My Master Bedroom Closet Progress ~ DIY Pull-out Hamper


You may remember a few months back I started remodeling my closet. Okay…so it has actually been 10 months ago. *insert embarrassed face* I wanted to share how to organize your closet in my 21 day organizational series, but how could I? One day of organizing was not going to solve this problem!

Every day that I would step into that closet I was reminded that I had an unfinished project. I have a long list of other projects that I really want to start. So this month I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t start any other projects until I finished the closet. 

I have been working hard to finish even with all the obstacles of life. What can I say? I love a good challenge!

Before I show you my progress, I wanted to remind you of where I had left this project sit for 10 months. Warning…there are tons of pictures in this post.

Closet before I touched it…

Lots of wire shelving…not my favorite.

Oh, and a very big mess!

I ripped out all the wire shelving, painted the walls and built my own wood shelves…

I thought lots of open shelves would be neat…but 
instead I discovered the perfect place to store shoes.
I will show you that in a second.

This bottom open space was callin’ out for a
 pull-out hamper. So I have answered the call! 

It actually was pretty easy to build…I started with some drawer slides and built a box…
I then added a frame to support the door that I made…

And after I added the door along with a pretty black handle, this is how it turned out…

I found the perfect sized hamper at my favorite store, Target. You can see that my husband is already putting it to good use…

I also decided to build some shoe dividers for the two twin towers…

The real beauty of those dividers is that they are an insert unit. I took a long piece of wood, added shelves on both sides. Then I just slid the whole unit into the existing cabinet. That way if I change my mind in oh…another 10 months I can just pull them out. Smart, huh? 🙂

I have plans for the space below the shoe dividers. I hope to make some drawers in the next few months…three on each side.

I wanted to show you what I did with the other side of the closet. It has looked like this for a long time…too long.

Now this space has been remodeled with storage for my sweaters, boots and space to hang more clothes.

I can’t get back far enough to get a picture of the whole wall, so here’s the bottom part…

Another new addition to my closet were these beauties…

Yep…velvet hangers are so sweet. Tanks don’t slide off and they are so soft. I purchased two boxes of the shirt hangers and a box of heavy duty pant hangers…

I also added molding to all the tops of the towers and the middle shelves. I like how it gave the whole closet a nice professional looking finish.

When I was at Target getting my hamper, I saw this rug. I thought it would be perfect but I wish it was bigger. I can’t decide if I should keep it or take it back. What do you think? Is it too small for the space? 

I wish I could say the master closet is done. But I can say it is almost done. All I need to do is finish the drawers and add a few more accessories and I can scratch this project off the to-do list! 🙂

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  1. WOW! You did an amazing job! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Good job! It’s going to serve you well I’m sure. I like the little rug. Why don’t you turn it the sideways to fill up that space and see if you like that better. Thanks for sharing your project!

  3. Hey There! Just passing through!

    Looking at that rug, perhaps if you flipped it side ways, and stuck another one next to it? Or maybe a couple in different colors? I know they make stickers you can put on the back of rugs to keep them together.

    If you really like that pattern, it might be worth looking into!

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