Morning morning! Today is a BIG day! Not only was I up bright early to catch a flight for NYC, it is also BUDGET CLOSET MAKEOVER MASTER CLOSET REVEAL DAY! I’d say that is cause for celebration, wouldn’t you agree?
If you follow me on Instagram you know I was invited again by Better Homes and Gardens to attend their StyleMaker event in NYC. This is such an inspiring event where around 80 influencers gather to hear what’s trending and how the BHG editors approach their articles. Which is basically so super awesome for this yearbook staff nerd!
But before I could take off for the city lights, I had to wrap up my budget closet makeover project and I am so thrilled to be able to share it with you today. In case you missed it, a few weeks back, I decided to tackle my master closet. And by tackling it, I mean in a fit of frustration I took EVERY SINGLE THING OUT and started with a blank slate.
Over the past three weeks I have been sharing the makeover process along the way. From how I took everything out and gave the wall a fresh coat of paint. To how I added a leopard stencil and some fun boutique organizing touches. Today I am going to show you how it all came together. Oh, and the biggest trick was that I gave myself a $100 budget for the entire closet.
Spoiler alert- I LOOOOVE IT!
But you’ll have to read all the way to the bottom to see if I was able to stay within budget!
So come on in and let’s take a quick tour!
This is the view when you first walk in the closet door.
SURPRISE! I decided to skirt the built-in desk after hemming and hawing on what to do with it. (and even painting it navy blue to begin with). But this was
This was definitely a long process but one I am so glad I took on. As I mentioned, I took every thing out and did a major purge. I would guess that around half of what was originally in my closet actually made the cut. Once I knew what I was keeping, I made a list of categories that would be going back in the Budget Closet Makeover- for example- pants, skirts, jeans, dresses, sweaters, etc.
Then I very simply sketched out the existing closet layout noting where the built in shelves and hanger rods were.
And I made a plan of attack for bringing things back in. Of course, I had to stay fluid as I tweaked the plan here and there!
Once I had the clothes somewhat figured out, I tackled the lighting. If you were here at week 1, you know this room had a very bright flush mount light. I referred to it as a spaceship landing. So when I found this lantern at the thrift store for $8 I pretty much jumped for joy right there.
With a quick coat of vintage aqua spray paint, it was such a fun addition to the space.
The other lighting in the form of a pair of sconces. I picked these up about a year ago without a purpose in mind. They are not hared wired and I just ran the cord along the back of the desk and drilled a hole through the top of the desk to plug them in.
They were $10 for the pair and they have been sitting in the guest room closet. Just a quick coat of gold spray paint and they really help kick up the sophistication (and lighting!) factor in here!
Next came organizing jewelry and accessories. I went into greater detail last week but this was a really fun part of the makeover. I used lots of things I already had on hand, picked up some along the way and even made a bracelet holder with leftover PVC pipe.
Once the big items were in, I just filled in the rest! Of course, the best part was accessorizing the space. My vision always included this quirky Audrey Hepburn with her turquoise bubble so I pulled a few pops of that color with the light and tray.
I’ve always wanted one of these signs somewhere in my house. But with little budget left, I decided to DIY one and just print it out and put in a frame I had. I love it here… too bad it doesn’t actually work!
I shared this sweet shadowbox last week that holds a few fun statement necklaces along with some sentimental pieces from when Brian and I were dating and my parents from high school. This truly makes me smile and I love being able to see these pieces daily even if I don’t wear them often anymore.
I am 100 percent confident that accessorizing outfits is easier now that everything is sorted and on display. Plus, since I stored or got rid of anything I don’t wear very often, now I can just grab from the stuff I really love.
Alright, so let’s break down the final costs:
If you recall, I gave myself a $100 budget for this master closet makeover. So let’s see how close I stayed to the budget…
BUDGET CLOSET MAKEOVER – TOTAL BUDGET
- Style = $81
- Frame for Audrey Hepburn print $7
- White Felt Hangers $20
- Marble Contact Paper $5
- Bulletin Board for DIY Necklace Holder $3
- Full length mirror $0 (Had from previous home, was in storage closet)
- Vanity chair-$3 using the one from guest room, but thrifted another one to replace that one for $3
- $13- pair of gray curtains for skirted console (thrifted)
- Morrocan Shag Throw $30
- Two gold frames with pink abstract art and black and white abstract art $0
- Paint = $0
- White wall- used leftover paint from dining room
- Gray paint for leopard spots- Repose Gray leftover from previous house
- Royal Design Studio Cheetah Stencil– from previous project
- Blue paint for built in desk- freebie from Haven conf a few years ago
- Lighting = $22.50
- Sconces $0
- Lantern light fixture $8.50
- Turquoise spray paint for light fixture $4.00
- Ceiling medallion $10 (the previous light left a gaping hole when I removed so had to add this)
- Accessories and Organization- $27.80
- Necklace Holder- $2
- Misc. Acrylic Organization Items- $8
- Garment Rack $12- ($6 for thrifted suit valet and $6 for tubing, had Rose Gold spray paint on hand)
- Gold spray paint $4
- PVC Bracelet Holder – 1.80
The total was $131.30. I could have kept it right at $100 but that small Moroccan Shag area rug for $30. I think you will agree that it was a “necessity” in pulling it all together. (wink wink)
PHEW! Thanks for sticking with me to the end. I know that was lots of pictures but I really did pack a lot of punch in here! Also, with zero natural lighting, I struggled to take pictures so hopefully your eyes aren’t hurting you right now. 🙂
Catch up on previous Master Budget Closet Makeover posts here:
MASTER CLOSET MAKEOVER- Week 1: Master Closet- The Befores and Vision
BUDGET CLOSET MAKEOVER- Week 2: Fresh Paint and a Side of Leopard
MASTER BUDGET CLOSET MAKEOVER- Week 3: Organizing All the Things
MASTER BUDGET CLOSET MAKEOVER- Week 4: Final Reveal!