An old closet into something wonderful....

After seeing how I built my master closet,  (Click here to see how I made my closet)  my daughter asked me to help her turn her old, long, ugly, dark closet into a space that was modern and functional. She moved into her new home just 4 months ago and wanted to update a few areas,  So I drove the 4 hours to her home in Jupiter with the intentions of working on her closet for about 4 or 5 days... well we started measuring the day I arrived, went to the HD and had a wonderful man cut the wood within the hour we arrived in his lumber department.  Most ask us to come back tomorrow to pick up the cuts.

I wanted you all to see the "before and the after"... somehow Cyndi and I had the energy and got right to it and in 2 days had the last coat of paint on.  

Cyndi's garage turned into our workshop and we primed, painted and put on the L brackets needed to install each cut of wood.  I just love seeing a woman with power tools! The best part Cyndi learned how to use the tools and how to create such a space.  I see her tackling other projects in the future with confidence.

During the process of getting each piece of wood needed we used Liquid Nails to hold them into place and as most of you know, Liquid Nails is a yucky brown color and poor Cyndi was getting nervous thinking the project was not going well and it was always going to look this bad. I tried to calm her and told her it was just in the stages of being built and not to worry. A good coat of paint will take care of all the problems.

We both worked a steady 5 hours at one point and had the need for a sugar rush.. what better than mini cupcakes.  Lets see, each would be 1/4 of a full size cupcake so we can eat two now and two later....Or all now and nothing later.. building will burn all those calories, Right?

My girl is a single homeowner now and is learning so many new ways to spruce up her home.  It's work all by yourself but she is loving the new adventure in her life.  It warms my heart to watch her work so hard these past few years to get to this point.

A full night to let the final coat of paint cure then Cyndi can have the pleasure of putting all her clothing into the new space... but she is still debating weather or not to put the doors back on.. she likes how open it all is?  Notice we put some molding around the closet outside wall.. it was the added touch!

We did it!
After three days my daughter started putting her clothing back into her new space and I'll tell you, she is so happy with the results.

This will be my third closet remodel and I'm getting pretty good at it.  If I was younger and a bit healthier I just might go into business building closet spaces.  
My job here is done and I'll be going home in a few days. Now I'm planning my next remodel, my own downstairs powder room.
This photo came off Pinterest and it's perfect for my space.


 I think I first need to measure and buy the ready made doors then work around them to create the look... that remains to be seen.

Today is my girls birthday and this day makes for a perfect week with her...
"Happy Birthday Sweetie" 


Whoa Horsey,,,,Saddle in the Attic... ?

 It's amazing the things and belongings some people forget about?
As I said in a previous post my daughter bought a new house (new to her) and yesterday we went up in the attic to see how big the space was and when I beamed the flash light.. Whoa,  there was a really nice Saddle just laying in the dust.

Once I got up the ladder and tried to bring it down all I could do was drop it from the opening in the garage ceiling.  Splat it went to the floor. It was heavy!

This morning I took out some oil and gave it a good rub down and amazingly enough it's in perfect condition.

The saddle has a number and every part of the leather is smooth and the construction is intact.. but then what do we know about saddles?
  It's not strange to find a saddle because this area of Jupiter, Fl is full of horse ranches and many people ride the trails and woods around here.

Whoa, I think I might need a horse to keep such a saddle!
Since neither of us ride this might just be an Ebay item.. 
If anyone out there in blogland knows anything about horses or saddles please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you and it will give us a starting point as to what we might do with it?

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