Plans for a master bedroom closet organization and pretty-fying project!
Happy New Year guys! I am so excited to be joining in with the $100 Room Challenge again. This is seriously my favorite challenge to be a part of. I love having a budget that I have to stick to, and the other bloggers are so incredibly talented and supportive. Be sure to check them all out in the link up, below!
The first time I joined this challenge, I updated our laundry/half bath and ended up with this fun and functional space:
And this past fall, I turned our dysfunctional broom closet into a much-needed kitchen pantry:
We live in an old house that is severely lacking in closet space. No linen closets, no bathroom closet. In fact, the only other closet in our house is in our oldest son’s room- but it’s so small and dark that we don’t use it. We actually have to share this closet with our youngest son, Beau-it serves as a pass-thru between our rooms! So we pretty much use our master closet not only for clothes and shoes for both us and our son, but also for linens and whatever other household storage is needed.
It’s fairly big, but since it has to serve so many functions, it’s always been disorganized. Plus, the fireplace from our bedroom juts out into the closet, making the space kind of weird to work with.
Here’s a visual so you can see how the closet is set up:
Master bedroom closet- the before pics
Fair warning, this is not styled at all- I just took pics of how it looks in real life.
Here’s what it looks like upon entering from our room (you can see how the fireplace juts out into the space on the left):
That dresser, plus the other one, I bought at a consignment store several years ago with plans to refinish- but so far that hasn’t happened yet.
This is looking down the back wall of the closet. You can see that it’s pretty long but narrow:
It’s not normally quite that messy on the floor- I had thinned out our mudroom that day and just threw the coats and bags on the floor. But yeah, it’s generally in some stage of disarray.
Here you can see all of the bags, camera equipment, etc that are stored on the shelves.
And looking back the other direction. That’s Michael’s side, which is almost annoying in how neat and organized it is:
See that chandelier hanging on the back wall? It was my grandparents. It hung in our kitchen for awhile, but the wiring went bad and almost caught fire. We’re storing it here until I can get it repaired, but it’s been super hard to find an electrician who will work on it because it’s so old!
Okay, here are my shoes. I actually forgot to take before pics of this until I had already thinned them down a bit so this isn’t as bad as it usually is:
And you can see here how we’re using this room for linen storage:
The shelves here are very shallow though, so it’s hard to store linens here without them getting very messy.
Master bedroom closet organization-the plans
The first step in any organization project has to be to go through everything and purge. So that’s number one.
I think that I’ll be able to thin out a good bit of clothing- the dress code at my new job is much more casual than my old, so some of my “corporate” clothes that I don’t need anymore will be donated.
Here is everything else I’d like to get accomplished in this space:
- Repair and paint dressers
- Paint walls, ceilings, and baseboards.
- Buy matching hangers
- Add a shelf above the dresser on my side of the closet.
- Move linens to the closet in my oldest son’s room (which means I have to tackle that closet as well)
- Update the lighting
- Cover the wire shelves (not sure what I am going to do yet)
- Organize my jewelry (you can’t see it in these pics, it’s under all those clothes on my dresser 🤦♀️)
- Do something to make this space pretty
I would love to add some hooks or something to that long back wall, but probably won’t. Although having them there wouldn’t bother me, they would bug the heck out of Michael. His pet peeve is not having clear walkways in a room, and he is always so understanding about how I want to decorate the house that that is one thing that I always try to respect for him. I totally understand the irony in this statement with that huge pile of coats and bags on the floor 😆
I have a feeling that this space is going to take every penny of my $100 budget.
So do you totally feel better about yourself after seeing these messy closet pictures or what? You’re welcome 😉