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Remember that fantastic closet in our master bedroom? It’s been such a functional dream to live with, but after a few months of looking at it, I became… bored.

Closet Hardware HGTV Design Happens - designer Erin Loechner - closet hardware

Metal knobs just weren't doing it for me anymore.

This happens often in the life of a design lover, and the feeling is often followed by a new paint job, upholstery makeover or sewing project. But in this case? All I needed was a few slabs of reclaimed wood (leftover from our Centennial Woods shelving project, as a matter of fact!) and some nails for a complete closet overhaul.

Closet Hardware HGTV Design Happens - designer Erin Loechner - closet hardware

From boring metal knobs to rustic wood pulls!

The project was easy enough, and after some sanding and cutting from my resident carpenter (Hi, Ken!), the only thing left to do was screw those pulls into the closet face. To be honest, the hardest part was measuring and ensuring each pull was 100% level.

Closet Hardware HGTV Design Happens - designer Erin Loechner - closet hardware

Sanding away! No one wants splinters when looking for clean socks.

Closet Hardware HGTV Design Happens - designer Erin Loechner - closet hardware

Cutting our reclaimed wood into equal segments gave new life to our spare scraps.

And, of course… the big reveal!

Closet Hardware HGTV Design Happens - designer Erin Loechner - closet hardware

Equal parts primitive and rustic, this closet now screams character, rather than boredom.

You know what this project means, don’t you? All that’s left to finish in the bedroom is installing a barn door and some vanity lighting, hanging a chandelier from the rafters and perhaps installing a custom nightstand unit. Progress is so, so sweet!

15 Responses

  1. KDMartin says:

    Has anyone checked out this new online site ContractorsThriftStore.com it's pretty neat

  2. carol says:

    I can't wait until I can create my very first closet creation! Carol Studio Interiors

  3. MEL says:

    The new pulls look great! As does everything else in your new home! Just wanted to take a quick second to let you know that every Wednesday, I wait with bated breath to see your new post about your newest home design. I LOVE what you guys have done with such a wonderfully inspiring blank canvas! Keep it coming!

  4. erin loechner says:

    Oh you are the sweetest, MEL — thank you!

  5. SusanBrown says:

    COLOR?????Why all the white? Add something to give your rooms some splash…all so black and white…brown and white…

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