Thursday, February 13, 2014

Master Closet Makeover REVEAL!!!!

Holy Cow!  I am so so so excited to finally show you my new master closet!

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!!!!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
So exciting right!?  It is even better than I imagined, with only minor adjustments to my original Plans.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
It is so hard to photograph inside this closet because it is so small, so I thought I would start with some before and after shots from different angles.  Here is looking into the left side of the closet.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
This is the right side of the closet, and sorry, some of the pictures are just what they are...lights had to be on, no windows in this closet.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
Here is another shot of the right wall, from inside the closet.

One more shot of the old...
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
And the new...
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
Hard to believe it is the same room.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
I wanted a little "mudroom" type area, for sitting and putting on shoes and hanging clothes/jackets/purses in a quick hurry.  So this is just inside the door of the closet to the left, and I am so happy with how it turned out!  See the clothes hanging on the hooks?  Those are work out clothes, mine and my husband's. They just need a little dry time before they go in the laundry, and the hooks have been awesome!

Speaking of laundry...
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
What do you think of my hamper drawers?  They hold a full load of clothes, and look cute at the same time!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
I wanted them to be able to get some air, hence the metal "hardware cloth" fronts, and I love that I can see how full they are so I know when it is time to wash!  Of course I had to add some fun chalkboard labels...who said you can't have some "cute" in your closet!  And if you are wondering, I will still be writing a post on the finishing touches to my closet since my last post, I just had to share the reveal first, I couldn't wait!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
See how full my whites are?  Well, that is because my washer broke, again, and it didn't get fixed until today, and it is also why my husband has only a couple of white shirts hanging up, most of them are in the hamper!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
See, only two white shirts, he wears them every day so there are at least 7 in the laundry!

Can you tell which football team we cheer for?  There are several indicators above. No?  Here is a closer look...
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
Yes, go Broncos, we still love you...  This curtain tie back became a last minute addition to the closet, when we were finally putting in our clothes.  My husband decided he DID want to hang his ties on the wall after all, and it took only a few minutes to install, it works perfect!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
I got some beautiful wood tones in here with all the white, it makes me happy!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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!!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
This bin is on my tower, and it holds my cami's quite nicely.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
I also have tons of storage in these bins on the top of my shelves and towers.  They are great!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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...
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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.
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
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...

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
Caulk- $2.98
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?!!
MyLove2Create, Master Closet Makeover
So, do you think it was worth it?  I want to hear!!

Hugs,
Mindi

I am linking to: Making the World CuterMad in CraftsSkip to my LouCRAFTUncommon DesignsKeeping it Simple CraftsHome Stories A to ZCraft-o-maniacAlderberry HillHomecomingTwelve-O-Eight, I should be mopping the floor,  Rain on a Tin RoofBetter with ageThe Newlywed PilgrimageThe Princess and Her Cowboys, The Chicken ChickCarrie This HomeA Bright and Beautiful Life Hope Studios, Persialou & tiny side kick,  Lil Miss ToriTip JunkieCoastal CharmNot Just a HousewifeChef in TrainingMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaSugar Bee CraftsMamal DianeOur Home Away From HomeKammy's KornerDeja Vue DesignsThe Thrifty HomeBeyond the Picket FenceDomestically SpeakingSomeday CraftsNo Minimalist HereSavvy Southern StyleDIY Crafty ProjectsA Creative PrincessFluster BusterI Gotta CreateGreen Willow PondOh My CreativeStart at Home, The Style Sisters, The Happy Housie Somewhat SimpleStone GableThe 36th AvenueJoyful HomemakingSaving 4 SixThe Vintage Farmhouse, A Jennuine Life, Posed PerfectionCrafts a la ModeChase the StarThe Mandatory MoochThe Girl CreativeSimply DesigningGlitter, Glue, and Paint, Gingerly MadeLamberts LatelyFinding FabulousChic on a Shoestring DecoratingMy Romantic HomeThe Shabby Nest,   Miss Mustard SeedMy Repurposed LifeDiana RamblesDear CreativesCommon GroundLove and LaundryThe Thriftiness MissThe Patriotic Pam, Practically FunctionalLiving Better Together,  Vintage ChicCraft Dictator, My Turn For Us,  Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello, The Jenny EvolutionBe Different Act NormalOr So She SaysAngles HomesteadWhat's Cooking with RuthieCheerios and LattesMade from PinterestCooking with Curls & Little Miss Celebration, Show-licious Home DecorSuburbs MamaKayla's CreationsThe Chicken ChickNancherrowremodelaholicEast Coast Creative, EC2

60 comments:

  1. Lady, when may I treat you to some coffee and goodies? Seriously. I will buy you lunch! :D You did an A M A Z I N G job! I wish I could give you a big congrats hug! I am so happy for you. I will be honest, for some reason I had trouble seeing the final vision (probably because I am up too late reading blogs) but I am blown away. I LOVE that bench and hamper. You really crammed a whole bunch of ideas in that closet AND made it WORK. Impressive. So, after you do the kids closets, how about doing mine? lol I may bounce some ideas off you. :)

    Go Seattle! Ha! Just Kidding. I am actually not a football fan (gasp) but I am a Denver transplant from Seattle.

    Okay, now you better be in bed. I know you posted this post super late. lol Wait, I better go to bed.

    Super fabulous work, Mindi!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Mindi, your closet is beautiful!! Love the little sitting bench!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is seriously amazing, Mindi! I would be incredibly happy if a ROOM in my house looked like this, let alone my closet. I am blown away by the 50 cent plank wall and two dollar light fixture too. Please teach me your thrifty ways. I'm so impressed with how well you put that small space to work. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow wow wow. First off, you should be SO proud of yourself for tackling this! Second, your budget was fantastic and it is amazing how great it looks. I would have thought it was waaaay more expensive than that. Third, I LOVE the hampers. Love them!! What a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a beautilful closet makeover and can't wait to try something like this myself... So glad I found you through Kim Six Fix. Following now!! Hopefully, I will take before and afters and do a post on mine!! Thank you for the great inspiration!!

    ~ Darlene
    www.MyHoneyBunch.CO

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a great transformation! You used every inch of space inside that closet and made it count. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love how it turned out & the little details that make it FABULOUS! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovin' it!!!! I have closet envy:) Pinning

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wowzers Mindi! You have outdone yourself with this build! And for three hundred dollars? Amazing! I love EVERYTHING about your makeover!! The hampers are a such great idea, the light fixture is so industrial cool, love the pops of color in the baskets, and the beautiful wood grain in the bench! You are an inspiration to us all! Val

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an amazing closet makeover! I bet you smile every time you go in there.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely love this! You are so talented. Great job!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh my gosh! it's fabulous Mindi! My faves? the wood tones, hampers, hooks, bench! ohhh, you did a fabulous job! big pat on the back girl!

    gail

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is outstanding! You did suuuuuuuch an amazing job! Mind=blown! Can you plan my closet for me? (I'm half joking... but if you wanna collaborate, wink-wink).

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love how this turned out! It's so clean, fresh and organized! I love the pink and orange baskets and the punch of color they add to the closet! I would love to have this for my own closet!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, Mindi!! I popped over to your blog from Ana White, and voraciously read every chapter in your build. You have really inspired me to do something very similar in my husband's closet. I really love your idea of the little bench and the pop of dark wood tone sets off the white wood beautifully. One question, if you have time to answer...how did you secure the metal cloth to the drawer so that it doesn't snag on your clothes? I'm sure you covered it some way. Thanks again for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Linda! That is a great question, I have one last post on the building process that I will be posting next week that will cover how I did the drawers faces (hampers included), I got excited to post the reveal and did that first, I guess I should have waited!

      Delete
    2. That's great! I'll be looking for your post on the drawer and hamper faces. Thanks for the quick reply, too!

      Delete
  17. I love this!! Where do I even start? I love the bench, the drawers, the laundry spaces...it's just perfect...you thought of everything! Visiting from LOBS and so glad I did! I am pinning this...in hopes I can do the same some day!

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow!! you did a great job! Makes me want to do our closet makeover...but wait...our closet is...well, just a tiny closet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think it was definitely worth it! I LOVE it!! You are so creative, I wish you would do my craft closet...it's in need of some TLC! LOVE Garden Ridge...there's one right down the street where I live and I always love going there....I could spend hours there! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor!

    Marti

    ReplyDelete
  20. That looks so good! And you did it all? Kuddos to you. I'd definitely be bringing in the hubby on that one!

    Renae // hillmade.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Holy cow! It looks AMAZING! Seriously, I love it all, the bench, the towers, the hampers, what a job you did! Can't wait for all those little details ;)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Mindi, kudos to you for doing this awesome master closet makeover yourself - impressed the heck out of me! And that you did it for just over $300.00 is amazing! What a difference it made to your closet and I bet you are just loving it. It caught my eye over at the Give Me The Goods Party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    ReplyDelete
  23. Mindi, this looks awesome! Just stopping by from Making Monday, and I'm so glad I found you! I love the bench, and the hamper drawers are PERFECT! Great job on your closet; it looks amazing, and I know you'll love that organization! Congratulations on a job well done! :)

    ~Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  24. OMG your closet makeover is amazing. By adding all the shelves and bins you actually created so much more space!!! I am pinning for future reference!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, you did an absolutely amazing job of both constructing this yourself and for utilizing every bit of space to maximize your storage! Bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Every. Single. Person. Now wants your closet. That includes me of course. Thanks for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. I will sit and dream........ :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Incredible project. You made such great use of the space. I like the hampers with the hardware cloth front. I would need that so I could throw towels in there too. I love the bench idea too. Sometimes you just want to sit down and look around and think. And why not do it in a fabulous closet? #LOBS

    ReplyDelete
  28. Well, I ma stunned..... That does NOT look like a closet: more like an entry or so.... Such amazing touches and detailing... Love the plank wall, and the drawers, and the bench of course. Your closet is well worth showing off!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    ReplyDelete
  29. Absolutely AMAZING! You go girl! I love it and I am off to pin it :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful! What an amazing space. Gladly featuring it at Think Tank Thursday today. http://saving4six.com/2014/02/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-69.html

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh, I love the great use of space in this closet, but especially the separation of whites and colors! Love love love!

    ReplyDelete
  32. In a word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"!

    ReplyDelete
  33. AMAZING!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing at the party! You are making my Mr. look back with all his unfinished projects. LOL Mindi YOU are a rockstar with the tools!! xo Theresa @DearcCreatives

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your before picture looks like my master closet and about the same size! I hate our closet so this gives me something good to show the Hubs what we can do! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  35. wow mindi, this is an amazing DIY. Can you come do my closet?!?!? Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed Link Party last week. Featuring you tomorrow on the blog and hope to see you back!

    ReplyDelete
  36. AMAZING, am in awe. I want to do something to my closet, but haven't worked up the nerve yet!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Super Great Makeover!! Yeah I am drooling!! So glad to be featuring this at Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!!

    Hugs

    Pinned and shared!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh wow!! I love how organized it is now, I am in the middle of organizing our masters closet myself & boy it takes forever to finish..! yours turned out super fab♥

    hey thanks for sharing this over @ The DIY'ers, huggies♥
    rea

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow, what a difference built-ins make and the fact that you DIYed it is amazing! LOVE! Thanks for sharing at The Makers and we hope you will join us again next week!

    ReplyDelete
  40. So so jealous here !!!! Amazing !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh. My. Word. You did an absolutely awesome job Mindy! I have some serious closet envy going on right now. I will definitely be featuring this at my next party. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Mindi, I'm back to let you know that your master closet project is on my top three favorite at The DIY'ers! ♥

    Come join the fun & share your latest projects with us again, The DIY'ers party is now live.

    huggies♥
    rea

    ReplyDelete
  43. Um, I think that it is about THE most STUNNING and amazing closet I have ever seen and it you did it all yourself. WOW! Fabulous job Mindi- pinned of course!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. That looks amazing! I need to redo our closet one of these days, but it is small. To even work in it I have to expand it by cutting into the wall next to it.

    ReplyDelete
  45. LOVE! I'd love to do this to my closet... awesome job girl! I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Proud to call you my sister. It is AMAZING! Good job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Found you on Ryobi Nation and I love love love this. I plan to steal... um, borrow.... all your great ideas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I absolutely love the bench and hanging area. I'm going to have to make sure I have one of those someday :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. What is the overall size of this closet? Looks pretty small, like mine. Great job...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! The back wall is 70 inches, and the side walls are 58 inches. You can see the plans with all the measurements here http://mylove2create.blogspot.com/2014/01/master-closet-makeover-plans.html

      Delete
  50. Very nicely done, looks professional! Can't believe it only cost around $300 to build. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I am so amazed at the job you did. I just found your blog through a Lifehacker post but I will definitely be back for more of your great DIY projects. Now that I have seen what is possible, I might just have to try this too! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    BTW, (This doesn't work quite so well anymore, at least since they changed the uniforms, but people need to know the TRUTH:)
    God must be a Denver Broncos fan. Why else would he have made sunsets orange and blue?

    ReplyDelete
  52. This is absolutely fantastic! OK now mine. I just finished my guest room, complete with new mattress, etc. ... it's all ready for you, so you can come to CT & redo my tiny master closet. Oh wait, come in a month & we'll have the screened porch clean & ready for summer lounging.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Well, there are no words! This is great...I am so proud of you, I love this new closet! Much more practical and so cute! Love the hamper drawers, they are much better than my laundry baskets! Way to go, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Nice job! I am amused that your initials for your names could also stand for "Dad and Mom". :)

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE comments....It totally makes my day!