Ah! the joys of perfectly staged, bright, clean spaces. Look how happy I look in this photo. Like my office is bright, cheery and organized. All is together… Ha! But it’s not. This side that I am standing in front of is overall, but always remember, you never know what lies beneath:) This year I am in total “get it together, Erin” mode. This means that I am focusing on giving some of the most hidden areas in my home some much needed attention, like my office closet for example.
Admittedly, its a shameful place. We’ve been in our house for eight years and I realized that I never had a system in place for my closet, outside of throwing stuff in there and seeing where it lands.
When my friend Sandy from ElleeHome asked me to participate in the #zerodollarupdateyourspace your space challenge, which is primarily reserved for Instagram, where you take a space in your home, and update it for zero or as close to zero dollars as possible, I knew that the closet would be perfect. The challenge runs through the month of February.
I went in with no clear cut plan but to provide as much storage as possible, but also make is aesthetically pleasing.
Already having this Opalhouse wallpaper (discontinued) purchased from Bargain hunt last year for $5, I knew would be perfect for my closet, to provide a nice pop when the door is open.
I also scouted out some scrap plywood that I had in my garage for shelving.
I started by clearing everything out of the closet. I mean EVERYTHING, and moving it to my office floor.
Next, I applied the peel and stick paper, using the same method that I used in my son’s bedroom.
This is where my zero dollar update went bust! I ended up not having enough wallpaper to cover the entire wall, so I had to order some from Ebay, since this paper is discontinued. Of course the seller charge almost 6 times what I paid for it, so I end up paying $28 for the additional roll:(
Moving on…I then installed a shelf that is five feet long, and 22 inches deep. This gives the close ample storage. I plan to add three shelves this size.
So far so good right?
I have another DIY I want to attempt in here using more scrap wood in the garage so stay tuned for the final reveal in a few weeks!
What do you think so far?
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!