Monday, June 1, 2015

DIY: Simple Closet Makeover on a Budget

Hello! I have been dreaming about my very own beautiful "His & Hers" closet since I started this blog 3 years ago, and it has finally happened! Stay tuned for the details below.

I do not know why it took me so long to make this amazing closet happen, but I am glad I did and it was not has horrible as I thought! My husband was ecstatic to move back into our closet, I had kicked his clothes out to the laundry room and he hated it, but I need the extra room. I'm sorry honey, but welcome back!

  • 12x1 utility shelving (8 ft.) - 1 on hand, purchased 2 for $12
  • 4x1 pine boards -  on hand
  • 2 storage cubicles - on hand, purchased a couple of years ago for storage in my laundry room
  • 1 dowel rod (1 1/8 in.) - 1 on hand, purchased 1 for $10
  • 4 dowel rod end support - purchased 2 packs for $6
  • white paint - on hand
TOTAL- $28!

The first thing we did was remove everything from our closet. That was the worst part, the things that accumulate over the years is insane. I did some major decluttering and got rid of (donated and threw away) a lot of clothes. I do not have a picture of the "true" before picture because once I start a project, getting my camera to capture it is just not possible when I'm on a cleaning mood.

Next, my husband removed the old hardware and boards holding the shelf. Be very careful while doing this, it will take some patience. Do not make a hole in your wall.

My four year old son helped by dissembling both 4x2 storage cubicles, we had to take them apart to cut them and make 3x2 storage cubicles to have the right length. 

I painted the areas where my husband removed the boards and assembled the storage cubicles.

This is where I decorated with scrapbooking paper (optional). Place the shelf over the two side boards.

Next, screw boards to hold the top shelf and paint the boards.

Install the dowel rod support hardware to each end.

One side is done, next side is next.

After finishing the other side, it should look like this.

Next, move to the top boards and install the rod support to each end.

It should look like this.

And you are done, lastly is organizing the mountain of clothes I'm sure you have. We added more shelves to wrap around for more storage.

This is the top of my closet!

On the top left shelf I have baskets containing hats, gloves, swimwear, and extra jeans.

On the top right shelf I have my husband work clothes.

On the left side I have my pajamas, workout clothes, and my frame necklace holder.
On the right side I have a holder to keep our belts and his ties, and his t-shirts.

I'm so obsessed with this rose gold necklace holder I made; it is so beautiful! I created this with a 8x10 picture frame, a thin piece of plywood, cup hooks, and spray paint.

On each storage cube I keep:
Top cubicles
  • sweaters
  • sunglasses
  • jewelry
  • basic t-shirts
  • t-shirts
  • over the shoulder bags
Bottom cubicles
  • pretty heels
  • colorful jeans
  • shorts
  • bras
  • "Her" socks/underwear
  • "His" socks
My jewelry cube contains bracelets, ear rings, and rings. I made the bracelet holder with a paper towel tube, newspaper stuffing, fabric, piece of wood as a base, and a stick.

I love this frame, my rose gold wedding ring set holder. I made this with just some fabric and polyester stuffing.

This is the bottom of my closet!

On the left bottom, I keep my "most used" shoes here, some aren't visible underneath my clothes.

On the right bottom, I keep my husbands "most used" shoes here, next to the chevron laundry basket.

I keep the rest of the shoes that does not fit in our closet under our bed.

I hope you found some inspiration to tackle your own closet.
Thanks for reading!

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