The Closet is Now a Closet

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Last weekend I didn’t make much progress in my bedroom since I was out of town. Then, I spent most of this week playing catch up and working on a few other projects. This weekend I do plan on getting back to work in my bedroom and hopefully making some headway in the actual bedroom portion of the space. Stay tuned for updates next week.

However, despite not getting much done in the actual bedroom, I did manage to accomplish something in the closet. In fact, it’s now actually starting to look like a closet. Let’s take a peak inside, shall we?

The Closet is Now a Closet | Inspired by Charm

Yay! There’s actually a closet! For the first time in almost 6 years, I have a real functioning closet. Well, almost.

The Closet is Now a Closet | Inspired by Charm

As I mentioned in a previous post, I purchased the elfa system from The Container Store. I went for the white on white. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the shelving system. It looks fabulous and seems to be well made and super sturdy. I was able to completely customize it for my space and needs. Definitely a winner. Definitely happy with my purchase.

However, as with most things, there are a few drawbacks. First, it’s kind of pricey. I’m totally glad I went for it, but it wasn’t cheap. Secondly, given the price, I was surprised that a few of the metal pieces were scuffed up or scratched. I would expect things to be in perfect condition. I’m going to give The Container Store a call and see what they say, but still it’s disappointing. And finally, I wish there were more options for the actual closet rod. Small details, but I would have loved to have been able to get it in a matte black or gold. Right? I also wish the drawer baskets came in more options as well. Maybe a different color or a natural weave. Those small details would take this to a whole other level of awesomeness. I may DIY something down the road, but for now, it’s all good.

The Closet is Now a Closet | Inspired by Charm

All that being said, I’m super pleased with the system and happy I made the purchase.

I installed it myself, and the process was amazingly simple. You install the top rail, and then basically everything hangs off that. I would have been finished in an hour or two, but I made a mistake and hung the system a bit too high. Once I had about 75% of it installed, I realized my mistake, took the whole thing down, and rehung it about three inches lower. It was only a few inches, but it made all the difference.

It wasn’t too much of a problem, though. To remedy my mistake, I just patched a few screw holes and touched up the paint.

The Closet is Now a Closet | Inspired by Charm

Either this weekend or next week I’m going to go through all of my clothes and fill up some trash bags for Goodwill. Once my purge is complete, I’ll start filling up the system. It will be so nice to have all of my clothes in one location.

Since I don’t have a lot of closet space elsewhere in my house, I’m going to get some garment bags and totes to store out of season clothes in the basement. All-in-all, I should have plenty of space.

I thought I’d throw a few things on the system, just to give you an idea of what it (and the color scheme for the room) will look like.

The Closet is Now a Closet | Inspired by Charm

Pretty sweet, right?

Well, it’s back to work on my room. Here’s hoping things go as planned. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I’ll meet you back here on Monday.

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The Before / Inspiration
New Crown Molding
Paint Colors and Plan
Light Fixture
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  1. I just found your blog through Pinterest. I love how you have decorated your house. I wanted to say that I ordered an Elfa system from the Container Store and a few baskets were bent. They sent me replacements right away and they didn’t require me to send the bent baskets back. So if you are at all unhappy, give them a call and ask for replacements.

  2. Oooooh how I love the Elfa system! Great choice for your space, it looks incredible! You will have a lot of fun filling it and organizing it, I just know it! 😉

  3. Love the shelves. I have those awful wire shelves with the hanger underneath. Hate ’em! When I eventually get around to the bedroom and closet area I’ll have to keep these Elfa shelves in mind as replacements. They look great!

  4. Your closet is HUGE! It’s like a whole room to itself – lucky you! I love the simplicity of the white on white, but a little colour, texture, or gold blig couldn’t hurt either 😉 Have a great weekend Michael! XO, S

  5. You did a wonderful job installing your closet system and it looks fabulous, Michael!

    I learned a long time ago, after spending big $$$ on an install in a large walk-in closet (and initially wondering if I had lost my mind), that it was one of the top three things I had done for the house and more importantly for myself. You will LOVE it! Never fear, your money has been well spent!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Michael!

  6. Looking really nice so far. I can’t wait to see the complete project. The organization system looks like it can contain quite a bit but it is still streamlined. The light is divine. You will find that having all your things in one place is going to make life much less stressful. I just gave my dressing room a makeover and I love how it turned out. Hop on over to my blog to take a look at