Our DIY closet reveal day!! Woooo Hoooo! And I am PUMPED to share this space with you! The truth is that I’ve been a closeted closet admirer for some time now. I pin them, I pine over them. Then I put the dream away for another time.
But not anymore. Once in a while, stars align. Or, in our case, you move into a home that has a completely random and otherwise useless room over the garage. A room that is only accessible by walking through your master bedroom.
And after the requisite 2-year marital debate (which I detail in all it’s glory in this post) over what the space should become, feminine sense and judgement finally prevailed (read: the least stubborn person finally caved in order to preserve whatever sense of calm and serenity could be salvaged on the home front). Plus, one of the options on the table was an exercise room. And that just sounded WAY too ambitious ? ? for either of us.
So we embarked on our DIY closet mission ? ? yippeeeee!!! And I could NOT be more THRILLED with how it turned out.
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Isn’t she lovely? Definitely don’t mean me. I’m speaking of the closet. I can’t stop smiling. Below, you can see how this DIY closet space looked before we moved into this house.
Below is another BEFORE SHOT. This one is the master bedroom. See that darkened doorway to the left of the bed in the shot? That’s the doorway to the eventual closet space.
And here’s that view (not exactly the same angle, but close) today:
Originally, we had planned to put a door between the bedroom and the closet area, but now that the closet is done, we are thinking of just leaving it open. What would you do?
Now let me take you through the new space! ?
That beautiful settee, teak side table and rug are all Hayneedle.com items. As is the monogramed blanket…
The closets units themselves that we installed around the perimeter of the room were all purchased secondhand. We scoured Craigslist and local yard sale sites, and within a couple weeks, we had scraped together all the pieces we needed. And it looks perfect! Going the route of purchasing used instead of new saved us thousands of dollars.
I wrote all about how to find used furniture like we OFTEN do via Craiglist and FB yard sales (another one of my fave secondhand sources) in this post.
Above is the view from the dormer window area of the closet, which I’ll show you in a sec. The step up there leads back into our bedroom. That beautiful wood and chrome table is another Hayneedle item.
I’ve gotta say this little dormer area has now become one of my favorite parts of this DIY closet space. It had been completely wasted space, as you can see below in the BEFORE SHOT:
And now, it’s a pretty and functional place for a little floating vanity table,
as well as another awesome spot for storing my favorite shoes,
the clear acrylic purse holders are something I’ve gotta admit I’m particularly proud of.
GUESS what they are??!! Medical file holders. Yes…like the kind you see at your doctor’s office. They’re inexpensive, and work GREAT for storing and showcasing purses!
I used a similar product for a wall-mounted magazine holder round the corner, as you can see above. And it comes in handy, because this is now a space I am in A LOT.
Instead of hiding out in the bathroom when Mommy’s in need of a zen moment, I escape to the closet.
It’s a bit modern, a bit glam, and WAY more “Real Housewives” of you-name-the-city, than I EVER expected or even wanted to have in my home. But, if I had to make the choice again of home office versus home gym versus closet for this space…
I’d choose closet again, and again, and again.
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