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My Finished Closet (With A Video!)

My closet is finally finished, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. All along the way, I took photos of each step so I could do a kind of “time lapse” video with the photos. Take a look! (Be kind…this is my very first YouTube video, so it’s not the best, but it’s decent.)

For those of you who can’t (or don’t want to) watch a video, here are a couple of pictures for you…

I got the baskets at Michael’s, and they were 40% off. I added some metal numbers from Home Depot. I also got the large laundry basket from Michael’s…also 40% off. The sheers are from Target, and were $19.99 per panel. I know I’m a big ‘ole drapery snob, and never use ready-mades, but sheers are the exception. These are my favorites. They’re 100% cotton, rather than that shiny polyester stuff. I found the little silver bird at JoAnn Fabrics, and just couldn’t pass it up…especially since it was 40% off. The drapery hardware, drawer pulls, and pendant light are all from Home Depot.

I’m just so pleased with how it turned out. Now I can sit here in my bed, lean against my pretty headboard, and look at my beautiful finished closet. Oh, I’m sure it’ll change a bit once I start loading things into it…shoes, t-shirts, extra bedding, etc. But for at least one more day, I’m going to just enjoy it as is.

Here’s one last before and after:

     

Now that’s a night and day difference, huh?

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27 Comments

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    Kathy
    November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I love it. The funny thing is, when I first looked at the picture, I think wow, I love the dresser. Then when I watched the video, those drawers are the exact same stackable drawers I have in my own closet. BUT..YOU ARE THE SMART ONE, you have set them on legs and added new hardware and it looks like a molding of sorts. Mine could be your before picture. It looks very nice and it makes your smile. Great job.

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    Ashley
    November 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful! I love having curtains covering my closet instead of doors. They're much prettier, and make it much easier to get things from the closet.

    Earl Grey – a little blog full of big inspiration!

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    Shantastic
    November 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Well done!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    November 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! That's so rad!! Love it so much. VERY good job! Now YOU get to enjoy it! I smiled throughout the whole video!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    November 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! That's so rad!! Love it so much. VERY good job! Now YOU get to enjoy it! I smiled throughout the whole video!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    November 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    So, can you go into more detail as to how you secured the drawers on top of one another and how you did your shelving? LOVE it all!

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    Hugh & Hollie Carson
    November 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    So, can you go into more detail as to how you secured the drawers on top of one another and how you did your shelving? LOVE it all!

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    pk @ Room Remix
    November 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    That turned out great, Kristi! I love how custom it is (and so pretty!).

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    EJ180
    November 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Wonderful, I love the inside closet color, I never would of thought to use a color inside the closet! I always use white for some reason. I may just have to borrow this color idea if you don't mind?

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    Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    That is one beautiful closet!!! I love the softness the drapes add. Love the colors in there. Nice work!!!!
    Laurie Moss

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    Patti's Peach Basket
    November 19, 2010 at 1:14 am

    You did a wonderful job. I may just have to duplicate your idea on the drawers.

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    November 19, 2010 at 1:46 am

    WOW, thanks for sharing the final product.

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    Denise
    November 19, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Adorable!!! :o)

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    Stephanie
    November 19, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Ta da! wonderful video. You even got the wallpaper and chair rail up, it looks beautiful! Just love how it all turned out.

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    Green Gracie Home
    November 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh, if that is the teaser, I can't wait to see the finished room…AMAZING. I always find having a pretty space inspires me and my clients to be neater, too. I just made a shower curtain and used your tutorial for the liner…thanks for always having great ideas.

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    Amy C
    November 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    WOW! That is quite the transformation! Good Job, I love it! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from TT&J.
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

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    DANA
    November 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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    Chris
    November 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Love the colors you chose. What a great idea to use a chest of drawers in the closet!

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    TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic
    November 21, 2010 at 2:18 am

    So pretty you could leave the curtains open! 🙂

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    C'est Magnifique
    November 23, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Oooooh! Pretty! I love it and the light makes it look so… I don't what word I'm looking for… pretty!?!!

    Tania

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    TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    So pretty you could leave the curtains open! 🙂

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    Green Gracie Home
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Oh, if that is the teaser, I can't wait to see the finished room…AMAZING. I always find having a pretty space inspires me and my clients to be neater, too. I just made a shower curtain and used your tutorial for the liner…thanks for always having great ideas.

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    Heather Pritchett Nixon
    May 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

     i love the panels framing the doorway!  I just might do that with our closet!

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    Fstefanovich
    December 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

    This is a closet that I would love to do in my sons room, well I would like in all of my rooms. Can you tell me what the shelves are made of? They look more sturdy than just pieces of plywood and what kind of drawers did you use? Great ideas, like them very much
    Frances

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    Terry
    May 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    The closet looks great!! I am so impressed by how creative and gifted you are with everything…just amazing!!

    I am helping my daughter in law and son are expecting and want the closet in the nursery to be done like this one you did. Can you please tell me what kind of drawers did you use and where you got them, it look like a dresser. Did you put the legs on yourself?

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      Kristi
      May 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

      I bought two sets of stackable drawers from Lowe’s. I added turned feet that I found at Home Depot.

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