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Master Closet Makeover

Dream Walk-in Closet!!!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

Kevin is such an awesome and thoughtful gift giver. He is famous on the blog for his fun and unique Christmas presents — like the time he surprised me with trips to Savannah and Europe.

And it’s not just with me, he has an amazing talent for thinking of especially meaningful gifts for every one he knows. He usually has better ideas for what to get my parents than I do. This year he surprised his mom with a trip to NYC — she had never been before and it has always been her dream to go at Christmas.

This year, Kevin surprised me with a dream closet makeover. He wrapped up a hot pink and white striped shoebox, and inside were sketches of our closet, drawn to scale, with sample ideas for the ultimate closet. I was over the moon. I have been wanting to do something fun with our master walk-in closet since the day we moved in!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

As you can see, our closet was in serious need of a makeover. Let’s take a look at the “before” pictures. The is the view from the door.

 

Her Side {BEFORE}

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

What I Wanted To Fix: I wanted to get my shoes up off the floor! They were always in a huge messy pile.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

I also seriously needed to do something about this sweater situation.

 

His Side {BEFORE}

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

What He Wanted To Fix: Kevin also needed some shelves for his sweaters. They were just piling up in the corner (as seen in the first photo in this post).

 

Getting Everything Out

Super easy trick for moving clothes. This way keeps all your clothes on their hangers, then you can just take off the bag when you hang them up again!

Right after we moved into this house we had Wilson Lumber come out and customize our pantry. (Be sure to check out the before and after photos!!) They did such a good job that we had them come back to do the closet. The night before they came we had the dreaded task of getting all our stuff out of the closet. But taking the hanging clothes out was MUCH easier with this simple hack! Cinching them in a trash bag kept all the clothes on their hangers, and then when I got ready to hang them back up again, all I had to do was take off the trash bag. So easy!

 

After

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

They came the next morning, and were done in less than 5 hours from start to finish. They took down all the old shelving, placed it in the garage for me, put up all the new shelves, rods, and cabinets, and cleaned up after themselves when they were done.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

Here’s my new side!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

All of the shelves, drawer fronts, and drawer pulls match the pantry. The Over-The-Door Mirror is from Pottery Barn.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

Just like the pantry, the master closet has a Push Button Door Switch. When you open the door, the light comes on!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

The new cabinet covered up the vent in the room, but they were able to put a vent in the base of the unit. I think I’ll paint it white so it blends in!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

Here’s Kevin’s new side…

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

He has plenty of shelves for his jeans and sweaters now! Plus lots of drawer storage for socks and t-shirts. And a vanity to collect his watch, coins, wallet, etc at the end of the day.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

And here’s a view of my new side.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

I have SO much more sweater storage now!!

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

I got Kevin one of these clothes folders for his birthday last year, and now he is a folding fiend!! That night, he took every single t-shirt out of his drawers and re-folded them — then organized them by color and occasion. As part of my Christmas present, he re-folded all my sweaters for me before I put them back in the closet. We’ll see how long I can keep them this way! ;)

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover. Wait til you see what's behind those doors!!

As for the cabinet…

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

It’s home to all my shoes! I definitely wanted a closed cabinet instead of open storage because my shoes aren’t that cute! ;)

Store and organize purses with a simple paper  sorter !

On the top shelf I have my purses and wallets organized with a paper sorter. I LOVE these dividers and use them all over the house. Here they are in my kitchen organizing my baking trays and pots and pans.

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

I moved all of my scarves into the big drawer. Before they were just draped over a clothes hanger. Multiple clothes hangers. (You can see them in the corner in the 4th photo from the top.) But they took up a lot of space and I hated hanging them back up after I wore them. I think I’d prefer to just toss them in a drawer. So we’ll see how I like them here for awhile. :)

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

Here’s one last view… I should probably change out that light fixture for something more stylish. And oh, haha, just noticed one bulb is burned out. Classy. ;) #keepinitreal

Dream Walk-in Closet Makeover

And the same view with all our stuff. :)

Check out more photos from our new house here!!

~ FAQs ~

Dimensions: The dimensions of our closet are: 148″ wide x 78″ long x 9 feet high. You can download a full copy of the plans for the closet and dimensions for all the shelves here: Download Closet Plans.

Paint Color: Unfortunately I don’t know the paint color in here. It was this color when we moved in, and they didn’t leave any leftover paint in this color in the garage. :(

MirrorOver-The-Door Mirror from Pottery Barn (Still in stock!!)

Thanks so much for looking! Let me know if you have any questions!