Walk-in Closet Makeover With DIY Epoxy Countertop

3 Materials
6 Weeks

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This DIY closet makeover has many elements that can not be fully addressed in this post.

To see everything, be sure to watch the video and read the original post on the MotherDaughterProjects website. There is also a list of all the tools and materials we used with links to most of them.

You'll also find a discount code at the top of the page for a discount on your next order of Wall Control panels and accessories.

Let's start with the BEFORE. The closet was cramped and filled with stuff that needed to be elsewhere! The first step was to literally clear out everything. The only thing that stayed was the carpet and light fixture. The closet is 57" wide (4.75 feet) and is 121" long (10.08 feet).

After clearing out the stuff and removing the old wire shelving, it was time to create a new space for hanging clothes. We used metal brackets and rods for double hanging space in one end of the closet.

We cut the second pole shorter so there would be space for longer hanging clothes.

On the other end of the closet, we added Wall Control metal pegboard strips to create wall-hung storage. I can hang a lot of shoes without taking up a lot of space. The Wall Control on the left is for sandal storage and for "medicine cabinet" type things. I don't have a medicine cabinet in the adjacent bathroom, so this new setup is perfect.

The centerpiece of the closet makeover is the addition of a 90-inch countertop which we made from plywood and finished in epoxy.

These decorative color chips by Rust-Oleum give the countertop its bling. Several coats of TotalBoat tabletop epoxy are used to finish it.

The countertop will go on top of three seventies-era dressers. I wanted to raise them to counter height, so we built a very simple base of 2x6" boards to raise it to the correct height.

The three dressers were moved onto the base and the countertop was added.

The closet is finished with a vintage piece of wood to create a backsplash to bring a natural and warm element to the space. That fuzzy rug on the floor help to give a cozy feel underfoot.

The suitcase I store in here fits nicely under the hanging clothes.

This is a fairly small closet but there is a lot of storage in here now. It's a nice bright and lovely space.

Lots of shoes can be stored on the wall. There's even a space for jewelry, hats, and evening bags. Empty vintage, highly ornate frames, are used in the decor just because I think they are fun! And, yes, that is a paper towel holder on the left. I use paper towels all the time but didn't like the clutter of them on the bathroom counter so the wall-hung holder is the perfect solution.

Additional hanging storage is below the bottom two shelves. Flannel shirts, bags, and belts can be stored on these spring clips that are normally for tool storage.

The countertop provides lots of space for folding clothes and towels. The towels are stored in the middle dresser.

The theme of this DIY makeover was "use what you have!" The dressers used in this closet reno were once in Steph's childhood bedroom. Here you can see them in the original yellow finish.

More "use what you have" decor. Magnets were added to the backs of these jewelry pieces to add a little sparkle to the backsplash ledge.

There's a lot to see in the video. Don't miss it! There's a fun blooper at the end and is the reason you see a horizontal mirror here rather than a round one.

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