Drum roll please. . . our walk-in closet is FINALLY DONE!
This project is an exciting one for me.
For starters, this makeover marks the completion of phase 1 (of 3) in our master bedroom. Our neglected space is slowly getting a new “grown up” look and feel. Goodbye starter furniture from 10 years ago.
Secondly, this mama is ready for some major change and an organizational overhaul.
So it only makes sense to kick start #ProjectMaster with this walk-in closet.
This space is small but mighty. Coming up with a plan was half the battle. After doing research on different types of prefab modular closet systems, I realized the standard size units were not going to fit.
Instead, we DIYed our own custom closet built-ins from scratch, which we constructed out of plywood. To maximize storage space, we created our units from floor to ceiling.
To keep things looking bright and sleek, the built-in design is kept simple and painted white.
The gold closet rods, wooden hangers and plush rug add a touch of luxury to the all-white palette.
Long gone are the days where I tried to balance my heels on wire racks.
I finally have proper shoe storage.
And lots of it!
A custom closet wouldn’t be complete without drawers and a countertop. To break up the white, I added this fun colourful wallpaper from Milton & King.
The popcorn ceilings were smoothed out and the light was an inexpensive fixture I bought from my local hardware store. I spray painted it gold to match the closet rods.
White drapes are used to camouflage the oversized window partially covered by our closet unit. The closet door is removed to create an open concept.
I’m so thrilled with this makeover. Never in a million years did I think organizing your closet would be so life changing. It really makes all the different.
My biggest hope is that these before and after’s show someone that they can turn their dark cluttered mess into something that gives them life.
Click through these links to see more from our master closet series:
Designing my walk-in closet
5 Things to know before revamping your walk-in closet
Installing our built-in closet system (with pricing)
DIY Jewellery Organizer Drawer Insert
Your closet looks like a Charming Charlie store. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this!
Ohhh why thank you! I had to goggle that store to see!
Beautiful job! Wow ♥
Thanks so much!!
Looks amazing! Was the door completely removed to open up the space?
The door opened into the closet and covered the wall with the window. It felt so cramped. So we removed the door off the hinges and just patched up the holes on the door frame. It makes such a huge difference.
This looks amazing! I love all of the little details like the wallpaper you used for the countertop down to the type of hangers. Closet goals.
Thank you girl! It was all the little details that made me the happiest!
Oh my goodness!!! This closet is a dream! You did such an awesome job babe!!
Thank you! It’s definitely an improvement!
OMG I want to live in your closet! So pretty!!
It looks soo good! You did such an amazing job, I love how white and bright and opened it is!
The colour alone made such a difference. Thank you so much!!
I love looking at others’ closets!! It’s seriously gorgeous!
Sabrina this closet has me swooning big time! Thank you for sharing with Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday. You will be my feature this week as an FYI!
I’m completely jealous of your closet. This is some serious goals!
This is a phenomenal closet transformation! The new closet is so dreamy.
i came here via apartment therapy. it really is lovely in structure and look.
can I ask what did you use to spray pain the light fitting?
and also, in the before picture there were loads more clothes of all different colours. where are they stored now?
Hi Lois, I wanted the built-ins to be the star of this post (since we DIYed everything), hence the lack of clothes in it. I didn’t want my belongings to hide our workmanship. But I also wanted to show what it looks like in real life with all my clothes in it. Please check out my instagram account, under my stories “closet reveal”, you can see what it really looks like.
The spray paint that I used was Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic. Best gold spray paint on the market in my opinion!
Where are the rest of your clothes? The black things, the red, the polka dots, etc. ?
Hi Patranila, I wanted the built-ins to be the star of this post (since we DIYed everything), hence the lack of clothes in it. I didn’t want my belongings to hide our workmanship. But I also wanted to show what it looks like in real life with all my clothes in it. Please check out my instagram account, under my stories “closet reveal”, you can see it all!
Love, love, love this. Congratulations. Where did you get the light fixture?
Hi Maria, it’s from Home Depot. I spray painted it gold!
Do you know the name of the light fixture?
I can’t seem to find it online, however, it was a Hampton Bay Flush mount ceiling light.
Sabrina, the closet is lovely! I’m looking forward to build a similar one at my own home. White makes the room so much neater and simpler, brain feels more relaxed too. Beautiful!
Thanks so much Felicia! White just simplifies everything. It’s easy on the eyes and makes everything seem neat and clean! All the best on your closet reno!
Your closet looks amazing! How did you “smooth out the popcorn ceiling”? Thanks!!
Hi Theresa, I sprayed it lightly with water and then used a scraper to take the popcorn ceiling down. If you go on my instagram account, I have a video under “closet reno” showing how I did it https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17930744509162803/
I’ve been doing a lot of research for closet remodel ideas….this is by far the best one I’ve seen! Everything you’ve put together is beautiful and perfect! The hangers look beautiful on the rods and the wallpaper is a great touch.
Hi i am wanting to copy your idea i was wondering what the name of the rods you used and what the name of the color is
Loooove how this turned out 😍 do you remember where you got your hat holders? The sculpture lady(lol) and the gold one?
Looks awesome. I’m also making a similar closet system. I don’t know how to make drawers. Do you have a tutorial on how you made your drawers for this system? Thank you and great job!!!