I've been MIA these past days, lots of stuff going on in my family, first of all, it's Summer and as usual our schedule is all wacky!
This past week my daughter turned 18. Hard to believe! Just yesterday she was a baby. Time flies.
By the way, she has her driver learner's permit, took driving lessons, and is right now completing her driving hours.
Ha, I think they're all done! I'm usually the responsible adult who sits by her side while she drives, and you know what? She wants to go everywhere all day long!
Mr. RLC had knee surgery ... So, one more that cannot go places without me!
In the spare time I have between driving and driving I've been working on my son's room. ;)
My last post was about inspiration I gathered on-line to create a build-in wall around his bed, but alas, I decided to begin working on the closet instead.
This next picture shows you how my son kept his closet. Most of the time the door was closed, he didn't use it.
It's a very small closet 48" x 24", you can see the layout of his bedroom in the picture below.
One of the things I hate about this closet, besides the lonely wire shelving, is the swing door.
So, my plan was to get rid of the door and the small surrounding wall around it. And replaced those two with a sliding door as seen in the after of the room's layout.
Warning: Before attempting to remove any wall you have to make sure it's not a load bearing wall.
With my plan all set, I began my work by removing the trim on the door.
Then, the drywall. Remember to use a utility knife to score and separate the areas you want to remove from the areas you want to keep. In my case the corners and ceiling line.
Once the Sheetrock was removed I was left with the frame and door. You can remove the door easily using a reciprocating saw with a metal blade, scoring in between the door frame and the 2 x 4s to where the door is attached, cutting the nails. It's kind of unbelievable but I don't have a reciprocating saw, I had to use my oscillating tool, it worked just fine. ;)
The wall frame looked so sturdy but surprisingly it was kind of easy to remove.
The trick was to cut the 2x4s mid way and pull off the pieces, wiggling them, until they came out.
The remaining 2x4s attached to the walls were also cut in half before pulling them away. The one on the ceiling was pull out with the "gentle persuasion" of a pray bar.
Now I have some gaps that need to be patched.
The before and after.
And hey, stay tuned for my next post where I'm gonna show you my plans for the inside and a bit of the work already done.
The following are all the links to each of the projects done in this room: