7 Ideas for a Closet!

posted on January 8, 2010 by  |  posted under Organization  |  16 Comments

7 Ideas for a Closet

Here are 7 ideas on what to do with a closet.  Tips on how to organize them in to an office or mudroom!  Make sure you check out the mud room idea at the bottom!{It’s cool!}

My husband and I thought about doing this in our daughters room to maximize the ‘play’ area!   We didn’t want a desk to take up more of her room.   We’d just convert her clothes to her dresser/armoire that was already in the room.  Another reason we loved this ideas is that you can shut it all in!  Hide the office mess by closing the doors!

Here are some basic tips before you start:

1.  Make sure to plan and measure.

2.  Consider electrical and lighting.

3.  Clean it out.

office8Sunset did this closet make over.  Can I just tell you how much I love white with accents!

office7Show and Tell Check out the Magnet board next to the desk!  What a fun place to create.  Her lighting in the closet is perfect.


Here is the before:

office1and after!  Thanks Unplggd for the idea!

office3What’s hiding behind curtain #1?


office10…an office!  An organized crafting office!  Check out her magnet strips to hold ‘stuff’.

Thanks Suppershopperstoo

office5Oh, Fransson! Organized all her fabric.

office9I love this idea! The Shabby Nest calls it ‘A Wicked Awesome Mud Rroom!’

She turned her closet into a mudroom.

The bench, ‘The cushion was made with an old crib mattress. I took the plastic cover off and sawed the thing in half’

Check out basket for shoes at the bottom!office 11

This one came in from a reader and I had to add it to the list!  A baby’s changing table.

Thanks Maggie! Generally Creative

7 Ideas for a Closet

    1. January 8th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
      Danielle says:
      Wow I love the mud room, really considering transforming our entry way!!!
    2. January 8th, 2010 at 3:11 pm
      Maggie says:
      I'm a big fan of transforming closets - we've transformed them a into baby changing center and a craft closet and LOVED them.

      • January 8th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
        Alison says:
        We just added you for idea #7...we love it!
    3. January 8th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      Cathy says:
      As a space challenged family, (picture 9 people in less than 2200 sf), I love these ideas! Does anyone know where you can get a huge sheet of the magnet board? That would be great in a few different rooms in my house!
      • January 8th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
        Alison says:
        We love your comments! Metal Warehouse!!! 5 mile across from Eddy's. They'll get you what you need:)
    4. January 8th, 2010 at 3:20 pm
      Cathy says:
      ps - need more posts like this one! :) How to maximize your space! I'm in desperate need!
    5. January 8th, 2010 at 5:13 pm
      Rachel Rogers says:
      I agree! More posts like this one! I am really needing some organizing techniques for my house!
    6. January 9th, 2010 at 7:35 pm
      Life Data Organization says:
      Great Ideas. Way Cool and thanks for the tips!
    7. January 10th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
      natalie says:
      love all the closet makeovers! my favorite is the second and love love love the huge magnetic board next to it!! now i just wish i had an extra closet to do something fun with!
    8. January 10th, 2010 at 11:54 pm
      Wendy @ The Shabby Nest says:
      Thanks so much for the shout out! Glad to be featured with such great creative closet transformations!
    9. December 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 am
      kathleen silva says:
      OMG i love all the home decor ideas. i wish i was back in boston and not in brasil. lol so you guys can come and decor my house.. lol keep up the good work guys!!!!
    10. May 5th, 2012 at 8:47 pm
      smart momma says:
      love, love all of it!!! my favorite one is the third closet with computer - mini office!!
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