I can’t believe we’re finally done this one room challenge and that we actually finished in the six-week time frame!
Part way through this project I definitely started to doubt myself – was this really a good idea? But, now that it’s done I can say with 100% certainty it was totally a good idea.
Let’s take a quick look back at what we started with – two closets of a small hallway with lots (and lots) of doors.
Chris had a reach-in closet on the left and I had a walk-in closet on the right. While both closets were technically fine, I thought we could better use the space by creating one giant shared walk-through closet. We moved the entrance over the to the end of the wall giving us a ton of wall space in our bedroom (which I have since filled with bookcases). Now when you stand in the entrance to our closet the first thing that you see is my vintage dresser.
Isn’t that better than a bunch of doors?! The new walk-through closet is not only big, it’s incredibly functional.
We repurposed the Ikea Algot closet system that I had already been using in my walk-in closet and just added a few new pieces here and there to maximize the space.
I take up one end of the closet with a mix of shelves, hanging space and a small Ikea Rast dresser. While the dresser is really cute, I didn’t realize how little it holds until I started filling it. I might end up moving it into the bedroom to use as a bedside table and putting some different drawers in its place.
Chris’ area is set up right now as two sections of double hanging bars, but it’s still a work in progress. He hasn’t decided how he wants to configure it yet and might end up adding some pull-out baskets to the bottom or even a third narrow section on the right hand side.
My shoes now have their own home in an old bookcase that was painted to fit in with the rest of the room.
The tall middle shelf holds a bunch of my jewelry which was previously hidden in a drawer.
I’m so happy with how this closet turned out! I especially love that my vintage dresser has a real home now AND that I finally have a full length mirror – it’s been 4 years without one!
I also had fun picking out some great accessories for the top of the dresser. My favourites are the faux terrarium, the small wooden dish and a framed painting by one of my favourite artists (and best friends) Meaghan Hyckie.
While the reno for this closet was definitely challenging (let us never speak of drywall mudding again) it was definitely worth it.
- Lights: Kichler Hatteras Bay 1 Light LED Flush Mount in Olde Bronze (Learn More) (Buy Online)
- Paint: Colour Matched to Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue
- Closet Hardware: Ikea Algot System
- Vintage Dresser: Second Hand Find (similar & similar)
- White Dresser: Ikea Rast 3 Drawer with knobs from Home Depot
- Terrarium: HomeSense (similar)
- Decorative Birdcage: HomeSense (similar)
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32 thoughts on “Master Bedroom Walk-Through Closet Reveal”
It looks beautiful! You did an amazing job! LOVE the organization units you used. Lovely!
Thank you Lindi! Your closet really inspired us to tackle ours 🙂
Great job! I’m a sucker for a beautiful and functional renovation project. You nailed it.
casey, this is awesome! the organization is incredible! i am thinking you need to travel my way…. 😉
Next time I’m near you I’ll let you know 😉
this space looks so neat and organized. great job!!!
I just shared my ORC reveal, check it out here: https://www.charlestoncrafted.com/2017/05/10/orc-reveal-fully-diy-remodeled-walk-master-closet/
Thanks Morgan! Your closet looks awesome!
That is a huge closet! Looks so great, and the most important is a well functioning closet!
Yes! I love the functionality we’ve gained – and the space is awesome too lol
The giant walk-in is so much more practical and looks amazing!
Thanks Jessica! I love how much space we have now 🙂
This may sound weird, but never in my life, have I thought of your brilliant idea to put a bookcase in the closet. I had to pin that because it’s a perfect idea for storage. You did a wonderful job on the closet.
Yes – bookcases everywhere 🙂 Thanks so much Erin!
It looks so clean and organized! And that dresser is a stunner!
Thank you Bre! I was so happy when I found it 🙂
What a great closet space! Love the wall color and that dresser.
Thanks Lora 🙂
Casey, you have the MOST organized closet I’ve ever seen!!! Oh, and beautiful, too, of course! I love what you did. It must feel amazing to have this all done!!
Thanks Thalita! It definitely looks less organized now that we’ve moved everything back in lol but it does feel awesome to have a closet again and with so much new storage space!
Wow! You guys did an amazing job! The closet turned out great!
Thanks Emy 🙂
I am having some serious closet envy! Love the bookcase idea for shoe storage! Might have to borrow that idea!
Do it Maureen! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Love the color and everything looks so organized! I had to laugh at your comment about not ever speaking again about drywall mudding. We did our garage a few months ago and it was exhausting.
I love how open and organized everything is. You did a fantastic job!
What a great makeover, looks like the perfect spot to get dressed in the morning. You must love how organized and open it is.
It looks awesome, and so much more functional! Great use of space and it looks so organized!
I love how big your closet feels now. That must be amazing to have a place to organize everything!
That is a fantastic closet! And the lighting looks great!
Thanks so much Carrie!
Your new (big!) closet looks great! So organized. This is exactly what we have (in your “before”) – a closet for him and a (small) walk-in for me. This same type of makeover is on my to-do list – pretty far down the list though because it involves moving pipes and we don’t know what we’re doing! 😉