Everyone has that closet, you know the one that you throw everything in to hide items? Or at least I think everyone does, but might just be me. Between my drawers and closets we definitely have a handful of things I can't part with, so they end up tucked away and hidden (eek). One day I was editing photos in the basement and Kyleigh saw great opportunity in the closet under the stars in our basement office and asked if we can clean it out to make a nook for her.
For months she begged for drywall, which just cracks me up! Scott thought we were nuts wanting to finish a closet...but the space was so cool Kyleigh and I had plans! The intent was a reading nook, but when her district announced elearning for school, it was a perfect space for her to participate in class with no distractions.
The good news, the floors were already finished from my office...just needed to finish the drywall to bring our vision to life!
The first roadblock came up during the drywall process. The pipe and the light did not allow for a drywall ceiling. We could have called an electrician to move the light over, but given the rest of the basement is a drop ceiling that was the original plan.
E-learning started in August, drywall done, but Kyleigh still needed a desk. First the first few weeks, she used an old table until we decided what to do. Was so excited to build my first ever desk. We are the proud owners of a nail gun and a mider saw which helped us bring the vision to life!
Our house is very neutral with pops of colors, but definitely not on the walls. So when Kyleigh picked purple, definitely different for us but excited to see it all come together!
As for the desk, picked up some 2x4s to screw into the studs perfect to support the floating desk. At first we didn't paint the desk and tried the wood look, but do feel white was the best choice (selected by Kyleigh)!
At this point, we needed to finish the floor trim and a ceiling, but took a break and worked on some decor to bring the space to life!
Spent a lot of time thinking about ceiling solutions...ideally we would have hired an electrician to move the light and make a switch, but didn't want to go too crazy (especially in a closet). Researched and decided to screwed 2x2s into the studs to use as support for the shiplap. We also purchased a drop light kit to help it set flush to the ceiling! Before the desk was my favorite part, but I do really love the ceiling a bit more!!
We are so in love with the finished project!
Breakdown of purchases:
Paint - Sherwin Williams
Floor & door trim
Everything else used a bit of TLC that was somewhere in our house and a little paint (white or gold) to match the room!