Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

This farmhouse style master closet reveals exposed 150 year old barn beams that transformed a standard side by side double closet into a beautiful open concept design.  Check out the before and afters of this farmhouse style master closet! 

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Today I am showing off our finished farmhouse style master closet!!  If you are following along with our French Country Cottage fixer upper (check out the before tour here), then you remember the master bedroom was small with old purple carpet and side by side double closets with bi-fold doors from the sixties.

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

How to Design an Open Concept Closet

The first thing we did was to remove the carpet and the bi-fold doors.  We quickly discovered there was beautifully preserved red oak hardwood flooring underneath all of that carpet!  By the way, if you missed my post on Choosing the Best Farmhouse Style Floor stain, then read it here!!

 

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Deconstruction

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

Let the construction begin!  My plan was to open the closets from floor to ceiling into the rest of the bedroom and frame it out with old barn beams to help define the space.

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

What a difference taking it up to the ceiling makes.

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Primer is on!  This picture looks like a creepy isolation room in a hospital ward or something.  Nope.  Just our bedroom.

 

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Barn Beams

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

I found these 150 year old barn beams for sale on Facebook marketplace.

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

Zach and I – correction – Zach cut them down to size and loaded our treasures into our amazing mini-van turned work truck (checkout my review on our Chrysler Pacifica here)!

How to Design an Open Concept Closet

Installing authentic barn beams on the ceiling is not a DIY project for a beginner, but for a tutorial on how to install barn beams on a ceiling click here!

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How to Design an Open Concept Closet

 

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Closet Organization System

Once we framed out the closet space the next step was to install the closet system.  We bought the Closet Maid Suite Symphony 25-Inch Closet Organizer with Shelves, 2 Doors and 4 Drawers in Pure White for Zach’s side.

How to Design an Open-Concept Closet

For my side we bought the Closet Maid Suite Symphony 25-Inch Closet Organizer with Shelves in Pure White.

How to Design an Open-Concept Closet

The shelves can be customized with these doors, various size drawers, or in my case, shoe shelves!

How to Design an Open-Concept Closet

The above shelf unit fit 9 of these shoe shelves.  Each shelf fits approximately 3 pairs of shoes facing inward.

As per the usual putting these shelving units together was a dusty and messy family affair.

How to Design an Open Concept Closet

It’s ok Lily.  I feel that way when looking at instruction manuals too.

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Gracie helped put in all the nails!

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Caleb helped destroy all the boxes!

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Lily helped with the cuteness factor.

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And Mommy put in lots and lots of screws.  But in the end . . . worth it!!

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Closet Before and After

How to Create an Open Concept Closet

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

His Side Before and After

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Zach’s wardrobe consists primarily of slim fit non-iron dress shirts, 5 million coaching polos and his favorite Under Armour Pants.

Also it made me laugh because despite my best efforts to stage the closet I totally missed the football wedged in between the upper baskets on Zach’s side.  Footballs everywhere.  College size, pro size (Go Eagles!), kid size, baby size . . . #somanyfootballs

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Her Side Before and After

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

What is it about shoes neatly organized by color that makes my heart so happy?  I wish I could say those are all of my shoes, but if I am being honest I removed a basket and all of my boots which are sitting on the floor for a cleaner picture.

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

Sadly this is after donating over a dozen pairs of shoes prior to moving.  I was determined to downsize my closet including shoes believe it or not.  Quality over quantity!  The above picture is blurry, but those black Hunter rain boots have a wedge heel and are one of my favorites!

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They were from Nordstrom and out of stock now, but a cheaper knock off version can be found here.

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

The plan is to install floating shelves with the left over barn beams on this wall to set my boots on.

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I love boots and stilettos.  A classy stiletto is my greatest weakness which is really unfortunate because I work in an emergency department where there is no place for high heels.

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My favorite pair of pumps – Calvin Klein’s Gayle Pump in caramel.  This is by far the most comfortable pair of heels I own, and they come in tons of different colors.

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Another favorite pair of shoes that I would buy in every color if it wasn’t totally excessive are these Wedge Boots by Sketchers.  They are incredibly comfortable, feel more like sneakers, and also come in a variety of colors.  

 

Farmhouse Style Master Closet reveal

These gorgeous cream colored pumps were my grandmother’s that she had restored and gave to me.  They are about 60 years old and still going strong!

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I wanted to install mini chandeliers on each side, but there just wasn’t room with the beam and the highest shelf.  So we left an exposed Edison bulb on each side which has also worked out well.

Farmhouse Style Master Closet Reveal

And here is the #unfiltered version of the closet before it was staged.  This is what it looks like day in and day out.  Quality over quantity is the name of the game in this cute little French Country cottage fixer upper until we build Our French Country home!  Opening up this closet space made the whole room feel bigger.  Master bedroom reveal to come!

 

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