Despite how hideous my bedroom closet was, I never felt compelled to make it over. More than likely it’s because I don’t put a lot of time and effort into how I dress. I am not a clothes horse and when something doesn’t fit or I don’t wear it, out it goes.
For my birthday last month, a friend had given me, amongst other things, a pretty storage box. Maybe it was a hint? LOL
Here it is mostly completed. I still have to get a better/bigger mirror, but I’ll probably concoct one myself.
It’s better than it was, let me show you
It had falling down wire shelving, a lovely barney the dinosaur wall and a bare light bulb.
I painted the walls a taupe colour that I picked up at the recycle center. I went to my back yard and took the brackets off of the fence and sprayed them in glossy black. I purchased a melamine shelf from Rona so that I didn’t have to paint a piece of wood, and placed it on the brackets.
I went back to Home Sense to see if I could find two more baskets like the one my girlfriend had given me, but there were none, so I bought two of these animal print ones.
My Ikea malm dresser was boring, so with my SCAL software I created the oval pattern. Being the thrifty gal that I am, I used shelf paper that I bought at the dollar store.
The mirrored jewellery box and the little white tray were both bought at the thrift store some time ago.
I had to come up with a way to cover the bald light bulb. I already had a drum shade but had to figure out a way to suspend it. I used 4 cup hooks in the ceiling.
I attached wire to each of the arms of the drum shade and looped them around the hooks. Worked like a charm.
I did manage to whittle my wardrobe down a little more and I now have lots of room for more clothes.
Here is a glimpse of my split personality; my work clothes are plain and colourless, my clown clothes (in case you missed it, I am a professional clown) are so bright and cheerful. :0)
It’s not a very large closet so it was difficult to take photos. The only things I purchased were a roll of shelf liner for a dollar, two baskets for $25 and a shelf for $9. A $35 makeover.