I finally have my master closet makeover reveal ready for you! We ran into a couple of issues that held us up a bit longer than I had hoped – one item was out of stock for awhile, and shipment was delayed on another item due to an error. But….it’s finally finished, and I’m thrilled with the way it turned out!
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Let’s start with a brief (very brief) tour of the ‘before,’ shall we? I have been wanting to redo this closet for a couple of years now, and it won’t be hard to see why. I’m guessing that this closet hadn’t been touched since the house was built in the 1960s.
There were two clothing bars that ran the length of the closet on either side. Two shelves sat above the rails, and the previous owners had added a million individual hooks to the back wall. And that was it.
There wasn’t even a light fixture in there. It was just an exposed light bulb. And as you can see, the lighting was terrible. Yikes!
We also really didn’t have much organization going on in there. Stuff was just thrown up onto the shelves. We had multiple different shoe racks in multiple different places. Hats and bags hung randomly on the back wall. And so on and so forth.
Clearly, it was time for an update.
After looking around pretty extensively at various closet systems, I decided to go with the IKEA Pax system.
I had made a list of all of the features that I needed to have in the closet, and the Pax system checked all of the boxes. I loved how easy it was to mix and match pieces of this system to suit exactly what I needed. Plus, it was a bit more affordable than some of the other companies I looked at.
So, without further ado, here is the ‘after.’
I love how bright and clean it looks now!
It’s amazing how much storage space we actually gained by doing this. We were able to eliminate a piece of furniture from our bedroom (a large lingerie chest), because there is so much drawer space. And, I still have two empty drawers in there just waiting to be filled. (A family friend came over recently, and my husband showed her the newly renovated closet. When she noticed the empty drawers, she said, “Amy needs more clothes!” Haha! Noted.)
My husband and I both love all of the little extra features in here. We each have our own pull out tie-rack (or scarf rack, in my case).
The belt tray is great for keeping belts in order and easily accessible. And the pull out shoe racks are awesome.
And my husband loves the clothes hook for when he is packing to go out of town.
Probably my favorite thing in the whole closet, though, is the light fixture. Originally, I wanted to do some type of chandelier, but I realized that we just didn’t have enough space for it. I love the fact that I still get the glitz from this flush mount without having to sacrifice space.
It casts such a pretty pattern on the ceiling, too.
I then ended up choosing the rug and the mirror because they both fit with the sunburst pattern of the light. Admittedly, I was a bit worried that the mirror would be a bit over the top, but I actually really love it. I also love the pop of color that the rug provides.
So, there you have it. Master closet = done.