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Do you want to see a nightmare in our master bathroom? The closet is old, narrow and a disaster. You may remember last year, I shared our master bathroom makeover and many of you loved the hanging basket used for toilet paper. I have gotten more emails and comments about that crazy hanging basket.-ha. What I never showed though was the closet hiding behind the door. I have hated this closet since I was a kid. -haha. It’s narrow, dark and collects junk. Like a lot of junk. There are things in this closet that I hadn’t seen in years when I started cleaning it out. Unfortunately, we lack storage space in our house so everything gets crammed into tiny little closets. Needless to say, I have major closet envy when I see pictures of pretty new homes with gigantic closets. BUT, can’t dwell on what you don’t have, just make what you do have work, right?
I grabbed the biggest garbage bag I could find and threw out or donated 90% of everything in the closet, including the towels and sheets. The towels were probably 5 years old and lets face it, towels get gross and nasty after a couple years of use. I try to donate old towels and blankets to our local vet but sometimes, they need to be thrown out.
After a fresh coat of white paint, the closet looked 10x better.
I removed the wooden shelves and painted them but decided once the paint was dry, I didn’t like how they looked in the closet. I wanted a little pizzaz in this crazy little closet so I picked up some heavy duty wrapping paper and covered the shelves.
Stay tuned, our little closet takes on a new life tomorrow when we share the mini closet/bathroom makeover. No more bathroom closet disaster 🙂 For more of our home projects, check out our new interior page. *update: You can see the after/reveal here.