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I’m still in shock that this is the same space, especially looking back at the “before” pictures! And that I did most of it myself with some help from Tyler!
But first, I wanted to share some of the accessories I’ve purchased for this closet that has made things more organized. First, I bought this belt organizer and it’s very useful! The only downside is that you have to place your belts on it evenly from front to back because it will tip like a seesaw, but it does it’s job well and the price is good!
I also really love these velvet hangers but Tyler hates them. So they are only on my side of the closet. Just putting laundry away isn’t too bad, but switching all of your clothes over from plastic to velvet hangers was a little annoying and time consuming. But I love them because they look nice and uniform and none of my clothes fall off! Even if you only had a few for things that fall off the hanger easily I’d say it’s worth it.
But I won’t lie, my OCD will probably get the better of me and I will at least switch all his multicolored mismatched hangers out for at least the same color plastic ones so it looks a little nicer than what it does now. He doesn’t care though.
I’m also LOVING these purse/bag organizer hooks! They keep my bags hung nice and neat!
Of course baskets or bins are always very helpful! This one I got from Home Goods years ago so I don’t have the link to it. But here are some that are similar! It’s helpful to buy containers that fit the space you are putting them in well.
We have a larger laundry basket in our bedroom, but since I’ve moved all my clothes that were in my dresser in here and I change in here most of the time it’s helpful to also have a laundry basket in this space. I found this small one that fits the space really well without being in the way.
It also has wheels and can be tied at the top.
I also wanted my underwear drawer to be more organized, so I bought this soft drawer organizer that comes with several different pieces and I love it!
I also have this hat organizer in my amazon cart.
Of course this closet has to be functional AND pretty! I found this Chris Loves Julia Loloi rug and knew it would be perfect for the space! Loloi is my absolute favorite and this one is REALLY soft underfoot!
As mentioned in the last post, I bought different drawer handles for this space but I didn’t like them with these drawer fronts when they came in. I ended up using some I had on hand and they fit perfectly in here!
I even added some of the wallpaper in the bottoms of all the drawers as a fun added touch!
Of course I’m loving these drawers that came from the Cabinet Door Store! Even though I still need to add some edge banding to them.
Now, a trip down memory lane. This is when we first moved in.
Here’s what it looked like more organized.
And this is the state it was in right before we renovated it and right after we renovated the guest bedroom. All the extra stuff from the guest bedroom ended up in here and we both wanted to pull our hair out!
We removed all the clothes and put them on a metal rolling clothes rack so they would be more accessible. We removed the flooring because I wanted to replace it with a tile that would continue throughout the closet and bathroom. Then we removed all the shelving so we had a blank slate to work with.
I had to build these cabinets inside the closet because they would be too big to fit through the closet door once they were put together. Luckily I had JUST enough room for this! I cut all these down myself from 4×8 sheets of plywood.
Granted I’m small at 4’11, but theses cabinets were huge!
The reason for the weird framing in the back is because there is a hidden room back there that’s about 18in by 7ft.
Then we put the drywall and a mirror and made that space disappear!
I painted the mirror black and rub n buffed it gold but hated it, so I ended up painting it a mix of some beige colors I had on hand.
Tyler helped me install the wallpaper, not sure I could have done this part on my own.
I replaced the floor with this cool white hexagon ceramic tile by Riad Tile. The hexagon shape isn’t the easiest to get perfect, but I really love the way it turned out! I used grout in the color Driftwood.
We replaced our closet door with a solid core door from Masonite because it just felt more substantial considering we have the secret room in here that we use as a gun safe. I trimmed it out and did lots of painting!
Now, without further ado, here are all the drool worthy before and after photos! Anyone else love organization as much as I do??
I mean…can you believe this transformation?!
The mirror is locked with a magnetic lock and opens with a magnetic key fob.
Closet links can be found here.
Next up, removing the bathroom floor tile and installing the white hexagon tile.