Hope you all had a great weekend. I teased you all on Friday with a
sneak peak at my solution for transforming my husband's white closet organizer system.
Without further ado...here is the transformation:
Well, I spent all day on Saturday working some magic on my husband's closet.
I started by painting the inside of the closet the same color as our master bedroom tray ceiling.
Then came my solution to changing those white drawers and shelves.
A few of you guessed it right...contact paper was my solution. I was in Home Depot looking at the closet organizers. I saw the valet bar there and grabbed it. When I turned around, right behind me was the contact paper. I picked up this wood tone one and compared it to the dark closet organizer Home Depot was selling. It looked so similar I figured it was worth a try. It really worked perfectly.
I have to be honest...this project is not for the faint of heart. It took ALL DAY on Saturday. It took so long mainly because the key to having it really look like wood is to not have any bubbles. The only way to achieve that is so go super slow and to smooth it out every inch or so as you apply it. There were many times during the process that the $2300 for a whole new organizer system seemed like a bargain compared to the work I was doing. But I am not a quitter, so I pressed on.
The drawers were the easiest part.
Adding the sleek new handles really made the drawers look awesome.
I fixed the drawer fronts by using wood putty. Simple fix.
I added a valet bar purchased at Home Depot.
I also added a slide-out belt holder.
On the other side of the closet I added an area for all of my husband's things he needs each day.
I found this great organizer in Home Goods.
I used different contact paper to cover the wall behind this area.
It picks up the design in the storage boxes too.
This is what this part of the closet looked like before.
Here's a few more views of the after...
I love the new masculine look of the closet.
I also added a framed full length mirror to finish the look.
Here's one more look at the transformation.
The whole makeover cost just around $100. A significant savings from the $2300 for a new closet system. In person it looks as good, if not better, than it does in the photos. The transformation is huge! Best of all, my husband loves his new closet.
How about you? I can't wait to hear what you think.