My Closet Is Almost Finished!!

Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

Last night, Matt looked at the closet and said, “You know, that’s not at all what I thought the closet was going to look like. That looks so much better than what I expected!” 🙂

I had a vision. I had a plan. And it’s almost there.  (FYI–the closet is actually painted all the way up the wall.  The white strip at the top of the closet is another shelf with painted wall above, but because the light is up there, it really washes everything out.

Now let me say that the paint job is a little messy.  I’m aware of it. 🙂  I have a ton of touch-ups to do, but it’s all part of my crazy process.

In this next photo you can see the very top shelf.  It’s still washed out by the light, but at least you can see it.  All of the shelves are 12 inches deep except for this very top one, which is 9 inches deep.  I’d love to say that I had some brilliant reason for doing it that way, but the honest truth is that I was using scraps of MDF for the closet, and that’s just what I had.

This is what the lower right side looks like–two tiny little shelves.  I have no idea what I’ll put there.  But I needed to make the chest of drawers off center so that one side would have a somewhat normal amount of shelving space. There wasn’t any use in making both sides ridiculously small, which would have been the case had I centered the chest of drawers.

I also wanted to make room for a laundry basket in the bottom left, and if the chest of drawers was centered, there would be no room to get a basket in there.  I’m hoping to find a tall thin-ish woven basket of some sort at a reasonable price.

On this little sliver of wall on the left, I’m going to install some hooks or something, and use this for jewelry storage.  Right now, my necklaces and bracelets are just hanging off the corner of a mirror.  It’s such a hassle, so I’m looking forward to them having a place of their own!

So that’s the grand tour of what will soon be the most efficiently organized 9 1/2 square feet of my condo!  I still have a few little finishing touches that I’m pretty excited about, but you’ll have to check back to see those.

Is it silly to get this excited about a tiny little closet?  Oh well.  I’m excited, and I’m not ashamed!  🙂

By the way, if you’re new to A2D and wondering why I would get rid of all of the hanging storage space in my closet, that’s because I built two completely new closets on either side of my bed, more than doubling our hanging storage space. It’s still far from finished, but you can see the latest update on that progress right here.

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    November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Love it! My house has tiny closets, too, and I'd love to do something like this in them.

    Earl Grey – a little blog full of big inspiration.

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    November 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    What a grand idea! I love the way you incorporated the dresser into the closet. I would be excited too! You are doing a great job. But what I love the most is Matt's comment, I love when my family tells me it looks better than they thought…for whatever reason, their opinion means more to me than anyone else.

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    November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I have a brilliant reason for doing the top shelf at a lesser depth: it will help get larger items up there. (The door frame would typically limit what you could get up there.) We do that in our closets on purpose! Looks great! =)

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    November 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Looks great!!! How did you hang the shelves?
    Laurie Moss

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    November 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Love it!

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    November 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I say put one or 2 more small shelves on the right and use for SHOE STORAGE!

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    Frugal Home Designs
    December 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    What a great idea for a closet. I need to do this in my sons room! Thanks for sharing.