Sunday, February 22, 2015

Master Closet Makeover (on a budget)


You know those closets that you see on Pinterest that look just amazing?  Well... I don't think they are realistic at all.  Especially when you are on a tight budget.  Our closet was not very functional for two people so we knew that was the first project we needed to go ahead and tackle.  So Friday, I pulled everything out of the closet.  Then, using paint we already had (aka, half a gallon of this, 2 samples of this and that, plus some white mixed in), I painted Friday night.  And by the way... this is the first closet I've ever painted.  It will definitely not be the last.  If you are planning on painting your closet... keep in mind you are in a very tight space and the fumes are a little crazy.  Darren worked all day Saturday trying to make everything work better.  We were able to reuse a little bit of the material that was in there but we knew we needed a shelving unit because we don't have a linen closet.  So after a trip (or 2) to Lowes and lots of sweat equity, Darren built some shelves and put everything back together the way we wanted it to go.  I think it's so much better.  We still need to figure out some shoe storage and some different lighting but that can all wait.  He did a great job :) I'm a lucky girl...


 
What does your master closet look like?  Do you need to make it function better?  

20 comments:

  1. Oh our closet if horrible! We moved into a 1970's house and I am sure your closet..compared to ours.. is a mansion..Ours is horrible!

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    1. I've had teeny closets before too. The closet space was one of the lures of the townhouse. Thanks for the comment ;)

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  2. That closet is HUGE! That's bigger than all of the ones in the house put together. I love the makeover you did!

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  3. When I lived in Atlanta, I had a huge master closet. It has a lot of those RubberMaid shelves. It was OK but I'd love a custom closet.

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  4. I need to reorganize my closet in a bad way. I'm in the process o cleaning out, but once I get rid of everything, I'm going to be organizing. Your's looks great!

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    1. I still need to go through and get rid of quite a bit of my clothes. I still have maternity clothes hanging in there that need to be boxed away for the time being. Good luck on the organizing :)

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  5. Luckily, we have some built-in shelves in our closet that have come in handy. It isn't perfect but it's a really nice closet for a house built in the 70's.

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    1. I'm thinking wardrobes were simpler in the 70s. Maybe we should go back to that lol

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  6. Looks good. It's so nice to have an organized space!

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    1. It's definitely much better than it was :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow!! I would love to make over my closet! Our master (really all closets in the house) is so tiny, so it's really hard to do much in there!

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  8. Closets are one of the most important rooms in my house! HA!!! I mean, if you have a crap closet, nothing will be organized and you'll lose so much stuff. An organized closet is the way to go! Looks great!

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  9. I live in a small apartment so my closet isn't much, I dream of what my closet will look like when I have my own home. (wish you had made your pics a lot larger they are hard to see)

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  10. I Wish i was this organized! Half the time I can't even find a hair bow!

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  11. i love it !! I so need to do this to my closet!

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  12. I need a lot of space in my closet! lol. I love built in shelves and lots of drawers and sharing with another person you definitely have to be organized! Enjoy your new closet!

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