Master Bedroom Closet Makeover


When we moved into our 1970’s home over three years ago, I was tickled pink to have a walk in master bedroom closet. I’ve never before had one, and although this one would be shared with my husband, I was still completely stoked.
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This closet was not at all living up to its full potential, and we certainly didn’t have the budget to hire a contractor to build a custom closet. So what’s a gal to do? Obviously a master bedroom closet makeover of course!
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We started by cleaning it all out, and did a massive purge. It felt pretty amazing to get rid of so much junk.
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Once the old shelves were removed, I installed this gorgeous metallic medallion wallpaper. It's a small space, so I wanted a paper that would make a big statement.
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Next, we started the building process. We knew we wanted to incorporate our dressers into the closet, so we basically built the closet around them. We started off by building the base for the dressers to sit on. We used 2×4’s, wood glue and a nail gun to secure it all in place.
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Once the platform for the dresser was built, we added the dividers which help to hang the rods, and keep things sorted and organized.
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Here is the other side of the closet with a lot more shelves. We repeated the same process of building a base for the dresser to sit on and then built the shelves around the dresser.
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My husband's side has a ton of storage, and the cubby that houses the high boy dresser makes the closet and drawers look custom built. Woo hoo! Mission accomplished. We continued to use the wood glue and nail gun method for the shelves, while reinforcing the areas where the hanging rods will go.
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After all the built ins were completed, I sanded the shelves and edges. Then, I painted all the shelves Black Magic by Valspar. This colour is basically the darkest grey you could get before black. I LOVE how this masculine colour contrasts with the feminine metallic wallpaper.
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Ta-da!!!! All finished.
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So after three long days, and some sore muscles the closet was finished. I am loving all the new storage and can’t believe how much more crap can fit in there now. I can’t even really remember what it looked it before, nor do I want to.
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I’m so glad we were able to bring this untouched 40 year old closet into this century and it’s now one of favourite places in the house. Check out my blog for a bunch more photos of how the closet came together and other DIY and decorating ideas.
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  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin
    on Dec 3, 2018

    You had WAY more stuff in the closet in the before picture. Did it all fit back in? There's not nearly as much hanger space.

    • Mari Ivetpo
      on Mar 6, 2019

      I picked up on the dresser not being on the floor too!

      But didn't look to see the answer, mine woulda been that it was better to have the extra space below and not have it on the floor in the event you ever wanted to put something else or another one in there.

      I love what she did, I just don't like not have HANG rods..(space), i find i do not like to fold and look thru a pile of anything

  • P Dietel
    on Dec 5, 2018

    Why are the dressers up on platforms?

  • Karen Julio
    on Feb 17, 2019

    I love what you did! It’s much like the way I built mine out on a budget. However, for a more finished look, why not add trim to the floor and up the edges of the wood? Add a 1x1 pieces to increase thickness for the trim to be stabilized then choose a pretty carved border from your local store, or maybe mirror squares to tie into your wallpaper.

    • Teri
      7 days ago

      She did trim it all out look at the pics again

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  • Carol Cole
    on Feb 17, 2019

    WOW looks great , love that wallpaper.

  • Riki
    on Mar 8, 2019

    This is a really good idea. I like the dressers on the platforms. Adds a little storage underneath too. Looks great! ✔️

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