Oh boy, brace yourself, it’s about to get real around here.
Today I am sharing Closet solutions and a makeover from Ikea.
it’s been a long time coming.
You have no idea how long and how much need Mike and I had for a closet makeover.
Problem is, and was, we don’t have much of a closet. It was intended for ONE, I swear the builder goofed.
However, we lived with it for 7 years until I almost killed myself on a pair of my shoes.
We started pricing out closet solution to make due with the closet we have together.
It was outrageous and still did not seem it would solve much of our bumping elbows in there.
So a trip to Ikea was calling our names.
First let me show you our closet..
Stupid wire shelves that basically were not even set up efficiently.
Double tiered, and make no sense in my opinion..
and just a tad bit over
oh and yes, I like shoes. But again no place to put them. I had some shoe hangers as you can see, but again, not right.
I know very bad, messy, lacks organization and we were just a hot mess in there.
The wire shelves when clothes are hung on top, you can’t even see what is on the bottom.
Believe me, we have cleaned this out and it kept organized for about a week. Just no efficiency, and yes
there are first World bigger problems than this. But a girl has to have a neat and organized closet.
a bigger one too:)
First let me share we have had a little much needed overhaul in the bedroom.
We got rid of the dingy, dusty, dirty carpet and replaced it with
Pergo XP flooring.
Best thing we ever did.
I actually need a new comforter. This one is getting worn out. Mike is so hard on stuff, anyone else’s husbands?
Now back to the closet solution from Ikea
Pax & Komplement
We basically created our own fit to our needs wardrobe.
This is only for Me, me,me!
I told Mike, I wanted lighting, shoe racks, drawers and places to hang my clothes.
So we went across and did the unit uniform.
When you visit Ikea there is room after room filled with closet solutions.
For Dorms, apartments,
large homes, small homes,
you name, they have everything to fit your needs.
Here’s the funny part.
The directions are all pictures.
No words, no instructions, strictly visual.
Mike said, this project is not for beginners.
He did say though it was easy step by step and the unit is well made, holes all in the right spots and at the end all came together accordingly.
The color we chose is Cocoa
All neat, organized and I even tried to color code the clothing.
You can customize your unit to suit your needs. That is the beauty of it. You want more shoe racks, get them, you want shelves, baskets,
more drawers, whatever, make it your own.
The best part is, this was a whole lot cheaper than having our master closet redone.
Now Mike has his own space,
and I have mine:)
lights, camera, ACTION.
I love when I open it up the lights come on.
Sweaters with sweaters. jeans with jeans, tops with tops!
WHOOT…and I have my own space.
Almost forgot to show you the other side. We bought the matching dresser.
No more old painted furniture. Although, it did us well for 15 years it was time for an upgrade and some organization around here.
and that my friends is starting off the New year right!
So customize your wardrobe with KOMPLEMENT interior organizers that are tailor-made for you and all your clothes.
Here are some ore interior organizers for PAX
Ikea has many style and sizes that you can personalize to your needs.
Wire baskets are great too as you can see for sweaters and t-shirts
Modern with a semi see through door
This one seems to be for a very neat bachelor
This gal took her plain Ikea wardrobe to a whole new level.
It’s just gorgeous how she stenciled it.
And that my friends is the end of the closet chaos we had going on.
Now I don’t have to get aggravated every time I walk in there,
in fact, I hardly have to walk in there anymore except to put clothes in the hamper and take them out.
Thanks for stopping by today.
You can check out Ikea online and see if there is something that may fit your needs and Woes.
I was not compensated in any way to write and share this review.
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Looks great Debbie! I think I’ve been working on my closet since January 😉
That looks great Debbie but what I am really LOVING is that beautiful new floor!!
How nice. Our closet is too small too and Doug has a corner like Mike did. I needed the larger space of course. I LOVE your new floor.
I am SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!1 I’ve wanted that system forever. it looks fabulous and your bedroom is gorgeous!!!
Great choices and great job! Enjoy your beautifully organized closet!
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap
I love IKEA. Both my brother and my parents have something similar
What a FABULOUS solution Debbie! It looks so amazing!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Your closet looks great, Debbie! I have an IKEA closet in my studio…love all of the options…
Debbie the closet looks awesome. So jealous! Love those beautiful new floors in the bedroom. Very pretty.
I love it I want it
Oh my gosh. I think we have the same small master closet. I am stopping in that section at IKEA, next time we go. Thanks for sharing.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home
It looks wonderful Debbie! I love the new dresser too and your new floor is beautiful!
(an Mike! for putting it together)
It looks so good. And look at you, all matchy with the dresser too. Nice!
Those are really sweet and I would totally dig a light going on when I opened it too. That is pretty trick!!
I was going to work on closets this winter and have not touched a single one. Ugh. This is so impressive and not an easy project. Good job for sure!
I love your new closet! The floors are totally awesome!
Debbie @Dewdrop Gables
Wow, your new closet is gorgeous! (if closets can be gorgeous…) I bet Mike is glad to have his own space too.
Our closet is a tiny walk-in, Larry’s clothes keep encroaching on my side. He’s a hoarder and has way more clothing than I do, unusual for a guy, I think. I’m always looking at our master suite trying to figure how & where we could build another closet…I think I’ll have to look into Ikea solutions. Down the road, no time or money in the budget for that right now!
Looks great, Debbie, and no wonder you are so happy with it! I love the lights, too!!
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books
Looks great! I need a bigger closet too! =)
Ricki Jill Treleaven
First of all….I love your floors!!! They are so pretty!!! Now I think your bedroom looks like one you’d find in the English countryside because the closet looks like the “fitted” bedrooms we see in England! I love it.
As far as comforters….I usually buy Simply Shabby Chic from Target because we are rough on bedding, too, especially when we had Bonnie. I need stuff I can wash and dry. Often.
Oh, and we might be getting a new puppy in a couple of weeks! *fingers crossed*
Oh yay, that is so exciting!
Dee at the Carlton
It looks fabulous streamlined & organised & I love your bedroom floor. My wardrobe needs a makeover at sometime too ..
Your bedroom is absolutely beautifull – I love everything about it. Looks like you both did a great job.
This came out amazing!!! I love the finish you chose too! We did Pax in our older daughter’s room and love it. This is how it looked when we first did it http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/05/updating-our-abode-kids-room-2.html. You must be loving it too!
You both did a great job..love the color.it looks like it has always been there. I love the floors and the new dresser as well.
Debbie it looks amazing. There is nothing better than having an organized closet. It makes you feel so good each day when you go to pick out an outfit that you can actually find what you’re looking for. I love the Ikea closet solutions. Your bedroom looks beautiful. LOVE the new floors. -Judy
Very nice! I just purged our closet last week and I could still use one of these!! I’m so jealous and happy for you!!~~Angela
Such a fantastic idea and it looks incredible.
Your closet looks fantastic, and I love your new flooring, too. I started my closet 7 weeks ago. Just can’t bring myself to finish cleaning it up 🙁
Would you mind sharing how much your cost was…I have a hallway I want to do something like this for……to store ALL MY DISHES…..I am a Dish-aholic….yikes! No storage in our 1980’s home for such…… I love this….it looks like you bought 3 closets….and doors….I would only need a few drawers…other shelving…. Looking at a 3 units too….Thanks!!
The total for the three units and customization inside was about 1,000. You can certainly do this for lower for what you want to use it for. They are a great solution though.
An I just ask is that hand sawn oak Pergo XL floors?? I’m ordering the hand dawn oak and I love your floors if they are one in the same I will be an extra happy camper!!! They look amazing!
Yes, same exact floor! You are going to LOVE them.