I want a designer closet

You’ve seen the nice closet online. You know the walk in closet that’s probably all white and has a chandelier or two in it. The clothes are all neatly organized and color coded. The hangers are all the same and there is probably some fresh flowers sitting somewhere on a closet shelf.

Well… after seeing so many designer closets like the one I described I wanted one of my own. But one problem., the cost was way beyond my budget! Oops..

Have you ever experienced that? Did you let it discourage you?

Let me tell you that although it takes time and work a DIY closet is far better than paying thousands to have one professionally built. After seeing how an IKEA pax closet system, when done right, can look like a designer closet I became convinced. You don’t have to buy from IKEA. You can buy what you need from any store that sells organizing items such as The Container Store, Home Depot, Walmart, Target and Lowes just to name a few.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your closet space is you can inexpensively create a nice, cozy area. Is your closet space small? Brighten it up with light colors. Do you have a lack of shelf space? Why not install floating shelves. Need some ideas of re creating your space? I would love to help…email me!

Length of my project: 3 months

(I demo’d the closet myself and my husband helped assemble the IKEA Pax system)

What else did I use?

– Amazon velvet hangers (TJ Maxx have them too!)

– Chandeliers from Home Depot

– Floor runner from Home Depot

– Gray bins from The Container Store

– 8 section drawer for Ties from The Container Store


In process:


One thought on “I want a designer closet

  1. Thanks for being REAL about the length of time for the project. Admittedly, I’ve attempted to follow a blogger’s plan only to face the disappointment of not allowing enough time. I don’t think I’m the only person who has gotten to a point in a project where I had to decide if I was going to take more time to get to get what I wanted or settle. Thanks!


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