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« on: July 05, 2010 08:53:22 PM »

The previous owners turned the master bedroom into a living-room by cutting a huge hole in the closet. We tried sleeping in the tiny back bedroom for over a year but couldn't stand it anymore and have now moved into the master bedroom and re-hung the door. Problem is - there is this huge gaping hole in the closet. Until we get the time and money to rebuild the actual wall, I was trying to think of something creative to cover it that wouldn't be an eyesore. It's right there as you walk through the front door of our house so it's important to us that it looks at least halfway decent from that side. I could care less what it looks like in the closet lol

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EDIT* the pictures are taken from the main (living/dining) room of the house looking into the closet of the master bedroom. The closet is actually very tiny.. it only extends as far as the white paint goes. The blue paint is the master bedroom.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010 09:15:46 PM »

How about a drape?  I am picturing a tapestry with a nice lining and maybe a little trim or tassel...something like that.  And then use the same fabric to cover a couple of pillows or other accent to tie it all in.  Let us know what you end up doing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010 09:56:20 PM »

So what we are looking at is the back of the closet, looking into your bedroom then?  It doesn't look like there is much space from the doorframe of the front door to the wall, otherwise I would suggest making a hinged screen, or bookcase.  What about just a big wall hanging/quilt to cover the hole until you rebuild the wall.  My only worry would be if someone tries to lean against whatever covering you have there, thinking there is wall behind it, and falling through.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010 10:22:41 PM »

id say a folding screen and u could screw it flat to the wall or a few big panels of fabric, like make some rectangles n stretch fabric over it, make it arty? whats on the other side of the room? if its a lounge room make the panels out of co ordinating fabrics to that room so afterwards you could still use it as art ? or a cheap bamboo curtain might not be the most attractive thing but maybe theme it asian on the outside of the bedroom?
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010 10:44:22 PM »

I agree with jeepers, I think a nice curtain would look really elegant. You could just get a fancy curtain rod and hang it like you would above a window, and then hang the curtain set so you can part it in the middle to walk in and then close it when you're done. That's an awesomely huge closet, too! I like the idea of tying it in by using similar colors on other things in your room.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010 11:58:50 AM »

Ok, I added a few more pics and a better description of what you are looking at. Sorry about that  Embarrassed

I never thought of someone falling through a curtain.. hmm. And we have since installed the shelf and hanging rod back into the closet and those would really hurt to fall into. I suppose that if I did the curtain thing I could get hubby to screw a sheet of plywood over the hole first. That way no one could fall through. Someone gave me a really pretty set of drapery rods and hangers before we moved.. this could be the perfect use! I'll start checking Goodwill for something pretty to hang there. I noticed they get a lot of curtains and drapes.

Thank you so much for all the ideas! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010 01:54:21 PM »

not sure what your decor is- but maybe beads? a bit more fluid then the curtain which has it's + and -. good luck! it's amazing how 1 person's amazing idea is another's bane of existance isn't it? lol
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010 12:29:50 AM »

if your going to pay for plywood to cover the hole maybe just put up a sheet to cover it and just wait till u can afford to get it fixed coz either way its going to cost you money and yeh itd be mad funny if someone fell through and pulled all ur clothes down i can see it now *mind movie* ***giggles alot*** ahhh that put a smile on my face Tongue or atleast cut it into a rectangle and put in the end peices of the wall and just put up a curtain rod and make it double sided access lol that way its like a hall coat closet as well as ur wardrobe Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010 08:59:01 AM »

Plywood covered in nice fabric on the living room side.
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Use it as an accent "niche" with fabric on the back (bedroom side) tall object d'art in the living room.
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