Transforming an awkward master bedroom closet into a custom dream closet in one weekend for under $300.
You know it’s trouble when your closet just heaves a sigh of defeat, surrenders to gravity, and deposits your beloved wardrobe in a sad heap on the floor. For two years, this 3 foot by 4 foot micro walk-in closet has screamed for help. It’s never maximized its limited space or even come close to earning the title of MASTER closet. I asked the professionals. After two quotes ranging from $400 to $1300 (!), neither was able to supply the storage and versatility that I need.
My house is tight on closet space, which isn’t unusual in my area, but leaves much to be desired. I kept telling myself, “If this closet were in Manhattan, it would be downright luxurious.” So how could I turn an NY mentality into a California reality?
Enter the handy BF, who offered to help me build a new one. Once the design wheels started spinning, my inner decorator went wild. It’s only 12 square feet, how crazy could I get? Oh, just wait.
First, I took everything out, patched the walls and painted.
Every inch of captured, usable space thrilled me, but the unexpected surprise of it all was how the re-organization made me feel. My insatiable black hole of need to acquire more ceased immediately. I realized the abundance of what I already have, and that feeling bled over into other aspects of my life. I am living the dream right now. I have everything I want, and much, much more than I actually need. If I bring anything into my gorgeous new closet, it has to be deserving of the space it holds. Which is a very good philosophy for anything or anyone I bring into my life.
Taking inventory of what I have, keeping what I like and letting the rest go brings me peace and freedom to be exactly the person I want to be. Which in this case, is a person with a very organized closet. It feels like new love. I daydream about it, I escape there when I’m feeling blocked. In chaotic, unpredictable day to day life, it’s a serene, perfect little respite of order. I’m in love.