My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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The great closet adventure...part 2

It's been awhile since I shared with you!
I've been a little busy!
The closet is coming along and we are almost there
Yesterday...hubby installed the new french doors!
And hopefully this week...I will get them painted!

I  stained all of the amazing cabinetry! It turned out just like I had hoped!
I painted all of the crown moulding and baseboards and then....wallpapered the ceiling!

Do you recognize it?
It's my gift wrap we used here at Christmas!
I had my kids save it (they thought I was nuts!)
Nothing new

But I really love it and wanted to try this technique

I then wallpapered the walls

This wallpaper was the very first thing I bought for the "new house" 5 years ago!

It's Ralph Lauren (Go figure)

And although I bought it for the downstairs worked out to be perfect for my closet!

We are so...close!
The knobs and drawer pulls are scheduled for delivery on Monday!

And the carpet is backordered but should be here in about two weeks!
 But here
Is a little peek!

A few changes have been made
The mirror I bought for my ironing board concealment just didn't wok out but was perfect for the hallway!

And the chandy...well, it really hung down to far so we changed it out for another we had saved for the entry!

I can't wait to show you how everything looks!
And I will as soon as it is all installed!

As you might have guessed...

We were snowed in for a bit and even now the snow is falling once again but at least we finally cleared a path between houses!

I do hope you are all having a fabulous weekend
And that your week is just as wonderful!
I am returning to work this week!
More on the amazing transformation the store is undergoing real soon!

Until next time!


  1. Once again, love that little hideaway!

  2. I have been waiting for your closet reveal and the sneak peaks have not disappointed. As someone who shares a small closet with my son and granddaughter, I have SERIOUS closet envy!! Your's looks so wonderful. I know you are going to love it!!

  3. looks the wallpaper and ceiling paper - great pairing!


  4. Your closet is beautiful Donna! I can't wait to see the rest of it! Do you sell that paper that you put on the ceiling?? LOVE IT! Gorgeous girl! You have been busy. I was just thinking today how I hadn't seen a post from your recently and wondered how you were doing. Glad things are going well!!

  5. oh, I love it!!! its soooo elegant!

  6. What a beautiful closet! I can't wait to see more! Thanks so much for followinf simple dwellings. I'm so glad to find your blog!

  7. Great images here. You have a beautiful home.

    Thank you for following me.

  8. Hey Sweetie
    We are here in the sun...finally. Not a fun trip but worth it now
    The closet looks fabulous, can't wait to see it finished

  9. I think I'll be moving in!!
    love it!
    Stay warm,
    big hugs,

  10. You are teasing us with a taster Donna!

  11. Love it sweetie! You have been a busy bee :) You must share how you "wallpapered" the ceiling with the wrapping paper - love it!

    And I must say how adorable Tinker looks with snow all over romantic ;)


  12. Looking good! where's the pink? lol!

  13. If I had a closet like you, I would spend at least 30 minutes a day in there organizing and reorganizing my clothes!
    I love what you've done. It's beautiful.


  14. I can already tell the closet is going to be amazing - can't wait for the final reveal!

  15. I LOVE that idea of using that gift wrap to wallpaper your ceiling! Love the floral wallpaper, as well! What a special place you are creating!


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