This title should really be DIY Closet Makeover Third Edition. Since we moved in 8 years ago, this closet has seen some changes. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to see how the closet has changed and stayed the same, plus how I finally transformed it into the closet of my dreams.
The Storage Closet
When we moved in the closet was set up with a lot of cheap shelving and places to hang clothes. It ended up being a storage closet for a long time, which was a waste of valuable space. Also I never realized how big the closet was since it was jam packed full of stuff.
The Office Storage
The first DIY Closet Makeover involved an office. We decided to keep the doors on so all of the office supplies and printer could be hidden away when not in use. I think it was a great use of space and an extra place to prep documents and also not worry about it being messy. Then things changed, once we found out we were having twins!
The Nursery Closet
The easiest solution (when 5 months pregnant with twins) is to paint, so that is all we did, on the second DIY Closet Makeover. Added some wonderful light purple paint and a small clothing bar. This was a simple way to update the closet and use it for the girls room. We also decided to take the doors off so it was open to the space. This made the room feel bigger and forced me to put away all of the laundry.
The Walk In Closet
Could you imagine in the third round of DIY Closet Makeover that there would be this MUCH SPACE?! I didn’t. We used the Ikea closet tool and entered in the dimensions. At first Mark wanted to do one side and the back wall. He didn’t think there would be enough room to stand in the middle. I fought for the walk in closet, my defence, in the original plans this closet was a true walk through and was connected to the bathroom, there had to be enough room. I was, of course, right!
When I finally hung the last pieces of clothing in the closet, I almost cried. Not because I finally had a closet to myself, but of all the amazing pieces I had collected. If you’ve been here awhile you know I love thrifting and this closet shows off every beautiful item. My closet is probably ninety percent thrifted with pieces from Dior, Anthropologie, Joie, Babaton, Wilfred, and so much more! I have a designer wardrobe on a MAJOR BUDGET.
To bring it all together I went to my local Salvation Army thrift store to find stylish decor. There are so many things you can add to a closet to help with organization, style, and to add something unique. I was so happy with the beautiful items I found that also helped me to contain all of my jewelry! This closet is a dream come true.