This is the current closet.
1. Take away outlet (not kiddo safe) and replace with a light switch. Complete the electrical work for ceiling lights.
2. Finish dry walling the space. Re-mud the existing drywall.
3. Connect ceiling lights.
5. Rip out old carpet, and add new carpet.
6. Accessorize :). Shelving/cubbies, floor pillows, etc...
So far, we have completed ripping out the old carpet. It was nasty and had probably never been cleaned. That took all of 10 minutes.
Also, we completed the electrical work. We knew in advance that the electrical would be the most time consuming and tricky of them all. Good news is that Michael's dad is a licensed electrician, so he grew up knowing a good bit of electrical stuff. Plus if we have questions, then we have a licensed electrician on speed dial :). I will say that this process took way more time than expected. It was definitely a learning experience, and a little bit of trial and error. I know way more than I did before, but honestly, I would only make a 50 if I was tested, so the details won't be mentioned here.
We have also cut the drywall. It goes up tonight!
Hopefully by the end of the week, we will have the drywall up, painted walls, carpet on the floors(if it comes in on time), and lights connected! We are kinda falling in love with home improvement projects these days, especially fun ones like this! Stay tuned for the final product!