4/12/13

NEW CLOSET REVEAL! ...and Video Tour

I tell ya... This closet has been a long time comin'...


Read that dripping with sarcasm... 
Actually, it was the complete opposite.  Looking back, this was probably the fastest thought-up, designed, and executed closet of all time. I'll give props to my wonderful husband for that. More on that in a moment...

Honestly, when we moved into our new home we had some different plans for the closet area. To live with the current closet system in our master bedroom and make it work for both of us for the time being. However, in our new home there is an odd little room (which is meant to be a bedroom) adjacent to our master bedroom. It's far away from the other bedrooms in the house and has no bathroom attached or close-by. It was just a funny little space right next to ours. Maybe meant for a nursery?
We knew we wouldn't want to use that room for a nursery because there is an AWESOME room we have some major nursery plans for in the future... Don't get excited just yet. I'll keep you guys posted when that's on the horizon!

Anyway, literally a few days before we moved in, my husband came up with an idea... "Hey, let's turn that little room next to ours into your closet."

*crickets*

Don't get me wrong, I was excited he was into it. But I've never been a fan of making another non-closet room into a closet. Why? Because usually it's unhandy and obviously a bedroom (ahem, not a closet).  But it almost instantly kind of clicked... WHYYY had I not thought of that before??
Like I said, it's adjacent to our room, not near any other bedrooms, and in the little area of our master bedroom entry.  Which means it is SUPER handy. Plus, the size of the room is perfect for a walk-in.  It just made sense. Honestly, it's closer to the entry of the bedroom than the actual master closet (It's sort of behind the bathroom near our vanity areas).

Plus, it was kind of nice to think I would have plenty of room to film in the closet again!
If any of you have been here since the beginning, you may remember me filming in my walk-in closet of our first place when I started my YouTube channel 5 YEARS AGO! Wow, time files... Anyway, back then, people were a little weirded out by me filming in there. It was seriously the most talked about thing where my channel was concerned. Seems the idea kind of grew on people after a while and it became sort of my "thing".  Then when we moved to our last place, people really missed it!  Truthfully, I really did too. So now I'm so excited to be back in there. It just feels right again.

So I have all of my filming stuff in there as well. See, when you get a closet like this pulled together in 3 days, something suffers a bit. And my vanity/filming area would be it...haha.  I decided to focus on the area that would actually be seen in videos. I actually did set up all my makeup in my Alex 6-drawer storage units I showed a while back in my Makeup Organization & Collection video. It's all organized exactly the same.


So back to the closet...
When we then started brainstorming closet systems. I knew if we were going to do it, we were going to do it right. Hiring someone to come install a custom closet system of that size would have cost a small fortune, so we knew we were going to tackle it ourselves. Because most stores do not carry anything like what we wanted, we knew it was going to be tricky. Then Ikea saved the day... Doesn't it always?

You may or may not know that Ikea is definitely not one of our favorite places. They have AWESOME stuff. But I HATE... I HAAATE...going there.  My husband may have some stronger words for his feelings about it.  So one evening, we trekked to Ikea and loaded up the closet system.

We chose the Pax system.  Before going to the store, we measured the area and compared to the measurements of the pieces of the Pax system online.  We planned the whole thing from home, figured out the pieces we needed, and went into the store armed and ready with our little handy list.

Not going to bore you with the details of that trip, but lets just say I loaded up my half of the system (all 300lbs of it) on my cart... which broke half way to the checkout line. Think square wheels. Complete cart breakdown.

So long story short... Brad is a trooper and put the whole thing together in two nights.  And it is perfect.

Waylon decided to oversee the project.


...and sometimes, fell asleep on the job.


Overall, I think he was pleased with the result. ...and the chandelier.


TA DAAA!




It holds SO much. Like an unbelievable amount. I feel like all my stuff was so crammed into our last space. I feel like I've got some room to grow in here. Not that I need anything else... But you get the idea.
I'm also LOVING that we were able to use my old office cabinets that I love, but wasn't really feeling in the new office space here.

My Hemnes glass door cabinet now works PERFECTLY as purse storage...



The two Hemnes bookcases on either side work perfectly for sweaters, jeans, scarves, anything.

Oh and alllll the shoe storage...



Since there's so much space in the middle of the room, I'm thinking of maybe adding a storage island or something. Not sure yet. But I'll keep you updated!

Who doesn't love a pup in an armoire?

Waylon, stop taking over the post.


Here's a little handy resource list of where other items are from you may be curious about:

Jewelry armoire: Pier 1
Mirrored jewelry box: Z Gallerie
Chandelier: Home Depot
Glass necklace dome: Pottery Barn
White mirror: Target
Vanity: Pier 1
Mannequin: Pottery Barn Teen
Rug: Overstock


   For a FULL TOUR of the entire closet, don't miss my video tour below!
Hope you guys love it :)


71 comments:

  1. You have such an awesome closet!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Just lovely and I hope you do film in your 'closet' .. I mean .. it's your "Shtick"

    monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Aw thanks Monica! I have been! Filmed 3 in there already that are up on my YouTube channel

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    2. Tiffany where did you get your lamps on each side of your vanity?

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  3. Love this space. Must make mornings so easy! xx

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  4. Love the pics of Waylon, so cute. Our cats always want to "help" when we do stuff around the apartment, too.

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  5. Gorgeous!!! The closet is so clean and beautiful! Great job!

    ❤ Temi Truly

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  6. I remember when I first discovered you on YouTube in your closet, I think it was a ponytail hair tutorial, and I was like "why does this girl film in her closet?" And now seeing you transition from a bedroom back to the closet just feels right! I'm seriously just obsessed with your style (decor and fashion). And you got me hooked on Henri Bendel. Anyways, just wanted to say that I'm excited to watch more of your videos from your new closet and see how you decorate the new place! Your style is an inspiration to me! xoxo, Mallory

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  7. I love that you have come full circle back to an amazing closet. This give me so many ideas.

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  8. Thank you for this! It looks gorgeous Tiffany :)

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  9. What a fabulous closet! I am so jealous of all your space :)

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  10. I can't wait to see the rest of your new house!!

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  11. I think you should add crown moulding to the top of your pax system. We did it and it really finishes off the look! It looks great!

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  12. Great job Tiffany!!! This is amazing inspiration for anyone who wants to create their dream closet on a budget! I would love to do something similar in my office and transform it into a closet space, at least for my shoes and accessories which seem to by piling up haha...the ikea pieces are just perfect!

    www.lepetitchefsb.blogspot.com

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  13. Ikea is awesome isn't it? I have been working on my own custom closet using IKEA and you gave me some great ideas so thanks so much for the help... :) Love your dog too

    www.thebestbydianne.blogspot.com

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  14. Your closet is gorge! Kudos to your hubs and Waylon for overseeing the project :)

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  15. Love, love, love your new closet space. :)

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  16. it looks amazing! your husband is so sweet for suggesting turning the room into your closet :)

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  17. Such an amazing closet! I feel you on a change of scene, it always helps to refresh your space every now and then, ya know? Thanks for sharing!

    <3 Carolyn

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  18. Oh my gosh..In love! The closet looks so awesome and Waylon is the perfect accessory for it! I'm trying to get ideas for my beauty closet so I loved seeing this post! Awesome job :-)

    www.makeuponadime.blogspot.com

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  19. Omg! I love everything! It is so pretty. Just an idea but I saw a really cute pin on pinterest with a bookshelf that someone had wallpapered the back of (like, the back of the shelf, not actually on the back of the whole thing lol). Anyways, thought you might think it was a cute idea! Check out the link below:

    http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=wallpaper%20bookshelf

    <3

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  20. WOW, that looks amazing, im so jealous, Im currently having to share our closet/walk-in robe with my hubby....and Im struggling to find room for everything.
    And how gorgeous is your dog - I have two labradors and they also love putting furniture together, in fact we've just finished putting together nursery furniture, and my dogs were so excited and helping (=in the way!) the whole time.

    http://beautyandlifestylehunter.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Love it....Great vid too. I am an organization guru and I'm doing a Chanel Earring Giveaway on my youtube channel and Chanel Makeup Brush Giveaway on my FB page. Plus a Gucci Giveaway on my website! Check it out. www.vanchic.com
    WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/VANCHICORGANIZATION

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  22. SHOE TOUR! Please and thank you :)

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  23. Can I just steal your closet. I love it! <3 Really nice! :) x

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  24. Absolutely love it Tiffany :) Waylon also kills me he is so cute :) Big props to your hubby for a job well done too!
    Will definitely be using your organisation as inspiration for when I move from an apartment to a house! X
    http://www.mialovespretty.com

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  25. OMG! :O I am in AWE! I mean like I have no words. AND I want it all! Haha! Absolutely LOVE everything. Watching the video over and over again :P :D
    PS: Kudos to husband! Great job done! xD xx

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  26. Nice. I hope to have a closet as beautiful as this one some day

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  27. Beautiful closet i am wanting to get the Alex drawer set from ikea too. I really like yours but the one on the website says 9 drawers and yours looks like 12 drawers. Did you buy a different set or 2 sets and put them together?

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    1. I have 2 of the 6 drawer units stacked together. You can see more of that on my makeup collection/organization video & post.

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  28. I don't think a storage island is necessary. The openness is wonderful!

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  29. Dream Closet <3 haha!

    bloggerbrittney.blogspot.com

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  30. I am in love with your closet!!! This is definitely on my to do lists for my closet!! Also Waylon is so adorable :)

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  31. where did you get the tray you store your perfume on?

    xx Liz

    http://lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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  32. Where do u put undies and pajamas, socks, swimsuits, etc?

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    1. I keep those things in my dresser drawers in our actual bedroom :)

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  33. Whats in the other corner behind that curtain? Is it another wardrobe thats usually in rooms or is it something else? :)

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  34. Beautiful closet
    http://veraserpamakes.blogspot.pt/

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  35. I adore you new closet! So beautiful! Would love to see a new home tour!<3
    Brandy Xx
    ❤Child of Ethereal Light❤

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  36. Wow, amazing closet, I love how you store your bags, looks amazing!
    x


    www.mystyleglobe.blogspot.com

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  37. I looks gorgeous!! You've inspired me to organize my closet :)

    Erica
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

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  38. I love how you've put it all together! I am dying of envy with how you were able to fit everything into this one, perfect space. I bet it's really fun getting ready now!

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  39. What kind of camera do you have ? :)

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  40. What kind of camera do you have? :)

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  41. I am in awe. I stumbled onto your blog from a fellow blogger (Kelley xoxo) and upon seeing this blog I am....wowed. As soon as I can get my jaw off of the floor....I will continue reading. :) A beautiful job on that closet and I love the puppy!. Tess

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  42. Your closet it a fashion girls dream! Congratulations on the new house and of course the closet :)

    xoxo | Lauren from Adored Vintage

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  43. Love the closet great job. It does not have to cost much to look like it did. Love organization also love dogs and yours is adorable. Thx... for the tips and idea

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  44. IN LOVE WITH YOUR CLOSET! ITS EVERY GIRLS DREAM OF A WALK IN. HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE ONE ONE DAY! :)

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  45. Hello, I am a new follower ... nice blog,congratulations ... if you wanna go with me, I'll wait!

    http://dress-and-lipstick.blogspot.it/

    Kiss

    Valentina

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  46. Loving the closet! I'm curious about the room dimensions though as i am looking to create a closet in an extension soon and having had companies come out to quote I'm thinking this may be a better option...would love to know if I could fit something similar in mine :)

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  47. love your closet. it's very organize. I like to ask you for the best way to store handbags. I have some expensive ones and I don't like to hang them up. I have a shelving unit but its full of purses and its so hard to even get one out of there because my closet is very tiny. maybe you can give me an idea on how o store my purses with out destroying them ..please...thank you!

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  48. Well done. You have arranged your closet so fantastically even in hat limited space. I am in search for some design ideas for my bedroom closet and custom wall units. I am glad to say that I got some interesting info from your post. Hope you will keep on posting.

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  49. You seriously do such an amazing job with any type of interior design / decoration. I wish I had your closet - it's beautiful! :) And those pictures of Waylon are adorable!

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  50. Thank you for showing and linking where you got everything and the names! Very helpful

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  51. What shelves did you use for the pax system?

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  52. What are your closet dimensions? It's beautiful!

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  53. Hi Tiffany! Your closet is truly beautiful! So organized and put together. I was wondering how you store your flats and sandals. Would love to see it!

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  54. Your closet is gorgeous! What are the dimensions of your room? My husband and I just purchased a new house and we are planning on making one of the smaller bedrooms my closet. I absolutely love this idea!

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  55. Hey - nice blog, just looking around some blogs, seems a pretty nice

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  56. Tiffany can you tell me which ones of the Pax system did you purchased?...

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  57. Hello Tiffany can ypu please tell me rhe dimensions of your closet whixh ones did you purchased it exactly?.......

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  58. Great post! I really need to find some cheap closets clear shoe boxes too. I keep all of my shoes in the boxes so they don't get dusty and dirty. Which reminds me, I really need to get rid of some of my shoes that I never wear anymore. Those felt hangers are really great- you don't have to worry about clothes falling off of the hangers either. Thanks.

    walk in closets

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  59. Your closet looks amazing!! My husband and I are looking to re-do the inside of our master closet so that there is more storage space and so it is easy to organize our belongings. However, I think we are going to hire someone that specializes in custom closet installation near Los Angeles.
    http://www.theclosetguy.net

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  60. Hi, I just found your blog. Very interesting and beautiful. We want to follow each other? I would be delighted!

    iramalvina.bogspot.de

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