Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bedroom Closet Makeover

I've wanted to do something with our closet since we moved in to our house 4.5 years ago. The one hanging bar and shelf were just not enough in that small closet (and this is the biggest closet in our house!). After reseraching DIY options and some pre-made organizers, I decided to go with this CloseMaid organizer from Home Depot. The organizer was $53 and an additional hanging bar was $10 (it comes with three hanging bars). For that price, I decided to give it a try.

So we went to Home Depot on Saturday morning and bought it. I took everything out of the closet and this is what we were left with:

Kevin took down the metal hanging bar and then ripped out the wood self. When he was done, I did some major cleaning and got to work painting the trim inside the closet. I probably should have painted the walls too, because they were pretty faded, but I had already done two coats of primer and two coats of paint on the trim, and I was over painting for the weekend. 

I followed the instructions that came with the organizer and put the shelf part together myself. I had Kevin help me attach it to the wall and mount the hanging rods. We had to cut the hanging rods because our closet is so small, they wouldn't fit! But after cutting them all down slightly, it worked great. 

Then I got to work putting everything back. I still have some sorting and organizing to do, but it gives us so much more hanging space! I love it. Our clothes aren't packed so tight and we each have our own side. Definitely worth the $63 it cost to get this done in one weekend.

I love it! It feels so much more organized and it's not stuffed with clothes. Such a great way to make a big difference in a small closet.



  1. Omg that looks great! We've got a huge closet and too much crap, so we've been thinking about the Closet Maid to help us organize better...seeing this, I think it's worth the investment! Great job!

  2. It turned out awesome! Such a better use of the space!

  3. It looks so good! I'm sure you love it! Happy New Year!

  4. Wow! It looks so great! I'd say that's a definite win for such a small investment. So many closet systems can get so expensive. Also-- Totally understand being over the painting -- It can be a real drag, especially when you can only work on these projects on weekends. Nice job! :D

  5. What a huge improvement! And with a great price tag! I love what a little organization can do!

  6. This turned out wonderfully!! I need to fix my closet.... it makes zero sense.
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH!!