Okay folks, this makeover isn’t about pretty, it’s about function. You saw what our tiny master closet looked like:
Help me, Rhonda. I really let it go because I knew I was EVENTUALLY going to get to it, so why bother?
I had this rad plan when my husband was going to be out of town for 3 days to surprise him with a master bedroom makeover when he came home. I was going to be awesome and organize the closet, paint, makeover a dresser, make a headboard and create a beautiful retreat to welcome him home. Then, I got sick with a stomach bug the day he left. Then 3 of the 5 kids got it. Uggghhhh.
Soooooo, I greeted him with a closet makeover and some Lysol instead.
and then sent 40% (thank you Katie Goldworthy in the comments for the 40%!) of the stuff to the Goodwill. Out went anything that hadn’t been worn the previous year. That eliminated a lot.
The thing that bugged me most about this closet was the dead space on the sides that made it really hard to get to the clothes at the end of the rod. So, I tried to make the dead space work for me by placing two rods on each side and made the clothes face out to me.
All you need is a drill, a large dowel (wooden rod), some rod holders for each end, and some wall anchors if you won’t be drilling into a stud in the wall. I did the same thing on my side and that doubled our closet space right there! Our closet light needs to be replaced~it was smelling hot (yikes!) so I didn’t mess with it and the pics aren’t great, but you get the idea.
Then, for the middle section I picked up two brackets with the rod holders and mounted another clothes rod and a shelf on top. I also got this martha stewart cube storage at Home Depot (no affiliation with either, although I should be by now!!) for 39.99 plus a few bins to hold socks, paint clothes, swimsuits, etc.
We were using part of my son’s closet across the hall for suits, skirts, ties, etc. but I was able to move everything into this closet and the 2 dressers we have in the room. Isn’t it amazing what throwing stuff out and making a closet functional can do for your mood?! I love our closet now :) Have you come up with any creative solutions for small closets?