When I moved into my studio apartment there were only 2 small closets where things could hang. One of those had to be used as a coat closet, so that was not going work for me. What girl only needs one small closet? I decided to create my own “Dressing Area/Walk In Closet”.
The first picture below is the blank slate. This is what it looked like when I moved in.
This next photo is the quick fix. I needed to do something fast to make finding clothes for work easy. I hate living out of boxes and garbage bags. I had the green curtains from my previous apartment.
As time progressed, I was able to devote the time and finances to actually making it my own.
First, I went to Home Depot and bought a metal pole and the brackets to hang.
Metal Pole can be found here and the socket can be found here.
Now I didn’t have an electrical drill at the time so a lot of muscle went into the installation of the sockets. Hey! You have to get your work out in wherever you can!
Okay, the rod is up and then the fun started by having to organize all of the clothes. I think I was a little over my head. Once everything was out and when I say out I mean thrown all over my living area, I really didn’t want to do anything else. A wave a laziness came over me. I may have even taken a two hour nap, but that is another story. Hahaha
I went to Marshall’s and bought the hangers that were covered in non-slip material! I LOVE THESE! I managed to get a 20 pack for $12.99. Now me being the person I am, I went to several Marshall’s so I could have all of the same color. I know I am the only person who is going to see this but I didn’t care. 🙂
Dresses and sweaters went up first, then button downs, followed by blouses and tanks. Oh and I organize by color and sleeve length. It looks so much more organized and pretty that way. Hahaha. As I write this, I realize, how crazy I sound. This is just the start of it. You’ll see in future posts. Also, I noticed looking at these pictures that I tend to only choose black and neutral colors. I think I need to add some color.
I went to Walmart for a tension rod and the Christmas Tree Shop for brown sheers. I found them in 95″ for $4.00 each! I hung up the curtains and BAM! You are done! I love it! Everything is neat and organized. Sheers are great so no one can see in case I have guests over. Great mini walk in closet. One day I’ll have one of those closet like the celebrities do, but for now, this will work!
Costs for this project:
Rod: $14.98 at Home Depot
Socket: $4.98 at Home Depot
Tension Rod for Curtains: $4.00 at Walmart
Curtains: $8.00 at Christmas Tree Shop
Total cost: $31.96
Tomorrow I tackle the DIY shoe rack.