Before & After: A Charming Closet Makeover

published May 6, 2016
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(Image credit: Submitted by Clara)

When spots are out of sight it gets super easy to just let them exist in a sort of functional disarray. Clara had enough of her cramped closet and decided to get to work making it the best it could be.

(Image credit: Submitted by Clara)

From Clara: When I first walk into a consult, I never judge my clients’ homes. They are busy with work and family, it’s understandable that things get busy and their home isn’t perfect all the time. I, however, do judge my home constantly. Since it’s my profession, it’s important for me to keep it presentable at all time if at all possible. I’m just glad we can hide some things behind closed doors. For example, my closet has been an eyesore for a while.

We live in an older home and actual closet space in the master bedroom is non-existent. This closet butts up against the eaves of our roof which means expansion is out of the question. And one of the few times in my life where I’m glad that I’m vertically challenged. Anyone taller than me would never be able to use this as a closet.

Armed with $200 I decided I could make it look and feel better. I decided wallpaper was the way to go, the biggest impact for relatively low cost. First step, I cleaned out my closet and donated/removed anything I haven’t worn this past year. I moved the dresser horizontally to make this tiny closet feel roomier. I had a leftover round mirror from another project and reused it here.This shoe storage unit from Target is white and fits in with the dresser fairly seamlessly. Every morning when I open up my closet doors to get ready for the day, it’s an absolute pleasure to have this bright and cheery closet greet me and set me in the right mood.

Thank you, Clara! You can see more on Clara’s blog!