Step one of our prep-the-house-for-baby plan is complete! Just a few tweaks to the master bedroom have made a world of difference in day-to-day functionality.
The first goal was to move my closet into our bedroom since up until now, I've used the closet across the hall while Chris used the one in our room. Not sharing a closet is one of the keys to our marital happiness since he's a bit of a clothes hoarder (*cough* still has clothes from early high school *cough*) and I prefer a more streamlined operation. So the best solution was to stick with the "what happens in his closet stays in his closet" strategy and relocate the contents of my closet into a couple of wardrobes.
Here's a reminder of what our room looked like before...
And here's how it looks with the new wardrobes...
The original wardrobes I wanted were too wide to fit on either side of our bed so I had to settle for these. Bonus points for being half the price of the others, but negative points for having a cheap, fake, stark white finish.
So I painted them a very pale blue (Glidden Quiet Rain) with cream front panels to match the trim. Once again, it's amazing what a little paint can do! Instead of looking cheap, now the wardrobes have more of a custom look. I put my work clothes in one and my casual clothes in the other. It's probably a wee bit unhealthy how excited it makes me to have things this organized, but just look how happy my clothes look...
Next we mounted wall lamps to the sides of the wardrobes for his and hers reading lights. I love how they make our room feel like a hotel.
Making room for the wardrobes meant losing our tall dresser, which left the top of the long dresser on the opposite wall super cluttered.
This dresser is my hair and makeup station in the mornings since our bathroom is definitely not built for two, but my prep stuff was taking over. So I picked up two of these wire baskets and hung them on the wall using three heavy duty nails each.
They work great to keep all my getting-ready gear organized and out of the way.
So there you have it... one new and improved master bedroom!