Home Life Blog: Beautifying My Closet Project

October 2, 2014

Beautifying My Closet Project



There has been a project on my mind for a few months now and I'm so glad that I'm finally getting started on it!  Remember that Tour Through Blogland post I did a few weeks ago where I let you in on my next project, aka my closet?  Well I'm excited to finally show you how my project is coming along and all the plans I have for it!


Don't be expecting amazing after photos and beautifully displayed pieces just yet.  I'm still in the baby stages of this project and I'm thinking of making this a series to keep you all up-to-date on the little things I'm doing to reach my end goal.



You see, I have a complicated layout and I actually don't have a closet at all!  I just have a little section of a wall that is between another wall and a fridge.  

I used to have pictures hanging in this section because it was the first place I would go to in the morning to get dressed and seeing all these pictures would make me happy, not to mention that it was really the only wall I had to display them too.  I loved them there, I really did, but something just had to change.  My routine in the morning consisted of me going to my closet to get dressed, hightailing it to the other side of the room to pick out jewelry and then to the other side of the room again to look into a mirror and make sure everything looked good….did I mention my shoes were in a different place too?  So all together that's 4 places I had to go just to get ready in the morning.  (I pretty much covered every wall in the room.)  



Here's a picture of how my jewelry used to be stored.  I liked it when I first fixed it, but as time went on it became a nuisance.  I had trouble taking each necklace off and found myself taking several off to get to the one in the middle.  

It was time for something easier.  I thought and thought and looked for some inspiration online and the end result was this….



This is a picture of how I plan to make my closet look complete with plenty of jewelry storage, mirror and possibly even shoe storage, all in one place!  Yippie!  I say this setup will cut my getting ready in the morning by half!  

The furniture pieces might take a while to get since I'm on a seriously tight budget.  Still, I think a closed closet would make my space look neater and having cubbies with baskets, like this one I used in my little girl's room, would also help store more clothes without looking cheap.  I really don't like those plastic drawers for my closet anymore.  Especially since you can see through them!

So far all I've done is one simple little thing that has already made the space look 10X better!  I took all the pictures off the wall and replaced them with this mirror I already had.  Simple and no cost!  



I can't wait to get started on the rest of the projects and show you everything put together!  

What project have you been working on lately? 


I've linked up this project at:

-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Clean and Scentsible
-BD Designs


34 comments:

  1. Good luck on your project -- you got a great start! I really need to organize my closet.

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    1. Thank you! It's never too late to start! =)

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  2. Looks like a fun project - can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  3. omg i so needed this post! my closet=do not enter! lol

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  4. Love this post for several reasons! A. It's your closet B. I'm working on organizing my daughter's for this One Room Challenge 6 week makeover and you've given inspiration. Way to get organized!

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    1. I'm glad I could inspire you! I can't wait to see your project when you are done! I love before and after posts! Thanks for stopping by =)

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  5. Wow you look very organized! It's amazing.

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    1. Hi Annemarie! You are so sweet. It takes a lot of work. I'm a huge procrastinator, lol.

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  6. Can you come beautify mine? Oh my word my closet needs a makeover ASAP!

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    1. Lol. I'd love to Femme! I could definitely give you some ideas =)

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  7. A well organized closet really can make a major difference in your life. I had mine done several years ago and it is still makes my life much more efficient!

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    1. Right? It's so much better when everything has a place and actually flows.

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  8. Come to the Caribbean and give mine a make over! :) Lovely!

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    1. Haha, thanks Nappy Bella! =)

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  9. I love how you worked with your space! Can't wait to see your next project.

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  10. That's going to be so nice once you get it all done! I've been on a decluttering rampage the past few days. I get like the opposite of spring cleaning I think. In the fall I always want the house to feel nice and clean and tidy since I'll be spending so much time inside it during the frigid winter :)

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    1. That totally makes sense Trish! I love that idea of decluttering during the Fall! Good luck with your decluttering and thanks as always for stopping by. =)

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  11. Those are really clever ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I can't wait to see how you'll finish it :) I love the before and after photos, it's always so inspiring :)

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    1. Me too Joanna! Those are my favorite posts to read! =)

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  13. Oh! I need to see what you do next. My closet could really use a makeover!

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  14. Love the post! I'm planning to rearrange things in my son's room and getting nice ideas here. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Love it!!! This is something I need to get around to with my closet!! Thank you for sharing dearyyy ❤❤

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  16. You have a great plan for such a unique space! We just moved so things are a bit more organized right now then they probably ever will be LOL

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  17. Your closet is bigger than mine :) I want to take a wooden recessed medicine cabinet and decoupage the inside and design it to hold my jewelry, that way I'll have my jewelry organized near my clothes with a mirror on my closet wall. You may have inspired me- I've been putting this thought off for 2 years.

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  18. Great ideas! And yes, an armoire will probably make it look a lot cleaner :-) When we moved into our house (no closets here either) we bought two armoires and converted them to hold all of our clothes. Of course that was when it was just the two of us...now we have a few more people in the house to store stuff for :-) Can't wait to see it all done!

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  19. Looks great! I hate the beginning and middle of organizing, but love the end result! I just organized our catch all medicine/towel closet

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  20. Wishing you all the best with the project! I think your concept looks really great and I'm looking forward to the final results!

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  21. Looks fab! Armoires are really great ideas, too - I rehabbed one for our guest room a while back that I love.

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  22. Exciting! Have you thought about going to a thrift store for the furniture? I have found some very cool and unusual pieces (lamps and stuff) for very cheap - Budget conscious too... I cannot wait to see the finished project! Good luck!

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    1. Hi Martine. The thrift stores in my area aren't very cheap. I've actually found furniture cheaper and in better condition when stores have sales or when I can use a coupon along with sales at Target. I will see if there's anything else I can find at though like accessories! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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  23. The mirror looks fantastic! The thrift stores in my area aren't cheap either. We just moved here in February, and I was planning on picking up some cheap finds on Craigslist or at thrift stores, but the prices are insane. When we lived in the Chicago burbs it was way easier to find good deals. I've bought a few things online from Amazon and Wayfair. We had to put them together, but they ended up being good pieces. Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome projects! :-)

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  24. looking good! Can't wait to see what else you do :)

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  25. Great great start-when your finished my closet could use some help ;)

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