Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 13 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
This walk-in closet makeover was well overdue and I am excited to walk you through our new master walk-in closet today! Our space is rather small compared to some of the closets that you may be used to seeing. I honestly didn’t think there was much to do with it until we had an amazing company come through and show us examples of the possibilities. If you have small closets in your home, I highly suggest having a company come through to show you the configuration options because I seriously thought this closet was a total loss. I feel like we gained so much space with it and it’s not an eye sore anymore either! 😉
We will begin this tour with the before images. The rods were WAY to close to the shelving and with the plastic hangers we had, we had to use all of our might to even get a shirt off the rod. The amount of swearing that occurred while getting dressed in the morning was off the charts. The small shoe “rack” in the back of the closet barely held 10 pairs of shoes and was more of an inconvenience than anything else and took up too much space. The shelving we had required a stool to be present in the closet at all times in order to reach the top and it was pretty obnoxious because our kids thought it was a game to constantly steal the stool and place it in hidden areas of the house.
There she is! The most worthless closet in all of history. My only request for the closet makeover was built in drawers for me to roll my tanks, shirts, shorts and sweaters. I was skeptical as to how it would all come together in this small space but I am SO happy! One of my amazing followers over on IG messaged me when I was talking about making over this closet and recommended the business her father worked for and we were so happy with them. If you are local in Connecticut, feel free to reach out to them and let them know that I sent you! The owner is retired police and very personable! 🙂
The after image makes my heart so happy! I am a woman that needs her life to be organized so just looking at this makes my day. After I cleared the whole closet out, I made three piles. Donations, Give to Friends and Keep. I cleared out about a third of everything in here so that it would fit nicely. I didn’t want to stuff the closet completely full and less is always more. It’s much easier to get dressed when you have less! Quality over quantity for sure.
This runner rug is too long for the space, but I just curled it under at the end. I loved the color of it so much and the way it looked with the wallpaper that I knew I had to make it work for the space! You can find it here!
I finally chucked all of our plastic hangers in the garbage where they belong and bought the thin velvet hangers and I love them. My tops no longer fall off the hangers and they are nice and thin. I got mine here!
I picked up these linen shoe boxes when they were on sale and love putting my “luxury” shoes in here. I’m not a huge shoe gal so I don’t own any designer ones but I put my “fancier” ones in here! They also have these ones that stack easily for a more affordable price too!
On the back side of the walls on either side, I put a ton of these command hooks to hang belts, necklaces, purses and more! They are the perfect size and they hold up so well! You can’t see them when you look into the closet either!
Grab the hooks here!
All we had prior to the makeover was a bulb in the ceiling so I dressed it up a bit with this simple globe light fixture and it was only $13!
The wallpaper was super easy to put up and the walls were a bit distressed and to be honest, I have no time to paint right now so wallpaper it is! You can find this one here!
Problem with getting your closet upgraded? You’ll want to tackle all the other closets now too 😉
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