Wednesday, January 8

Master Closet Masterpiece

As a home owner, few things are as satisfying as really organizing the shit out of your space. Its true. Our closet before had stained nasty carpet, urine yellow walls, shelves in danger of falling off the walls, and they often did, makeshift solutions and awkward stuffing and shuffling. We hated it, and I routinely lost clothes in there. We researched a ton of options...well actually I knew I wanted wire elfa shelves, and I let O come to that conclusion as well, sort of hinting along the way. We have to let our men believe they come up with brilliant ideas all on their own. O put this all together himself though, so I have no legs to stand on.



1. Remove all the old crap, sell the old dressers, rip up the carpet. 
2. Paint the walls, and ceiling grey. I think this is Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore.
3. Lay down the least expensive Flor tiles I could find, on sale. Sadly they turned out to be very thin, and not great at holding up to dirt. They are more like felt pads, so we layed a carpet over it that we also bought on sale.
4. O put up all the closet components and fit everything in- took only one day.


We also both went though all of our clothes and donated many, many bags of things that we don't use.



Its so strange showing you my closet, kinda like too intimate, but its not like my bras are hanging out or anything. Next we put all the clothes back in, and our storage (we don't have a garage, just a shed, so we have to be super organized, and make the most of our generous closets and tall ceilings).

This is not styled at all, just as it looks right now, we have a lot left to organize and a lot to move around still. I did buy a very bright light fixture, partial flush so that it could have four sockets and not overheat, and its great to actually see what you are doing in there now!


Ack! My shoes roll out and I can see everything at once! Its amazing. I am obsessed with nude shoes as you can see.


My very favorite area, probably in the whole house! I moved my mirror inside the closet and we added an electrical socket in there so we can use it, how clever. I can put my make up on here, and I can see all of my jewelry, and accessories as well. The drawers below the vanity have my jewelry, bags, scarves, and a ton more. 


I kept my old jewelry trays to hold makeup, and its all divided by how often I use it so I have a main tray for basic things, then one just for lipstick, and one for fancy eye crap...you get the picture. Speaking of picture I love having a place that is a sentimental and personal bank. I have so many photos that are special to me, where I can protect them from the sun, and really enjoy them in a personal space. 

A place to hang long necklaces! Holy Crap! Makeup brushes divided between face/lips and eyes. That cozy West Elm rug is my meditation station. Its very nice to have something that feels fancy in the closet. I feel so much calmer about getting dressed now that I know where everything is...funny how that works. We call the closet our tranquility room. One more update is being made this week, and I will show you guys that when its done. 


It took us four years to finally get to this project, and it was not cheep. We are absolutely taking this whole party with us when we move from this house, whenever that may be. I am not about to part with my elfa, and it can be put back together in any room, it can be used for a million things!

14 comments:

  1. This is amazing. I love having little secret photo spots around the house, where you can pin up things that aren't for every guest and family member to peep at when they come over to eat your food and drink your beer. And the rug is definitely next level fancy.

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    1. Yes! Its like a secret little spot for personal things. Our quest bathroom is full of personal photos, and its always interesting when friends come over and they love to see our pics :)

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  2. Very smart to make the most of every inch of the space--and it feels warm and cozy and just like another room with the addition of your rug and the photos/keepsakes. Love it, love it.

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  3. it looks awesome. but i have to ask..do you really put on your make up in there? like for real?
    also, what are those gold bottles above the make up station? looks like shampoo maybe, that you're buying in bulk. and i see you have several bottle of the same perfume? do tell.

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    1. Yup, that mirror is bonkers good, dry shampoo, but that shit in bulk, it's a bunch of roger and galette men's cologne that my mom gave me. I would have noticed the same thing btw.

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  4. This is amazing! I think I need to go organize my closet...so inspiring. Love the organization and rug. What a cozy retreat. So happy for you! XO, Carrie

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    1. It feels so good to organize your space! Good luck

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  5. thank you. i suspect you have an inner doomsday prepper in you. ;) i use batiste dry shampoo btw. i can't seem to get the hang of the powder dry shampoos. i need the spray. and to fuck up the ozone layer.

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  6. I have to know the type/brand of dry shampoo. As a brunette it always look like powder...do tell what works!
    Love the closet.

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    1. Its just suave dry shampoo. It works well, is sooo cheep and smells nice. I hate that its a spray can though, the powders just kill me! So hard to use.

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  7. Inspiring. When we moved back into our renovated house nearly six (!?) years ago, I just threw stuff in the closet. Looks pretty much the same way now. This is just the inspiration I need.

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  8. MFAMB asked all the questions I wanted to know the answers to, too! I love love peeking into people's closets and storage areas (um... with their permission)! Your closet looks great and I am coveting it something fierce. Congratulations! Don't mind my drool.

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    1. Thanks! I also love seeing how other people organize, its addictive.

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