My Closet – Before and After

I’m so excited for finally share my closet renovation with you all! There were so many pictures I decided to do a slideshow – enjoy!

Read more about the transformation below!


My goal with my closet was to declutter and turn it into a relaxing escape for me to come home to, or get dressed in leisurely before going somewhere. Okay leisurely doesn’t really happen in a house with a 2 year old, but a girl can dream, right? I started with paint. I took an olive green and beige palette and changed it to bright white and pale pink. I painted only the ceiling pink. Then I got this beautiful light fixture from Ballard Designs which really set the tone for the room. I liked that it was flush with the ceiling, for a closet I couldn’t have a long chandelier because I had to consider the ceiling height. Although I did take a peek at lights similar to these ceiling lights, I knew they wouldn’t quite fit in my closet, so perhaps I’ll consider them if I ever want to change the main light in my bedroom! I had this vanity table and dresser from Ikea already in my closet, but I had both on one side of the dividing wall, so it was a little crowded.

On the other side of the wall, I had some large furniture pieces that housed items like sweats and stuff that didn’t really fit but I kept it ‘just in case’. I removed those and purged the closet of other extra items, including my cork mood board – I kept that but just moved it to the office instead of my closet. It was a good thing that I wasn’t getting rid of massive items as I did not have anything to throw them into! A friend I was recently speaking to did an overhaul like I did (except with a lot more items) and she had to use a Junk removal Melbourne company to get all her stuff out and away, she was relieved!

Organization was another key problem, as you may have noticed I hung belts over the door, and I had boots slouching in the shoe rack. I found that pant hangers that hold four pairs of pants on one hanger, is great for holding belts! Also, I bought these boot hangers from The Container Store – they are great because they shape the boot too. I also use a paper towel holder to hold all of my bracelets and bangles. I like having them out so I can see what I have and easily wear and replace the items. I also bought the vintage looking hooks to hold my larger baubles from I organize my smaller necklaces, rings, and watches in my drawers with velvet jewelry organizers.

My favorite part of the room is the art. I bought a book called Scarves by Nicky Albrechtsen – the book has beautiful pictures of scarves by various designers over the years. They were so easy to cut out and frame – I did hate to ruin that beautiful book though.

The chair is from Target, as is the rug and the pillow on the chair. The vanity mirror is vintage picked up at a thrift store. A piece of art by my son is also placed to personalize the space even more. I also framed a family picture (you can check out a Newton Family Photographer, or one within your area to get a similar picture clicked) to keep near the art.

The tray is from home goods, as is the silver vase. I had some silk flowers in another room that I recycled to add the hot pink element to my color scheme.

What do you think? I hope it was worth the wait!

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