My “Walk-In” Closet Room Revealed…FINALLY!

The day is FINALLY here! It’s the “Walk-In” closet room reveal :-)

I started this “Dream Closet” project back in August and almost two months later, it’s finally done…woohoo!!!

Actually it was done a little while ago, I just needed to get my butt in gear to finish a few things and photograph it. Throughout this project I also did the DIY projects listed below to add functionality or some extra prettiness to the room;

The Pretty Handmade Chandelier
The Fun Jewelry Display Hanger
The DIY Hydrangea Flowers Made from Paint Chips

I painted the room a light gray, yet it kind of looks a little purple. I don’t mind though as it lends a little more girly-ness to the area. Yes I painted the wood walls instead of taking them down because we just recently took down the same kind of wood in another room and the process was a HUGE pain in the rear! Painting over this wood worked out well though as I think the texture gives it a nice touch.

I also painted two of the three existing shelves because I knew I wanted to reuse them. I used a cream color and re-finished the dresser that was in the room the same color as well. Previously I had re-finished an old Ikea Poang chair in a slate blue color, so I moved that chair into the room and it fit just perfect.

I’m not sure how many of you know the house we live in is the house The Hubby grew up in. Yes, we bought it from his parents several years ago and have been fixing it up ever since. This room used to be The Hubby’s when he was a boy and since we weren’t using it for anything other than storage and as a room to run on the treadmill, we hadn’t made any improvements until now. Don’t laugh at the sheet being used for a window treatment…sometimes you have to make due with whatever you have ;-)

Didn’t the room look awful? Ick…it makes me sick just looking at the pictures from before!

Anyhow, since I still want a place to be able to run on the treadmill when the weather is poor, I decided to keep it in the closet room, cover it with a sheet and use it to prop up the mirror. I’m also keeping the old TV and accessories in the room for the same purpose.

Look at my little work buddy staring into the mirror. Isn’t she the cutest? And such the perfect poser ;-)

And here I am…Hi! It’s been really HOT here in So. Cal…hence the shorts and flip-flops.

My accessories center is one of my favorite parts of the closet room. I don’t like not being able to see everything all at once…so now that it’s all out to see, I’m happy as can be. I also have a lot of scarves, hats and sunglasses which I haven’t found permanent homes for yet. So stay tuned for some adjustments to this area in the future.

Temporary storage for some of my scarves until I find a better way for all of them. And to the right above, a quick DIY I made with burlap and ribbon to hold all my belts.

The dresser to the right with the TV on it was my dad’s dresser when he was a little boy. My dad passed away when I was really young so the dresser is very sentimental to me. I’ve already repainted it once about 10 years ago, but now I think I’m going to paint it silver for this room. Don’t you think that’ll look nice?

Here are some other things I’ve done for the room:

Hung faux wood blinds
Made curtains out of canvas drop cloths & hung them on a silver decorative curtain rod purchased from Lowe’s
Purchased all velvet, no-slip hangers at Costco
Organized each section of the ‘closet room’ for specific types of clothes, i.e. dresses, going out, everyday, outdoors, business and sports

As mentioned, I still have a few things I’ll be doing here and there…but for the most part, I’m really happy with how it turned out.

What do you think?

If you have an extra room in your house and you can use it for a closet like this, I highly recommend it. This is the only place in the whole house that’s completely mine and that’s such a nice feeling!

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