Guess what – It’s One Room Challenge time again! I’m very excited because this spring Chris and I are taking on a project I’ve wanted to do since we moved in – our master bedroom closets.

Right now we have two good sized closets that separate our bedroom from our ensuite; There’s a reach-in for Chris and I walk-in for me. To be honest the setup isn’t terrible, but there are a lot of things that could be better.

For one, there are a lot of doors in a very small space:

Closet before hallway doors | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

I’ve also felt that there was so much space in the little hallway (obviously to accommodate all the doors) that could be better used.

So we’re going to rip it all out.

Yup! We’re going to take out both our closets, move the entrance over and create one large shared walk-through closet. If this sounds familiar it’s because I showed a little bit of my idea for this in my Dream DIY Bucket List back in February .

I’ve measured it all out and I think we can each get approximately the same amount of hanging space and also add more shelving for Chris and drawer space for me.

Oh, and my shoes! My shoes will also get their own special place (I’m thinking a between-the-studs shelving unit).

Here’s the official plan:

  1. Remove the drywall and framing of the existing closets
  2. Remove the engineered hardwood flooring
  3. Build a new closet entrance and frame in the old entrance
  4. Build some between-the-studs shelves
  5. Put up new drywall
  6. Put the flooring back down

(p.s. We’ve never done any of those things before)

  1. Paint the walls
  2. Replace the ugly builder light fixtures (exciting news about that below)
  3. Build/thrift shelving and drawer solutions
  4. Install closet hardware & move all our clothes back in
  5. Relax and enjoy our new closet

What do you think? I’m hopeful we can actually finish early (ha!). Our official #demoday is tomorrow and to prep Chris and I have started emptying our closets.

Here’s a “before” shot of my closet now that it’s empty:

Closet before | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

And Chris’ – he jumped ahead and removed the doors and hanging rod before I could take a “before” picture (at least he’s excited right?)

Closet before | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

I’ve build a little temporary clothes rack for our guest room which will *hopefully* keep us from going crazy while we are without closets:

Temporary Closet | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

Design-wise we’re keeping things simple but I created this little mood board to give you an idea of where we’re going:

Closet Inspiration | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

(Images – closet hardware: IKEA, Light fixture: Kichler, Dresser: My vintage find)

The most exciting part is that my friends at Kichler were nice enough to send me two of the lights shown in my mood board (the Hatteras Bay 1 Light LED Flush Mount). I’m super excited to get them installed, they actually match the light fixtures we have in our kitchen. I’ll share more photos and details on the lights once they’re installed. Right now, the boxes are sitting in our dining room and Jack and Rosie have claimed them for their afternoon cuddles.

Cat Cuddles | Master Closet Makeover | Spring One Room Challenge 2017 | House by the Bay

I hope you’ll follow along with all our closet progress for the next six weeks here on the blog and also on Instagram!

Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing challenge projects over on Calling it Home!

23 Comments on Master Closet Makeover Plan | Spring One Room Challenge | Week One

  1. Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit
    April 8, 2017 at 8:47 am (7 months ago)

    Wow! You are my hero for taking out the floor 🙂 . Can’t wait to see it all come together. We’re tackling the bathroom at our family cottage for the One Room Challenge.

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm (6 months ago)

      Jane, I started on the floor today and I got sooo many splinters! I’m kinda regretting it lol! Thanks for visiting 🙂

      Reply
  2. deborah
    April 8, 2017 at 10:17 am (7 months ago)

    WOW! That’s a huge project! What an amazing closet space already. Excited to see your space and progress.

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Deborah! We’re excited to make it even better 🙂

      Reply
  3. Lisa J Wood
    April 8, 2017 at 11:16 am (7 months ago)

    Who doesn’t love a great closet! Can’t wait to see your progress.

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks for visiting Lisa!

      Reply
  4. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    April 8, 2017 at 11:18 am (7 months ago)

    Wow, you’re taking on quite a project for this closet! I’m excited to follow your progress and to see the final reveal. Good luck!

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Carol! I’m excited for your guest bedroom also!

      Reply
  5. Ariel
    April 9, 2017 at 9:51 am (7 months ago)

    You have got your work cut out for you! Holy smokes! Looking forward too seeing this refreshed space

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm (6 months ago)

      Ariel you are so right! I’m a little overwhelmed right now lol!

      Reply
  6. Emy
    April 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Love that dresser! I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Emy! It was a great thrift store find 🙂

      Reply
  7. Lora
    April 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm (6 months ago)

    I LOVE that light. The dresser is gorgeous too!

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    • Casey
      April 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you Lora!

      Reply
  8. Jessica @ Petal + Ply
    April 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm (6 months ago)

    !!!! I love seeing gorgeous functional closets. Probably because we live in an old home with virtually nonexistent closets. Hence, quite a bit of closet envy and admiration every time I see a good one! Can’t wait to see this come together!

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    • Casey
      April 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Jessica!

      Reply
  9. Katy {ashadeofteal}
    April 12, 2017 at 1:19 am (6 months ago)

    Love your inspiration, I would love to makeover my closet like that. Excited to see how yours comes together.

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    • Casey
      April 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you Katy! I’m glad you like it 🙂

      Reply
  10. Creatively Homespun
    April 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your fur friends! So cute! It’s great that the hubby is excited! It’ll take some hard work, and patience… but it’ll also be soooo worth it!!! Cheering YOU on girl!!! xo

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    • Casey
      April 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you! The patience is what I’m lacking right now lol!

      Reply
  11. Natalie @nelidesign
    April 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm (6 months ago)

    A lot of work to be done! So many doors! And how about the cute cats, boxes are always favorite with them! 😉

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    • Casey
      April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm (6 months ago)

      Who needs cat toys when you can have a cardboard box? 🙂

      Reply
  12. Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    May 1, 2017 at 8:56 am (6 months ago)

    You are right about having a lot of doors! I LOVE your idea to create on big space. Cannot wait to see how this all comes together over the next few weeks! Good luck.

    Reply

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