Sharing our DIY bedroom turned walk in closet today and it’s the best closet ever! I have always wanted a big walk in closet with a center island and couldn’t be happier with how the closet turned out.
Thank you for all your messages about yesterday’s post showing the install of this amazing closet! If you have been following along, you know that we partnered with Easyclosets to create this dreamy walk in closet.
If you missed any of the blog posts related to this project, be sure to check out these posts:
Changing out wire closet shelving with wood shelving (Jim’s closet)
The installation of the big walk walk in closet below, how to turn a spare bedroom into a dream walk in closet.
DIY Bedroom to Closet
Here is the closet before as a spare bedroom.
Here is the closet after we ripped out the carpet and installed engineered hardwood with staples.
After we installed the Easyclosets white closet system with center island.
DIY Walk In Closet
Looking like a pretty dreamy walk in closet right?
It’s by far the nicest and biggest closet I have ever had!
An L shaped wall closet system can really pack in a ton of storage and organization if you utilize every square inch of the space.
How to turn a bedroom into a dressing room
Prior to turning this bedroom into a full walk in closet, I was always changing my clothes in this room as I utilized the small closet that was already in the room.
The bedroom was already acting as a dressing room so the transition to a walk in closet was easy.
When Patty (my designer at Easyclosets) and I were designing this space, my goal was to have enough shelving storage for shoes and jeans folded in half.
I know many people hang jeans and fold sweaters but I am the complete opposite.
Hanger marks on my pants and ironing (even though I have an amazing pull out ironing board – keep reading …it’s fabulous!) isn’t my thing.
Jim and I share this closet and he also has the original walk in closet (seen below) for his everyday work clothes.
Click here to see Jim’s “before and after” closet once we replaced the old wire shelving with this gorgeous white wood closet system.
We decided to have two valet rods installed as well.
As you can see, the one below is perfect for hanging outfits.
I have always been envious of walk in closets that I would see online with valet rods showcasing cute outfits and I can’t believe I now have one! 😀
DIY closet accessories
The built-in drawer unit has storage for jewelry, a pull out ironing board and folded clothes.
I actually have the iron and steamer stored in the bottom drawer as the center island drawers provide a ton of storage for folded clothes.
Easyclosets has so many fun closet accessories and I was so happy when Patty suggested the top drawer have a jewelry storage insert.
The drop down door below hides a pull out ironing board!
The pull out ironing board is so cool and very functional.
There is an outlet plug behind one of the drawer bases. We tried to design around the plug but just couldn’t get it to fit properly so at some point, we need to cut a hole and install an outlet strip so we can access the plug.
The second valet rod for Jim’s clothes is shown below.
Here is the view into Jim’s work clothes closet (the old walk in closet) and entrance to the bathroom.
The bathroom is on the list to renovate this year and I am looking forward to designing that space.
If you look closely, you can see Bentley laying on our bedroom floor :).
We are planning to remove the hanging door above and install a sliding barn door track. The mirror will be fastened to the barn door which will slide the entire length of the wall.
Here is the view from standing inside Jim’s closet.
If you are looking to create your own dream closet or simply update an existing closet, be sure to check out Easyclosets and consider a DIY install. You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Easyclosets. All opinions and words are 100% my own.