One of my goals for the beginning of the year is to create affordable projects that’ll make my house even better. Enter my main bedroom closet. It’s fine, but a little embarrassing when it’s empty. So I decided to re do it and jazz it up with paint. I thought I’d share some cute organized closets and supplies.
cute organized closets and supplies
Here’s mine and my husband’s closet before. It’s not terrible at all, but I’ve been itching to make it better. I decided to do a “zero waste renovation.” Pretty much, we’ll re-use all the shelves and rods but in a way that work better for my family. And I’ll paint the whole thing in a fun way!
SUPPLIES to redo my closet
- White Paint- Ultra Pure White (eggshell finish)
- Pink Paint- Cupcake Pink (eggshell finish)
- Painter’s Tape (1.88″ thick)
- Joint Compound
- Boss primer
step 1- empty and prep
Start by emptying the closet of everything. Now that the closet is empty you can see more why I wanted to give it some attention. For most of the hooks, we had screws which worked well, but I didn’t like the look. And the closet had been caulked but now painted after and so it looked dirty where the caulk was. No thanks.
We also wanted to raise everything so my dressed wouldn’t hit the ground.
Here’s a close-up of the filled holes and seams that were a darker color. Not a big deal and not hard to fix, just something you have to actually do, you know?
We emptied all the hanging clothes on my dresser. We have a very small house with limited storage so that dresser actually holds my crafting supplies (mostly my Cricut). Our nightstands have drawers and that’s where the rest of our clothes are (underwear, socks, workout clothes, swim suits). There’s not a ton of space, but it means we can only have what we love.
When do a renovation, my tip is to try and be as orderly as possible with the extra stuff. This closet is taking longer than I thought it would be so I’m glad I didn’t just throw everything on my bed.
Next, my husband removed the old boards off the wall. Remember, we’re raising everything up, so these all had to be removed. There were some hooks that were removed that weren’t in a useful spot and looked terrible so those aren’t coming back. It’s nice to give a project a blank slate!
The walls all needed to be mudded since the glue from the boards ripped the walls cup pretty badly. My husband applied two thin coats of drywall mud, sanding after each coat of mud.
Once the walls were mudded and dry, the boards were installed higher. Those holes were filled with wood filler and the seams were caulked. It looked bad at this step though it’s major progress!
Then I spent a few hours painting the whole closet. It took 2 coats of white paint.
In a few spots, the original wood on the brackets showed and bled through the white paint. So I used the Boss primer to stop the bleeding. It worked perfectly! I tried to cover the bleeding of the wood with 6-8 coats of paint so I’m glad the primer worked right away.
And now it’s time to add the stripes! I wanted white and pink stripes. So the wall color (the white) will be one color of the stripes. I pulled out my laser level and used that to get perfectly straight lines. I decided it’d be the fastest option to keep the stripes the same width as the tape.
p.s. make sure the closet paint has dried at least 24 hours before starting this tape. Paint that isn’t fully dried will come off with the tape.
So I turned on the laser, lined the tape up with the laser, and pushed it down. Then I used a small piece of tape as a spacer, moved the laser over to the end of the spacer piece of tape, and started taping the next line.
Once everything was taped, I used a credit card to push the tape agains the wall. This makes for a good seal.
To further seal the tape, I painted all the stripes white first. Yes, the same color as this wall. This makes it so that if paint leaks through the tape, it’s more likely to be the white which won’t show up.
This project took a lot of tape- probably a roll and a half. I used paint I had on hold- until I ran out and had to get another gallon. The fun thing about using paint is that you get the same look as wallpaper, but on a budget!
So here’s how the closet is looking right now. We need to put everything back in (clothes and shelf), hang the new hooks, and build a shoe shelf. But the background of this closet is now really, really good! And how nice is my husband for putting up with a pink striped closet?!
cute organizing supplies
Sometimes, the best way to start an organizing project is with cute supplies! I rounded up my favorites that are pretty and (mostly) affordable. These will keep any closet from being boring while keeping things in order. I wanted to find some cute options since I’ll be need some for my closet!
1 door tassel / 2 pom pom natural basket / 3 fringe ivory basket / 4 colorful wall hook / 5 cute cat basket / 6 accordion wall hooks / 7 colorful pom pom basket / 8 gold wall hook / 9 rattan organizing bin / 10 pink organizing box / 11 wicker ice cream cone hamper / 12 pink rolling cart
1 beaded natural knob tassel / 2 acacia divided woven basket / 3 macrame round neutral basket / 4 colorful circle rope basket / 5 flame stitch white and natural basket / 6 pom pom ivory basket / 7 gold accordion hook rack / 8 pink flower hooks / 9 pink pom basket / 10 rattan wall organizer / 11 brass hand and flower wall hook / 12 adorable bear woven basket
Check back soon to see how the closet turned out! So far we’ve probably spent $60 on this renovation. It’ll be great to have a space that’ll work perfectly for us and be super cute! Are you doing any organizing projects?
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