Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How To Transform A Spare Bedroom Into A Closet

After many many requests for this post....I am finally revealing my dressing room that I recently converted from a spare bedroom! This project has been several months in the making and I am so excited that I was finally able to finish the room to share it with all of my readers. I hope you enjoy!

To begin with, we painted!! It is amazing how a simple coat of paint can totally transform a room. I wanted to stick with a simple color scheme {blacks, whites and grays} for the paint color and foundational furniture pieces because I knew that my clothing and accessory items would infuse tremendous pops of color into the room. I also chose a chevron pattern to add a fun and playful element to the room.

I then selected my larger furniture pieces such as the shoe cubbies, garment racks, and vanity. 

I wanted everything in the room to be free-standing in case we decide to re-convert the room back into a bedroom one day. Stores such as Target, Home Depot, and Lowe's can provide great free-standing storage and organizational options at relatively inexpensive prices. I tried to keep everything in budget!

 Craigslist was also a definite go-to source for me and I found this adorable vanity in the Garden District in New Orleans for $50 which I painted and refurbished with chevron fabric for less than $100!

Accessorize away! The options for what you can display on your vanity are endless! 

My main goal with the dressing room was to be able to display things so I could easily see them!
It is easy to forget what you have if you can't see it! Out of sight out of mind!





The entire room was done on a MAJOR budget! The only items that I bought full price were the IKEA display shelves which we had to order on-line and have delivered to our house since the closest IKEA store is about 6 hours away! Remember that you don't have to spend a fortune to transform a room! A little paint and a lot of imagination can take you a long way! Utilize discount stores such as TJMAXX and ROSS for incredible home good finds!

Source List:
Vanity Table + Stool - Craigslist Find and Refurbish
Stool Chevron Fabric- Michael's
Shoe Storage Unit- Target
Clothing Racks- Lowe's
Mirror- Marshall's
Chevron Rug- Overstock.com
Handbag Display Cases- Ikea
Chandelier Lamp-Target
Floor Mannequin- TJMAXX
Necklace Mannequins- Michael's
Chair, Bench, Pillows- TJMAXX/ROSS
Animal Accessories: TJMAXX/ROSS
Chandelier Paintings- ROSS

44 comments:

  1. This is SO gorgeous! I am totally jealous of this huge "closet"...I wish I had an extra room to do this with!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. Ow wow that's a dream closet. So gorgeous. You have so many beautiful things inside. Happy woman.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  3. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!! yay, so dreamy!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I have always wanted to do this!!! So so so pretty! Love it!
    I pinned it so I can get ideas once I have a spare bedroom! :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  5. This is seriously amazing! I am so jealous you got to convert a bedroom into your personal closet...I don't think my hubbie would go for that even though I really need the space! It is beautiful lady!!!

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  6. Oh my. This looks like a little boutique can I come shop? ;). Love it! I'm going to pin this to my dream board.
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  7. oh my goodness, this is amazing! can i move in?

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  8. What a beautiful dressing rom! Such a luxury, enjoy it!

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  9. OMG!! I envy your closet soooo much!! I wish I could have one in my tiny appartment!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh. My. Goodness!!! So beautiful. I love how you kept the color palette neutral to really let the clothes/accessories do the talking! Amazing job. Wish I had a spare bedroom in my condo!

    xo Brooke | honestly, b.

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  11. LOVE your dressing room! I've thought about doing that to one of our spare bedrooms as well. Our walk-in closet is big but I kinda wanted something like this. Just like you said, out of sight out of mind. Sometimes I forget what I have and feel like I'm wearing the same stuff over and over. lol! I also love the clear glass display case for your purses. I've been wanting to look for something similar for mine but in the meantime they're all put away. :(

    Great post!!

    xo – Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com
    Find me on BlogLovin!

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  12. I'm so obsessed this is gorgeous!

    Http://everythingsalwayssunny.com
    Kristin xx

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  13. Wow this looks great! I too have a spare bedroom that used to be my little girl's nursery and we've been talking about transforming it into my walk in closet/dressing room. I like how you have the garment racks instead of installing a huge closet system which makes it easy to transform back into a bedroom if we were to sell! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  14. I have total closet envy now!! So much goodness in here!! I have a similar setup but with a bed for guests still...I'm thinking maybe a futon in my future! Pinning this for inspiration!

    Meg
    PolkaDots & Lace

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  15. this must make getting dressed in the morning so much more fun! you did a great job- it looks amazing! i like how the clothes and accessories serve as decoration too! x

    dipped in yellow

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  16. I am so jealous, lol no seriously this is my dream closet.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  17. Wow!! this looks incredible. I love how all your fabulous wardrobe pieces are so visible. I am very impressed, my friend:) Thanks for sharing!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  18. JEALOUS!!!! wow, what an amazing job you did, especially on budget. I'm so impressed that you are giving me major ideas! Love this and totally worth every penny!

    xo Mel
    www.turquoiseblonde.com

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  19. OH. MY. HELL. I am SO jealous right now!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous!! Wow, great job girl! I so want a room-sized closet someday! Love how you displayed everything! I definitely need some way to display my stuff better cuz I have no idea what I have in my tiny mess of a closet hahaha
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com/

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  20. Your dressing room is so gorgeous. I am so jealous. I wish I had a spare bedroom to convert. You do a fabulous job. I'm obsessed!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  21. Ok Meghan this is incredible!! I have a similar room with my shoes in cubbies and my jewelry is on display. I also have a makup vanity. Sadly there just isn't enough room for a clothing rack. But I hope one day I can create something like this. It's gorgeous.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  22. Oh dear I want a closet like yours! It's a dream!!!
    Fabiola

    wildflower girl
    Facebook page

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  23. Ummmm this room is a dream!! Amazing job with your dressing room - it's absolutely fabulous!

    ~Jacy
    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  24. Love how you transformed the room! I wish I had an extra room to do this with.


    The Purse Snatcher

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  25. Genial post!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  26. Oh my gosh Meghan, this is FABULOUS!! LOVE what you have done with this space, every girls dream right here lol!!

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  27. Wow that looks amazing, I'm quite jealous!

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  28. I keep trying to move towards something like this in my walk in closet, but my husband's things keep getting in the way... ;) Wish I had an extra bedroom. This looks simple and fantastic all at the same time!

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  29. Stunning!! We have an extra bedroom but I don't think I can convince my hubby to do this. I think it may fuel more shopping.

    Alice
    www.hapinessatmidlife.com

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  30. UGH I want to do this so badly!!! Your collection looks amazing displayed like this!!!

    http://cloudywithachanceofcolor.blogspot.com

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  31. Love, love, love! I have a similar room to this but I call it my Princess Room :) I don't know how I survived before without it because you're right, when you don't see your stuff out on display, they're easily forgotten! I wish I had enough room for clothing racks because my stuff is currently waaay too cramped, and I adore those purse display boxes! Such a pretty room!

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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  32. Such a great idea, thanks for sharing.
    x Hannah
    http://theadventurouslifestylelab.blogspot.be/

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  33. Oh I wish I had space to do this!! Love!!!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  34. I love how you kept the space so open and airy - so you can see everything you have! I currently keep my bags in their bags but I really like the display idea better. Fun post!


    Zahra
    www.lovezahra.com

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  35. Omg! I luv it :)
    www.ubetterwork.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh My Gosh. This is AMAZING. That's all I have to say!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  37. what a great use of space. i use to have a bedroom like this until i moved to a city with no space. love how you organized it.

    xoxo...beth
    www.fashiondotnow.com

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  38. Love this. I so was hoping to turn unused space attached to our Master into my closet/office... but alas I have to get it restructured by an architect! Hmm.... maybe in a few years (: You did a great job!

    Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  39. Love the "new closet". Fabulous..I was telling my hubby that his play room is done..I am taking over LOL
    Bjs, Ana

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  40. This looks amazing! I am 100% doing this to my other guest room! :)

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

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  41. WOW! Impressive and so fun to see!

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  42. This is great! You did an awesome job! I love seeing rooms converted into closets - your room is very simply stated, organized, and fantastic!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  43. Nice Idea ! I would really love to try this. We have a big store room which has no use , This transformation can make that spare room useful. I don't have walk-in closet in my house so i will try for it.

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