Make The Most Out of a Small Closet

3 Hours

Have a small Master Closet like we do? Make the most of it by rearranging and painting. (This is my husbands closet)
First take everything out!
Build new shelves with the old shelves on the right side.
Add 2 sets of clothing bars on the left side.
Paint and stencil.
Put everything back in the now "walk in closet". I mean you can walk in it, right!!! :)
To see the full details on how we did this : go to Always Never

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3 of 6 questions
  • BL
    on Jan 17, 2017

    Jill I'm having a hard time visualizing how you hung shelves and rod for dresses. Would you be able to share a photo? Many thanks!

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne
      on Jun 9, 2018

      If you use French doors, you could put a short valet-style rod on the back of them for dresses, or the outfit of the day.

  • Smp6890631
    on Jul 2, 2017

    where do you hang your dresses?
  • Wouldn't this new layout be way less space than the old one ? My husband has more t-shirts than I do (I hoard tops, if that tells you anything) I don't see how this would work for someone with a ton of clothes?

    • Diana
      on Jan 10, 2021

      Well she put a mirror in the middle, maybe you can skip the mirror and do something with that space ? That’s what I’m thinking of doing :)

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  • MW
    on Nov 7, 2019

    My closet is similar. It's only 19 inches deep, so not enough room (you need 24 inches) to hang. I've put two hanging bars on one side wall, and one long hanging bar with a few shelves above it on the other side. In the middle, I put in a dresser from Ikea, with a mirror over it. I used Elfa shelving for the sides.

  • Barb
    on Mar 31, 2020

    Wow I’m so glad you shared this VERY useful closet transformation, You turn it into a walk closet and I plan to do the same. Ty ⚒💪👍🏻

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