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ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet

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Hello and welcome to week 6, the reveal, of the One Room Challenge! We have made over our walk in master closet and taken it from a generic, dysfunctional space to one that is personalized to our exact needs. In keeping with our DIY style, we did the whole thing by ourselves and on a budget. Nothing here was sponsored!

If you are just visiting us for the first time (Hi! Welcome! Check out our About Us page!) here is what you have missed:

Week 1: The design plan

Week 2: How to design a closet system in Excel

Week 3: How to remove a wire closet system – demo, patching, & painting

Week 4: building the closet system

Bonus post: custom shoe shelves + bag storage

Week 5: Repurposing the Linen Closet

Bonus post: wooden hanging belt & tie rack

So, here is how the space looks!

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

I just love how many more clothes we can fit in here compared to the one horizontal rod that we started with. And, yes, I have a ton of Lilly. It’s an addiction.

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

I was really excited to get rid of all janky metal over the door type hangers and upgrade to wooden and metal hooks. I think that it just really looks more permanent and custom this way.

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

ORC: Custom Wooden Shoe & Handbag Storage - Charleston Crafted

Getting my shoes off the floor is a huge bonus, too. (Sean’s shoes are all in the lower cubby of the hanging system. We both have ratty outdoor boots and shoes on the rack in the garage).

ORC: Custom Wooden Shoe & Handbag Storage - Charleston Crafted

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

Updating the linen closet to hold off season clothing was a last minute idea but really turned out to be a good one. We have plenty of room to add more things in here, too!

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

It’s shockingly hard to get a decent picture of this whole space, since you can’t back up more than 3 feet. How about this view from the floor? Also smooth ceilings = a happy Morgan. I can’t believe we were scraping just 6 weeks ago!

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

ORC: Custom Wooden Shoe & Handbag Storage - Charleston Crafted

ORC Reveal: A Fully DIY Remodeled Walk In Master Closet - charleston Crafted

And I love sharing a budget breakdown on these bigger type projects. I think it really helps you to see how attainable/doable something like this really is! I knew that the cost of the closet system wood wouldn’t be nothing, but my goal was to make over the space for under $250. We ended up at $255, which is pretty good. I guess my anchor hooks were unnecessary and put me over, but I’m OK with it 🙂

ACTUAL SPENDING:

Paint – $18 via Lowes, color is Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua

Painting supplies – had on hand

Closet boards – $19 x4 = $76, via Lowes

Dowels – $6 x 5 =$30, via Lowes

Dowel Holders – $2.50 x6 = $15, via Lowes

Shoe Shelf wood – $25 x2 = $50, via Lowes

Stain – Minwax Early American, had on hand, via Lowes

Anchor hook – $8.50 via Amazon

Anchor hook with pivot – $8 via Amazon

Bins in bottom of closet – had on hand (via HomeGoods a while ago)

Bins for purses/wallets: $20 total, Large, small via Amazon

Light – had on hand, previously in hallway, via Amazon

Rugs – $9.99 x3 $30 total via Homegoods

Hamper – had on hand, via Amazon

Total spent: $255.50

Master Closet 6 Week $250 Makeover

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