Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 3

I didn’t get as much done in my closet as I had hoped this weekend (anyone surprised?) so I’m going to go ahead and give you another “sneak peek” of the progress. I just can’t help myself!!

Surprise! Closet Renovation: Part 3 | The Wilson BuzzOkay, guys – I hid this from you because I didn’t want to you tell me “Sarah – you vowed to never use that stencil again!” I didn’t want to be talked out of it!! Well. The next time I start any home reno project just go ahead and say “Sarah…you aren’t using that stencil, right??” and maybe that will convince me!

This time wasn’t as bad, though. I knew what to expect (misery), and the walls were larger, without any outlets/light switches/sinks/light fixtures getting all up in my bidness. Because of those weird nail/screw things, I didn’t bother taking the shelves down, so I was left with a bit of a wonky spacing issue. But I made the best of it! Hooray for laziness!!

Surprise! Closet Renovation: Part 3 | The Wilson BuzzThere was a small bit at the bottom where the stencil didn’t go all the way to the bottom, and there was a larger gap up top. Instead of fighting with the stencil like I did in the half bath, I just went eff it, and put a border above/below. I had no idea how it would turn out, but didn’t really care. lol! It’s going to be mostly covered up by clothes, anyway. I just want to finish it!! Of course, they always say the lazy way ends up being harder in the long run, and I really stressed myself out trying to get straight lines. I had a laser level AND a yard stick. I’m pretty sure the yard stick isn’t straight, for the record. It probably took me longer to get the tape on the walls than it did to paint any part of this.

Oh, and going back to me being lazy…

Surprise! Closet Renovation: Part 3 | The Wilson BuzzI didn’t get all the black paint off the stencil before starting in with the emerald, so it peeled off in a few places. OOPS. I’m not sure the best method for getting it all off? Paint thinner, maybe? Some sort of scrapey thing? It’s reaaaaaally fun to pick at it, but that doesn’t get everything off. :\

Anywho, I’m about…maybe 50%?…done with the stencil. I have the entire back wall done, but need to do the two side walls. They’re smaller, but will need at least two stencil widths. I’m not worrying about painting the wall against the bathroom. The door completely covers one side of it, and the other has the outlet and light switch on it. I’m just going to paint them straight white and call it a day. I’m still working on the top of the closet, too. Trust me – it’s nothing interesting.

At any rate, here is a picture that shows what 3/4 of the bottom half of the closet will eventually look like:

Surprise! Closet Renovation: Part 3 | The Wilson BuzzNot too shabby, if I do say so myself. I’m debating on putting some of those fancy vinyl stickers in the wider emerald strip. Some sort of inspirational (or silly) quote… But really – it’s all going to be covered up with clothes. It’s probably not worth the effort.


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2 thoughts on “Surprise! Closet Renovation, Part 3

    • I thought so! Apparently I’m slowly inching my way into larger room renovations… First the half-bath, now my closet…next I might do one of the huge upstairs closets…maybe turn the bonus room closet into a library?! That will just involve installing shelves!

      I’ll try to refrain from more beach forest stencils, though. I don’t want my house to turn into a forest. Maybe.

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