-filled, modern, and chic travel-inspired space to spark new ideas for the blog and my brand. So I knew I had to make some organizational changes!
Between my last few trips, I partnered with my good friend Jen– boss lady of Life in Jeneral, a professional organization company– and The Container Store’s elfa® shelving and drawer system to restore some order to my home office closet and get control of my office space.Check out my home office closet redesign! My Closet Space Before elfa My Closet Space After elfa (+ Jen) Elfa Shelving & Drawers
The Container Store is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and is all about coupling their one-of-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by highly trained organization experts in store and through their Contained Home service!
I had so many travel essentials from camera gear, to travel-sized toiletries, so I was dying to try out elfa for my closet space because my needs and travels change (daily), and it can be adjusted whenever I need it to be.
Are you thinking of getting your outdated mirrored closet doors refurbished? You are probably deciding right. If your closet doors (whether these are bi-fold doors or any other) no longer interest you or keep up their appearance in line with the overall decor of your room, then it’s time to have them replaced. You can opt for more modern choices while preparing a closet-door project.
While reworking on your closet doors, you will require these following materials and tools before proceeding with the renovation.Medium density fiberboard strips (preferably three inches in size)Brackets for dowelsHeavy-duty panel adhesiveScrews and drillsOne eighth-inches thick plywoodPaintbrushesOil-based stainWater-based polyurethaneA standard paint rollerNeedle and thread (or a sewing machine)Skil sawWooden dowels and nail gun (five eighth inches in size)
Once you have collected these implements, follow the below given steps carefully to refurbish your closet doors.First and foremost, remove the mirrored doors from their tracks and turn them over so that their back sides become the new front sides.Attach the fiberboard strips to these new front sides using the heavy-duty panel adhesive. Make sure you leave enough gap between the bottom strip and the frame so as to easily fit the dowel dabbed in fabric.Take the drill and fix the brackets towards the top portion of your newly mounted inner frame.Next, with the skil saw, cut out a mid portion of the plywood. Ensure that this portion is an inch wider in size as compared to the fiberboard frame.With the paintbrush, proceed to apply the oil-based stain to your newly made door skin. To provide it a perfect finesse, apply two coats of water-based polyurethane with the help of a standard paint roller.Now either with a sewing machine or a needle and thread, design curtain panels with finished edges on every side. Complete the task by adding rod pockets both at the top and the bottom. Make sure the panels are at least two to three times wider than the inside of your doors. By doing this, you will achieve a soft pleated look and these panels will no longer be transparent.As the next step, insert the dowel inside the top as well as the bottom rod pockets and fan out the panels uniformly. The dowels should be fitted into the bracket at the top and into the gap at the bottom. Secure the dowels in place using a nail gun.Lastly, firmly secure the plywood door skins to the fiberboard frame with the panel adhesive and the nail gun. Drill the nails at such an angle that they don’t puncture the door skins. Once this is done, you are ready to place back the doors into their tracks.
Redoing your mirrored closet doors is an easy do-it-yourself project. Just in case you think seeking professional help will be a better decision, then definitely choose to do so. All that matters is the task to be executed correctly and efficiently so that you can enjoy a brand new closet door look without much expense.
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The old saying that natural light is best has never been more true than it is today. Natural light not only adds to the ambiance inside a home but also energy savings because it is free.
Natural light that flows in from windows, skylights utilizes the free energy that comes from the sun and can reduce energy costs substantially. Of course, having these openings also be energy efficient and tight from drafts is also important. What you gain in light can be eaten up in heating costs if equal attention is not paid to keeping out the cold. Today, thankfully, most new windows being manufactured do have energy savings and efficiency in mind.