Seriously, this super exciting because I LOVE it! And so does my husband, and even my kids are now asking which of their closets is next! It makes all those hours of hard work totally worth it!
Here it is!!!!
One more shot of the old...
Speaking of laundry...
hamper drawers? They hold a full load of clothes, and look cute at the same time!
finishing touches to my closet since my last post, I just had to share the reveal first, I couldn't wait!
Can you tell which football team we cheer for? There are several indicators above. No? Here is a closer look...
At my husbands suggestion I made the bench with a drawer instead of a bench with roll out crates, I am so glad, it is one of my favorite parts.
I got some beautiful wood tones in here with all the white, it makes me happy!
I finally found an excuse to do a plank wall too! I LOVE it! It is even cooler because the whole plank wall cost me .51 cents. Yep! Months ago I found a 1/4 in plywood half sheet in the cull bin at Home Depot, they cut it down into 3 1/2 inch strips for me because I thought someday I could use them...and this was that day!!
I tried my first floating shelves and they are so awesome! I also added my pop of color with these cool clearance bins from a new store down the road called Garden Ridge, it is a super fun store. They keep my stuff organized and look cute at the same time!
This bin is on my tower, and it holds my cami's quite nicely.
I also have tons of storage in these bins on the top of my shelves and towers. They are great!
Oh, that reminds me, I had this light fixture that I got at the restore forever ago...it was only $2. Way better than the old one! And I know it should have some type dish or something that attaches to it, but I liked it just the way it was, and the price was right.
Here are a few more shots...
That sign describes how I feel to be done with this closet. If you have seen the preview to the new Lego movie, it is from a song in the movie, and we have been singing it constantly! The letters? My husband's and my initials...ahhhh.
And that is it!! I have really learned a lot doing this closet, and I can hardly believe I DIY'ed it, ALL BY MYSELF!
It makes me realize that you will never know if you can do something unless you try. And believe me I had my moments of wanting to quit, but I would just plug along every day, even if I only sanded or caulked or cut wood... The biggest thing I learned is that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass" and I know some of you have heard that before! Turns out it applies to big projects as well as our daily lives!
Are you ready for how much this baby cost me? Now, you have to know how most of this closet was done with reclaimed materials, I could not have done it otherwise, I only had a tiny little budget! If you want to catch up on all the posts and how I built everything you can see them all here:
and stay tuned for the final touches post...
*Update* The Final Touches Post!
I also want to point out that I am not including things I had purchased previously and used, such as the paint, light fixture, one 14" drawer slide, screws, spackle, plank wall (like .51 cents makes a difference, lol), hooks, and a TON of scrap/reclaimed wood (I am a craig's list free section addict), metal "hardware cloth", paint brushes/supplies, one knob, etc... They were things I already had on hand, but still got a good deal on, or got for free.
Supplies I bought:
Two Sheet of pine 4x8 plywood (for the two towers)- $77.94
Kilz primer- $16.98
6 1x2's primed- $17.58
9 14" drawer slides @$5.48 each- $49.32
8 foot Closet pole- $8.32
Pole sockets 4@$1.48- $5.92
3 1x3 furring strips@$2.12- $6.36
1 16" drawer slide- $5.98
10 knobs plus 10 longer screws-$13
and approx. $16 in taxes...
For a total of: $220.38 in building supplies
Six patterned baskets on clearance, 2 for $12.99 - $38.97
4 tan baskets @ $9.99- $39.96
and $6.43 in Tax (This money was some I earned and I used it to splurge on cute baskets =)
For a total of: $85.36 on cute/practical stuff
Grand total spent: $305.74!!!!.....AND, a lot of hard work! Not bad eh?!!
So, do you think it was worth it? I want to hear!!