This post is sponsored by Organized Living. All opinions are my own.
Happy….what day is it again? Being at home over the last month, I’ve become accustomed to not even remembering what day it is. It’s like really, does time even matter anymore? Sad, I know. How are you guys doing? I hope everyone is safe and healthy while staying at home. I would be lying if I didn’t say I’ve begun to go a little stir crazy myself. I will be SO glad when things are back to “normal.”
One thing I have been enjoying is finally having my small master walk-in closet complete and ready to reveal, even though I haven’t been getting dressed much. I am so grateful to have this space looking so good thanks to the help of Organized Living and their beautiful freedomRail system. A couple of weeks ago, I shared my current space, and plans.
Disclaimer…photographing a closet is hard. Especially with no windows and limited space to move around. Anyway, I digress:)
Master Closet Reveal:
Of course with this small master walk-In closet reveal, its on fitting to pay respect to where we started. My original master closet was drab, lacked functionality and a total waste of space. It also felt tight and cramped, like it was not not enough of space for the stuff we had.
Now, I am absolutely in love with our small master walk-in closet, as it now feels like a real walk in area. We also realized that it wasn’t that we didn’t have enough room, the room lacked the proper functionality and tools to properly store the items that we had.
This was the original view looking into the closet:
Here is the new view:
In our last closet design we had our clothes on the hung on the sides, and the shoes and other stuff was placed across the front. Well, with our new design, we opted to create space for clothing along the front and a place for shoes along the side. The double rows for clothing provides the best use of vertical space by going up toward the ceiling as far as possible. I always feel like if you are wanting to create more room in a small space, going up making use of vertical space is the best option.
Each shelf is 54 inches across. Our older shelving that we hung our clothes from was a total of 60 inches, so we gained around 66 additional inches each of usable hanging space across the top and bottom. We also added premium laminate and removed the old carpet. I installed it myself, which was my first time installing laminate. It was tedious, so not sure if I would do it again.
The rug was a great deal from Overstock and is the perfect look to help brighten the space.
This was how my side to the left originally looked:
This is how my side looks now:
We used this wallpaper for the entire closet before installing the freedomRail system. I absolutely love it and will be using it in a future powder room makeover.
This was my husbands side, looking over to the right:
This is his side today:
As you can see, my husband loves his tennis shoes. So much that he doesn’t believe in storing them outside of their boxes. So I had to work around it. He at least was willing to color coordinate the boxes, so I am happy with that. After all, the spaces work best if they are designed with the actual user in mind. If it works for him, then I can live with it. We were able to stack two shoe boxes with each shelf hold 10-12 boxes.
On the top shelf, we have all of our shirts, and we color coded them as much as possible. On the bottom, we opted to jackets, blazers, and pants. I also have some of my more mid length and shorter skirts. Picking things to wear in the future will be a breeze.
I also swapped out all of our old hangers to gray nonslip hangers. I originally had gray with gold hooks, but gave all of those to my husband and grabbed gray with silver hooks since they were easier to find. The mixed metals don’t bother me.
For my shoes, as you can see, they were initially so cluttered and piled on top of each other. Now they are all within plain view and easy to see and grab as needed.
Now I have space to see everything and make decisions accordingly:) The shoe shelves are 65 inches each and me and my husband have a total of eight shelves each. I can fit approx 7-8 pairs of shoes across the each shelf. For the flats, I opted to stack them.
In the baskets at the top, they hold my clutch purses that I’ve collected from the thrift stores of the years.
I’ve organized them by neutrals and colors.
My husband has his organized with t-shirts with color groupings. I labeled these baskets using a label that I created online, because my handwriting is terrible. I also my favorite label holders from the Container Store the basket. They are a beautiful gold color.
I grabbed a nice step stool to make accessing these top shelf items super simple.
We updated the light fixture for this really cute eight light sputnik. We got it for a really great price.
The baskets between my shoes hold belts and bracelets.
I opted to place just a hook on the wall behind my closet door to save having to add a space for hanging clothes in the closet. I don’t have many long things that need to hang, so this solution works great for me. As I mentioned earlier, my short and mid length skirts are able to hang on my closet racks and I have more items in that length.
I will be providing a full tutorial regarding how we installed the Organized Living freedomRail System on Friday. It was super easy, and is an overall great investment. I love that it’s less permanent than a full built-in closet system because I can take this system and install it anywhere that it fits, or change the rails around as needed. We absolutely love it.
I love before and after side by sides, so let’s take one last look:
So what do you think of our small master walk-in closet reveal. Thanks so much for stopping by and many thanks to Organized Living for partnering with me on our closet makeover. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy and taking all necessary mental breaks when needed.
Until next time!