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DIY Mission: Dream Wardrobe

written by Amber June 28, 2016

 

 

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They say you only wear 30% of your wardrobe but I blame that mostly on the wardrobe itself. If you can’t see it chances are you are not going to wear it, so with my fist in the air I say “Break the cycle and build yourself a kickass walk-in”. That was my angle anyway and after 7 years of marriage, my husband knows, happy wife, happy life .

However, to really get it across the line I needed to make sure ‘project walk-in’ wasn’t going to break the bank so after a swirl on the google machine I was excited to find CabJaks.co.nz , a NZ owned manufacturer that enables you to design and build a custom wardrobe for a fraction of the cost, seriously. Now imagine Charly and his Golden Ticket.. I was very excited.

The team at CabJaks were absolutely lovely to deal with and went out of their way to turn our order around in a few days so we had it before the long weekend. Everything comes flat packed and is easily assembled.. however they have great online videos to guide you through.

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In the design process I made a conscious effort to have as much hanging space and open shelves as I could, it’s a great way to showcase off your clothing and it keeps the cost down.

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It was important to me to include a makeup station in the design so we measured up the middle section of what is a very large window (and what threatened to be waisted space) and ordered a mirror to fit perfectly within the frame. It was a rather genius move as all that natural light is a god send when doing makeup.

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It’s just a small thing but it was important to my obsessive self to have everything white. So I sprayed the poles and the fixtures to get my matchy matchy on

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Possibly a little over eager to move in but how good does it look. See what I mean about the white poles?

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Happiness is ..   (FYI the shoe that’s missing is getting fixed #OCDfail)

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Part of really getting that showroom feel is having the right coathangers. The all white option instantly lifts the room and streamlines the clothing. This is something I had to have, I hunted around and found SureStyle.co.nz  had everything at great prices, especially when buying in bulk. Having great coat hangers like these are a once in a lifetime purchase so I saw it as an investment that my future self would be greatful of 🙂

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The makeup table itself (bought off Trademe) came with a much smaller table top so the team at CabJaks custom made a much longer panel that fit nicely under the window.

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I’m looking for a cute little glass top display table to pop in the middle.. for now, I’ve just used two bedside tables backed against each other.

I hope this has been a bit helpful, I’m absolutely over the moon with how it came out. Please feel free to ask questions 🙂

Amber x

 

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