There was a lot of potential – the bedroom closet is by no means a walk-in but it has a lot of depth, and whoever built it just threw two high shelves and a rod in there. There was so much space that was not being utilized and it drove me nuts. The 2 entryway closets were a lot better – they weren’t as deep so there wasn’t a ton they could’ve done but I knew I could come up with something more creative lol.
I decided to add a shelving unit and figured the closet was deep enough to put along the side wall. I went to Home Depot and found a closet maid system with shelves and rods. I saw some really cute wallpapered closets on Pinterest but I’m super indecisive and couldn’t decide on a pattern and while searching I came across a picture of a woman painting an accent wall and thought “I could totally do that!” I wanted gold hardware in the closet so I swapped out the white rods with a gold one I found at home depot and had cut into 3 pieces.
The entryway closet was a bit more tricky. I knew I wanted it to be a multi-functional space. It had to be a storage, linen, cleaning, and coat closet all-in-one but obviously, space was extremely limited. I looked at more ClosetMaid systems but nothing was quite right and I was very nervous about trying to build something from scratch so I decided I would hire someone. I had no clue how to even go about hiring a contractor so drew my ideas out and sat on it for 8 months. If you follow me on Instagram (if not what are you even doing) you know I eventually found Steve from Thumbtack. Steve executed my janky drawing perfectly! Once he added the shelves I put up the wallpaper which I found on amazon (in retrospect, I should have put up the wallpaper first lol). I finished it off with baskets from The Container Store and West Elm.
It took me forever to complete these closets because of overthinking and then covid but I’m so thrilled to finally have closet space that suits my needs. I had a lot of fun planning out these projects. Hope you love it as much as I do!