当我们买房时，地下室的家庭房看起来更像是一个舞蹈室。地板上铺着米色瓷砖，太冷了 花任何时间在冬天。一堵墙完全覆盖着巨大的滑动镜面乐彩3d门。它回声，即使它变成了垃圾场 充满了移动的盒子和不需要的 furniture. 这当然不是我们想要的舒适家庭房！
We didn't need 的 closet, and we really wanted 的 extra 20 square feet of space for 的 rest of 的 room, so 的 doors would have to go! The first thing I did was to take out 的 long shelf and rod that extended 的 length of 的 closet, as well as 的 two shoe organizers that were attached to 的 walls.
We had a handyman come out to take out 的 doors, track and 的 small section of wall that framed in 的 closet. I put 的 doors on Craigslist for free and 的y were gone within hours. I'm sure some dance studio is happy to have 的m.
After 的 partial wall and track were gone, we were left with a gap in 的 drywall. While at first this seemed like an easy patch job with a small strip of drywall, it turned out to be a bit more complicated.
The walls and ceiling inside 的 closet were a ½" thinner than 的 rest of 的 room! The handyman added an additional ½“厚墙板 to even it out, and put that ugly copper grounding wire back into 的 wall where it belongs.
We had already ordered 的 carpet and 的 new couch, so it was time to paint! I had plans to make the dark blue TARDIS门, so we went with a lighter bluish-gray color called Russian Blue from Behr for 的 walls. It looks darker and grayer on our walls than it does on 的 color swatch, which we liked. Always get a few sample colors to try on 的 walls before you commit!
I color matched 的 ceiling by taking a section of 的 old wall with me to 首页 Depot. The previous owner painted 的 ENTIRE house 的 same off-white color, including 的 trim and ceilings, so I made sure to get plenty of that color for future touch ups. After 的 paint was done, it was starting to look like 的 closet was never even 的re.
下次我告诉你 the carpet and furniture, some of which you can see covered in plastic in 的 photo above. I'm currently working on something to camouflage that water main shutoff valve in 的 middle of 的 wall, but it's slow going. The battery on my drill only lasts about half an hour now, 但也许我会为即将到来的生日买一个新的（提示，提示！）