Custom Closet {ClosetMaid}

by Chris on January 9, 2013

Time for the ol’ reveal! In the previous post, I showed you how the ClosetMaid shelving and drawers were coming together. The old shelves were removed, the walls were painted, and it was time for installation.


And here she is. I picked up the coral and blue colors in her bedding so it would remain cohesive. It turned out exactly like I wanted it to. I get along very well with drawers, cubbies, and shelves. Swoon.

Custom closet
While it’s not the easiest space to photograph, I was able to catch some details of the space. I imagine this shoe shelf will fill up as she gets older, but for now it houses her slipper collection and boxes for all her little trinkets. 10-year olds and their trinkets. Good. Ness.

Closet details
I knew if she didn’t have containers to…well…contain, she would just start throwing stuff in there. We purged and decided where things would go together, so we would both know where they belong. As she gets older, I like her to be involved in the organization process. This way I know what works best for me and for her. Apparently, her Taylor Swift perfume front and center works best for her. :)

Closet detail

The upper bars are still too tall for her, so I put her little stool in a cubby to easily pull out. We had a niiice long talk about how she is not to yank on the hangers to get her clothes down. We’ll see how that works out.


I’ll be back another time to show some of the organized innards., and you should know that I didn’t just find all these coral and blue accessories (I wish!). I had to make some alterations to suit our needs. Until then, let’s just pretend that it’s always going to look like this.

Disclaimer: A HUGE thank you to ClosetMaid! They provided me with this entire unit, and it exceeded my expectations. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Would I recommend a ClosetMaid storage system? You. Bet. (And they didn’t tell me to say that either!) :)



Judy January 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

There’s nothing I love more than an organized closet. Sometimes there is chaos in my home, but my closets are always organized. I love the coral and blue accessories in the closet. Looks so pretty.

Chris January 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Agreed. An organized closet definitely soothes the soul, doesn’t it?

Jamie January 9, 2013 at 8:49 am

My only girl (after 4 boys!) is also 10, and we have been struggling to come to terms with a system that works for both of us. I hope you will share where some of the cute accessories on the shelves come from. She loved this closet when I showed it to her, and I am hoping together we can make it work! Great job, starting with a fantastic closet system!

kristin January 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

Love it! Recently, some of the bloggers have shown us their “before” closets and I was freakin’! Stuff piled on the floor like crazy—ahhh–how do people live like that???? I am not perfect photo closet mama (like pictured above) but some organization (and cleanliness) is a really good thing. How did you get the colors to go so well with your Serena and Lily (????) bedspread–wowzer! Great work and trinket containers are such a necessity!!!

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Ha! I guess everyone has their vices. Closets can be it for many people. I’ll write a post next week to show how I did all the coordinating. Wish I could say it all came that way. ;)

Gina January 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

This is beautiful! Great job on the closet and the room in general. The color scheme is gorgeous.

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Thanks so much, Gina! We’re pretty happy with it.

Rachel January 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

Oh that looks fantastic! So cute and girly and organized. I need to get a closet like this asap. And try to convince my husband he would need something like this for his side, too. Don’t know if he would go for that, though.

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I’ll bet you’d be surprised! He’d probably love it. Good luck!

Kristin @ January 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

Oh, that looks great! Love it the tray too. xo Kristin

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Thank you, Kristin! Glad it’s done! :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick January 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I want it!!! Soooo pretty!! You’ve seen my closet…do you think this would help? ;)

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries January 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

10 year old and trinkets…don’t I know it! I think her closet needs more clothes, sparklie things and you need to take her shopping. If there is room on the bar, that is a problem (your welcome, Miss Olivia…) ;)

Cindy January 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Sooo pretty. Let us know how the hanger yanking thing goes too. Good luck. haha xo

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Ha! I know, right? We’ll see…

Betsy K January 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Love it! My closet needs something like that VERY badly!

Linda @ Home is Where My Heart is January 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Chris~Beautiful job on the closet. All of a sudden, my closets look pitiful!! Thanks for the incentive. Great job!! ~Linda

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Thank you! I now have the bug to attack a bunch more closets. I may have started something bad here. :)

Rhonda January 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Whoa – that puts my closets to shame! Beautiful… and how in the world is your daughter’s room not overflowing in STUFF? Especially after Christmas – oh my Lord!

Kris January 10, 2013 at 6:28 am

Love the closet! Just wondering, where did you get the comforter?

Chris January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm
ToTheMoonandBack January 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

WOWZA! Looks amazing Chris! I bet she’s enjoying it! I know exactly what you mean about all their stuff. Still working on purging my soon to be 11 year old’s room…she asked for a room re-do for Christmas;) Hope to share that soon. xoxo

Chris January 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm

A whole room redo! I’ve been asking for the wrong things for Christmas. :) Lucky girl! Can’t wait to see it.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} January 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Dreaaaamy. Really. It’s everything she needs all so beautifully arranged. It’s always shocking to me how just using the right closet system really changes everything. I love how you incorporated the pretty colors from her bedding. Looks awesome { and so does your cute graphic on that first photo!}

jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof January 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Wow this came out great and it fits and looks so pretty in the closet. I have a walk in closet in my son’s bedroom that needs an organizational unit and something like this would be great. Looks like it is pretty versatile as well. Nice job :)

Chris January 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Thank you, Jessica!! We–perhaps me more than her–are in love with it! Now I need it in another closet! :)

Ann January 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

This is beautiful! Would love to see a follow up showing what is in each bin and drawer… Or what types of things… I always have a hard time figuring out what sizes and shapes of containers we need for all of my 7 yo daughter’s stuff and how each bin or drawer will be used efficiently and easily without being confusing for her. It is a little tricky.

Chris January 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I’ll be writing a post next week on it, Ann. I think it’s all the little things that can be the most difficult to store! Thank you!

Barb Grooms January 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm

If you desire to do another closet, your mother wants you to put my name on your list! I absolutley LOVE it!!! The colors are perfect and the size. She puts shirts and pants in the drawers, and room left for the rod thinges… Olivia and Jackson sure are lucky to have such neat parents. Isn’t it amazing how Olivia is getting sort of grown up? Cute huh?

kristin January 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Oh it is just gorgeous and I love the colors!!

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Thank you, Kristin! Pretty happy with it! :)

Nicole January 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

This is sooooooooooooo cute!! Love the colours. Well done.


Chris January 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Thank you, Nicole! I certainly have fun decorating it! :)

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