Almost from the very first time we toured Kirkwood Manor in December ’09, one of the “somewhere down the road” wishlist projects was to convert the unused home office space (a.k.a. reading nook) in the master bedroom into some valuable closet space. As a part of another big change to that room, we’ve finally brought that little vision to life.
The reading nook had a built-in desk and bookcase that may well have been original to the house. So out those went…
And to make the most of the space, we opted to bump the ceiling in that area back up to the same height as the rest of the room…
A wall was built to box in the closet, complete with a pocket door that slides back into the wall so it doesn’t eat up any space within the closet nor does it swing out into the room.
Of course, with the new wall and texturing to blend in with the existing walls—and given the thoroughly-unmatchable custom faux finish that the previous owners had applied—I had to repaint the entire room.
But luckily, my ever-eager assistant was there to help with the painting…
So here’s the end result, complete with trim and the new paint color (Azul Tequila) for the room:
You may be noticing a trend here—all of our paint colors at Kirkwood Manor have names that “speak” to Dede. (Just wait ’til you see the Dining Room re-done in “Dolphin Fin!”)
Keen observers will also catch that we dressed the room up with crown molding but you’ll see more on that in the next part of the Master Bedroom Overhaul!
Big thanks go to Donna P. for the contractor referral!
Be sure to read part 2 of the Master Bedroom overhaul to see details of the new patio door install!