8.18.2011

Closet Makeover: Finished!

It's finished!

Let's go back a year and look at it when we first bought the house:


And NOW!  
(Thank you, sweet nugget #2, for posing so adorably. She works so well with the color scheme!)











This project was a lot more work than I expected, but I am so so SO happy with how it came out. The new closet feels much bigger and brighter and ties in well with our master bedroom, unlike the cedar beast we had before. I was going for a "glamourous shabby chic" look, and I think that's what we ended up with!


Here's what I did to change the space this time, after mini-makeover #1 in February:

* Whitewash every inch of the space... walls, ceiling, cabinets, drawers. UGH! My arm was so tired, and my back was killing me!

* Paint the beige mirror glossy black for some "glam"

* Make a chandelier and install it around the existing recessed lighting. You'll be happy to know that I came in at $35 and saved a bunch of money by making my own. I can't wait to share my method with you in my next post!

* Add crystal knobs to the drawers. There were no knobs before, and they were a pain to open.

* Tear out the ratty old carpet and continue the flooring we used in the master bedroom.


I had fun arranging it like a little boutique with some of my favorite white wardrobe items. If only I could keep it that sparse– ya right!


That white beaded top was passed on to me by my late grandmother, and I wore it for our engagement party. The white dress with the bow sash was my exit outfit at the wedding, and the white eyelet dress was the rehearsal dinner outfit. I guess I chose those items to display because A) they are white, B) I love them, and C) they bring back wonderful memories.

The master bedroom is full of my clothes and shoes that I took out of the closet to work on the project, and I'm going to do some reorganizing (and donating) before I throw it all back in there. I'll be back with pictures to show you how it looks once it is totally functional. 

Also, I want to find a little rug for that space. Any ideas? Do you think a small rectangular rug or  a runner would be best? I like this one from Crate & Barrel and this one from Ikea, but I'm open to other ideas!

* Whitewash Hangover *
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7 comments:

  1. Wow girl that is quite a transformation. I love the all white. Looks great.

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  2. I love the white wash. I think it looks amazing now. Well worth all of your hard work. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  3. That looks great! Love the crystal knobs and your cute shoes too! :) Isn't it too bad when you have to add everything back in and it doesn't look like a boutique anymore? Thanks for linking up at Roomspiration!

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  4. Oooh so pretty! Love the chandelier and all your pretty things in there! (Like those adorable leopard print peep toes!) This totally inspires me to clear out my closet and paint it!

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  5. This looks awesome!!! I love it so much...you have to be thrilled with the results. White paint pretty much rules the world in its ability to make everything better.


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  6. This is my favorite bedroom closet from Roomspiration so far! I can't believe you don't have more comments!!?? It is incredibly stunning and gorgeous. I would be giddy going into that closet every day. Thanks for linking up! :)

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  7. I'm glad you linked this in a recent post, because I hadn't seen it yet, and I love it! I just pinned it. SO gorgeous! (And as a side note, it makes me want to go buy some heels!)

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