I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to share this room with you all. After planning, designing, and budgeting for a couple months, we spent about three weeks renovating the closet, working a few nights a week after work and a couple full weekends to complete this project. While the closet was being worked on, our house became quite the construction zone. Tools in every room of the house, clothes in piles in the laundry room and our bedroom, and what seemed like clutter and mass chaos everywhere we looked. I’m happy to say it’s done and our house is back to it’s old self. But better. With a new custom closet that we are in love with. I almost hate to show these before pictures because it was atrocious. We didn’t even realize how awful our closet situation was, but looking back at these pictures we realize this was much needed. Clothes were just piled everywhere and it was completely unorganized. I wish I could say I took these pictures on an abnormally messy day, but that would be a lie. Try not to be too hard on us…
“Mike’s side” had hanging storage above, laundry baskets and a safe below, and piles of clothes and shoes all around.
We started this project by purging. We took 10 bags of clothes to Goodwill and it felt awesome. We didn’t wear half the clothes we had and they were just taking up space in an already cluttered area. Here is the closet after clearing everything out.
Yes, this old dresser was part of the closet. Really, it just added to the clutter.
This was the only shelving we had before. We wanted something more practical for our needs.
Every inch of this closet was made by us. From cutting and painting the wood for the shelves, to making the roman shade, hanging the fabric wall, making our own pendant light, building the storage boxes for our clothes and laundry baskets to match, and adding little decorative touches to make it a beautiful space to get ready for the day. I have lots of tutorials planned coming up to tell you how we overhauled this room, but today I’m going to go enjoy the closet:)
UPDATE: Tutorials have been posted! See how we made the DIY storage boxes, DIY pendant light, and easy hat rack! I also shared tutorials on our DIY Roman Shade, the custom shelving wall, and the hanging “His and Hers” side.
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