I’m so excited to finally share my closet transformation with you! I have to say, I feel like I’m 50 pounds lighter. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. In fact, I think I shed close to 100 pounds of stuff! There is something about clutter and disorganization that really gets to me, affecting my day-to-day, including my overall mood. I truly believe when things are organized, it changes the way we operate as humans.
Months ago, we decided it was time to get our house in order. We were bursting at the seams, especially because our lifestyle had changed so much over just a few years (a move, career changes, a dog, and a baby). When we moved in to our current home we promised we would eventually get to certain areas, but it just hadn’t happened yet. Now was the time. My closet really needed a cleanse. When I took a look at everything in there, I realized I didn’t wear 75% of it. No joke. Mostly because my life and career had changed and my day-to-day was different, requiring a different wardrobe. I found it so difficult to put outfits together because the space wasn’t designed properly. I simply couldn’t find things. As a parent, this was particularly stressful because efficiency is top of mind.
My Closet Before
We decided to team up with California Closets to turn our dreams into reality. The process turned out to be not only simple, but fun (a girl can find worse things to do than design her own custom closet)! The crew at California Closets Edmonton invited us to their showroom, listened to our vision, and offered their expertise and ideas. I wanted a super-girly, yet mature space. I love whites, greys, pinks and rose gold so why not make my closet reflect that? Ryan had his own ideas for his closet too. Together, we designed a few really beautiful spaces (watch for reveals of our living room and Ryan’s closet in the coming months).
Once the designs were done, it was time to clear my existing closet space. Everything came out, so the demolition and painting crews could do their thing.
The total transformation occurred over the course of a week. I was absolutely floored with the finished product. From the glass knobs on the drawers and the specially installed princess chandelier, to the fresh coat of paint complementing our bedroom and the replacement crown mouldings that match the rest of the house, the California Closets team nailed the assignment. It was like one of the fairy godmothers had waved her wand!
Once the work was done, I began to move back in with new storage boxes and hangers, along with other accessories including a new mirror, area rug, and jewellery stand. Then came time to plan how I’d organize my reinvented custom space. With such an intuitive layout, the process was both easy and enjoyable.
I used sticky notes to label where I wanted things to go before I actually moved them in. At the same time, outside the closet, I was purging my wardrobe – getting rid of all of the things I didn’t need anymore. (In a few weeks I’ll be doing a post on the process, and my how-to’s of an effective closet cleanse.)
My Closet After
I feel like it’s important to treat your closet space like a unique room in the house, and decorate it to reflect that. When you’re in the space, the design, the decor, and the clothes should make you feel happy. I know I certainly do now!
This post was sponsored by California Closets, but as always, my thoughts are my own.