Master Closet Phase 5: The Big Reveal!

It came!  The final piece to our master closet puzzle arrived today…

Did you guess what it was?  A new light fixture!

More specifically, the Eden Pendant from CB2.


My sweet hubby found time this afternoon to install it for me, even though he is feeling quite under the weather.  He is just the best!

Since the new light was the very last thing on our list, without further ado, here is our master closet!

Charcoal and yellow where the order of the day, which we incorporated with the stripes on the wall, the new area rug, our fun yellow towels, my jewelry board, and the hat box I painted.

Lighting is always tricky to photograph, but I just had to share the beautiful glow our new drum pendant makes.

Ahhh organization!  This is my side of the closet with all my hanging clothes and shoes. It’s amazing how just putting all our clothes on the same hangers and arranging them by color brought such a peaceful feeling to the space!

One of my favorite elements from my trip to get this closet organized was this set of hat boxes.  The damask print box is the perfect size to hold extra purses, and the yellow hat box ended up holding (you guessed it) hats!  Even though it’s a little silly, I get such a kick out of the toilet paper having it’s own little leather and houndstooth tray.

On Mr. Heard’s side of the closet, we keep our towels along with travel bags and photo storage boxes for miscellaneous accessories and keepsakes.

With the stripes I knew we’d have going on in this room, I had to stack our accessory boxes white/black/white. 🙂

You’ll remember my jewelry storage area from when I made the jewelry board.

I thought the area beneath the jewelry board was looking sparse, so I added the little white mirror today.

Still loving my 25 cent yellow plate for corralling perfume and my wedding rings!

I can’t recommend the snack-bowl method for organizing earrings and bracelets highly enough.  It brings a smile to my face every morning. 🙂

The rug I found is actually a runner from Walmart, but the colors and pattern just said “take me home!”

Believe it or not, it’s quite difficult to find solid yellow towels to match our new patterned ones.  Looks like we might be getting a couple of white ones to match instead.

These boxes were $4 a piece and really finish out the space.

Now that the top shelf of our closet is actually organized, there’s plenty of extra room to store the extra pillows from our bed when we’re not using them.  Recognize those yellow babies?  Yep, they’re my 10-minute placemat pillows!

One more detail shot for fun…

And that’s our finished closet!  Can I just say how much I love it?  And how happy I am to have this room back and functional again?

If you’re anything like me (and I bet we have a lot in common if you found this interesting enough to make it this far!  hi!  so glad you’re here!), you love a good before and after. Just for y’all, here’s a Before and After series of our master closet!

Thank you all so much for reading along as we’ve taken this little room from nothing to a whole lotta somethin’!  It’s been a fun process and so rewarding for such a small space.

(Update: here’s a list of where we got everything and how much it all cost…)

Source List and Price Breakdown:

Pendant: $50 (CB2 “Eden”)
Hat Boxes, Photo Boxes, Leather Trays: $50 (Hobby Lobby)
Area Rug: $17 (Walmart)
Jewelry Board: $1 (Thrifted and DIY)
Jewelry Dishes: Free (Bed Bath & Beyond – wedding gift)
Gray Paint: Free (Color matched to Valspar’s Mountain Smoke)
Shoe Racks: Free (Container Store – via MIL)
Dresser and Other Accessories: Free (Already had, thrifted and/or painted myself)

Grand Total for this Makeover: $118 (Awwww yeah!)

I hope you’ll come back soon to see what we DIY next here at Heardmont.  Feel free to become a follower (top right button) if you like what you see, and thanks!  🙂

Linking to:
Organize It! at Thrifty Decor Chick
Get Your Craft On!

The Lettered Cottage

Show and Tell Green Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The DIY Show Off

This entry was posted in Before and After, master closet and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

66 Responses to Master Closet Phase 5: The Big Reveal!

  1. I am truly humbled by both your gorgeous closet redo and your sweet comments over at my blog. You were right about Mommie Dearest by the way, great guess!

    Your closet is my dream! I love the stripes and the grey and yellow. So pretty!

  2. Laura says:

    Looks great! Adorable closet! Well done.

  3. Michelle says:

    I was absolutely speechless when I saw this post, you’ve combined so many things I love in that one space … stripes, owl, yellow, clothes sorted by colour. Great idea with the snack bowls they do a great job of displaying your jewellery and being practical too. What an amazing job you must be so happy 🙂

  4. Mel says:

    Beautifully done! I’ve enjoyed seeing you put this together. The light fixture kicks the wow factor up, for sure.

  5. Wow! I’m impressed and a tad bit envious. Great idea to use stacked bowls to display jewelry.

  6. Suzanne says:

    I LOVE your closet! The stripes are fantastic, do you just sit in there and admire it? I would! Now I’m thinking about MY closet…

  7. Alaina says:

    this look awesome! i am so inspired to go work on my closet! it is beautiful!

  8. Anne says:

    Ok WOW, WOW, WOW! it looks so awesome You did a fantastic job.. I love the way you have your Jewelry. Everything looks so chic. You make me want to go do my closet. You should be so proud.

  9. I popped over from Today’s Creative Blog. I love your closet. Have to admit I am a bit obsessed with gray and yellow at the momemt. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  10. FABULOUS!! I’m so inspired right now to go gut my overflowing closet and start from scratch…..not sure the mister will be as happy about that, ha!, but thank you thank you thank you!

  11. I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award because you are a rock star and inspire me so much!! See details at

  12. Beth says:

    LOVE LOVE your closet makeover!! Make me want to redo mine too. Love the color combo you chose. I’m looking that light up on CB2 right now. THanks for the inspiration!

  13. Emily says:

    I love yellow and gray! Those stacking bowls are just what I’ve been looking for around here, is that what you are calling jewelry dishes from bed baht and beyond in your source list? Stop by sometime,

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Emily – yes, the jewelry dishes are the 3 stacked white bowls you see pictured in our closet. They’re from BBB and I just saw them a couple days ago for $24.99 I think. Of course that’s only 20 bucks with a coupon! 🙂

  14. Amnah says:

    Hi, I was just wondering if I could move into your closet?

    My master bedroom doesn’t look this great. Awesome job. Love everything about it.

  15. love love love! I so wish my closet were this organized… I just hung a bunch of clothes up today… does that count towards a start?? I’m really loving the color combo you have going on, it all looks great 🙂

  16. radnav says:

    So glamourous!
    Love the jewelry organizers!

    check out the giveaways I am having on my site.
    A chance to win a fairy silhoutte tee from Elizabeth Horton.sizes(18M-8y)

    $15 store credit to select any hairband and clips from LiaGeneFab11

  17. Pingback: Bathroom Lighting Fail | Welcome to Heardmont

  18. wow, only $118? that is SO great!! I never thought to paint inside our closet. Well, I painted it white to freshen it up, but I never thought about painting it with color or stripes. and I love that light fixture! 🙂

  19. GORGEOUS master closet! I love the idea of the snack bowls for your jewelry. The stripes are amazing of course. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 and thanks for your sweet thoughts on my sunburst mirror over at Third Floor Design Studio (yours turned out absolutely fabulous).

  20. Very nice master closet. You did a great job with it. Love the new lighting fixture!

  21. Can you stop by my house to redo my closet? This looks fantastic! I love Gray and Yellow together

  22. This is beautiful! This closet is incredible.

  23. Candice says:

    wow! It looks fantastic! I would love a closet like that. I just redid our bedroom in yellow and gray. I love that color combo!

  24. This is seriously the best closet redo I have ever seen! I am bookmarking for ideas for when I decide to tackle mine!

  25. Katie says:

    Holy cow, that’s gorgeous!! Looks more like a boutique than a closet!

  26. Tracy says:

    I am waiting for you to come do my closet now! Let me know when you are on your way.

  27. Looks fantastic!! Love the stripes and love the Eden pendant light!!

  28. I love the stripes and the new light fixture:) The bowls are an awesome idea!

  29. shannon says:

    I am totally diggin the grey and yellow!

  30. Ashley says:

    Looks great! A clean closet brings a lot of peace and zen to my household! I love having everything in its place!
    Ash @

  31. Jamie says:

    Wow. I love the light. What an amazing closet. I’m your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  32. emily says:

    Love this space. I am a sucker for a well organized closet, especially when it is so beautiful. You did such a great job!

  33. Pingback: Master Bath Phase 0.5: Painting Trim | Welcome to Heardmont

  34. You have done it again and made me completely jealous! lol. I adore this closet. I don’t even HAVE a walk in closet… I share a little wardrobe with my hubby. This is fabulous. So beautiful. *envy envy*. Thanks for hooking up at my Weekend Link Party! Have a great day.
    Humble Homemaking

  35. Jennifer says:

    Wow! What a nice (and very organized) closet space! I love your jewelry organization ideas. Thanks from sharing. I’m stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring.

  36. Now this is a dream come true! lol Beautiful closet! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! I’m going to include a link in this week’s highlights! 😉

    Have a wonderful week, Meredith!

  37. Sarah Gibbs says:

    I adore your closet & the way you have displayed your beautiful jewellery. all mine is thrown in jewellery boxes, what a waste when it can all be displayed like yours. I love the striped wallpaper its fun

  38. Pingback: Cara’s House: The Master Bedroom | Welcome to Heardmont

  39. Amy says:

    I love all the details of your closet and the color scheme is very chic! Great ideas for corralling the jewelery too. I’m gonna have to keep these in mind!

  40. Samantha says:

    I featured your closet makeover as my Room of the Day on my Facebook page! Great redo and I love the colors!!

  41. Pingback: Spring Bedroom Redo | Welcome to Heardmont

  42. Pingback: Master Bath Phase 5: The Big Reveal! | Welcome to Heardmont

  43. UM…. HELLO!!!! This is awesome! I love every little bit of it!!!!

    Stop by and enter our giveaway! 🙂

    xo, Mallory

  44. Pingback: Heardmont History: The Guest Room | Welcome to Heardmont

  45. A girl after my own heart . . we did a similar overhaul and we have a very similar sized closet. I LOVE the stripes! Must add that. Do you mind telling me how high your ceiling is. I would love to add a light like that, but I am not sure I can swing it. Gorgeous job! Would love to feature on my blog!

    • Meredith says:

      Hi Courtney,
      To answer your question, our ceilings are only 8 feet high. The pendant is hanging on maybe 6-8″ of cord and is about 8″ tall. It works for us because it’s right in the center of the room and doesn’t interfere with our shelving.

  46. O.M.G. Delicious!

    Suzy xxx

  47. Brooke says:

    Just linked over from another blog, what an awesome job! But would you believe I made those exact same pillows for my office at work? Crazy!

  48. Bridgette says:

    Hi! This is beautiful 🙂 Where is your little white tray (with the yellow plate on it) from? Thanks so much!!

  49. Pingback: An Old Pendant Light Gets New Life | Welcome to Heardmont

  50. Amanda Eck says:

    um WOW!!! is all I can say! and I cant believe how cheap it was to do-because it looks like you spent big bucks!! Its perfect!!

  51. This is AMAZING!!!!! I am so jealous. Thank you for sharing.

    • vanessa says:

      Hi I Love your closet redo!!! It is wonderful and on a budget!! I am just starting to redo my closet. I am having trouble picking a color scheme, maybe you can help. I have traditional taste that is a little ornate. I bought white storage bins and boxes for the shelves because I plan on painting the walls to make the white accessories pop. I ordered a crystal mini chandelier that is walnut with silver accents. It looks smoky gray. I was thinking of painting the walls gray/ silver but I think either a pattern or adding another color on the wall would make it even better. Any suggestions on a color scheme????

  52. Mariana says:

    Can you show a picture of your door closet? Im curious, because i wanna have one good closet. yours is incredible!

  53. Hi Meredith!

    Fabulous job on the closet. I especially love the stripes and the pops of yellow!

    I’m so excited to be in the line up with you for Brooklyn Limestone’s Conquered Closets series, and I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my second ever Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL…going on right now (we had almost 300 links last week…can you tell I’m excited??! : ))

    Would love to have you by for a visit!

    P.S. I’m a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie (

  54. Pingback: Needs and WANTS for 2012…and beyond « Inspired Domesticity

  55. Pingback: Brooklyn Closet Crashing | Welcome to Heardmont

  56. Jen says:

    I am at a loss for words. I am beyond impressed with how you have made this space so lovely and organized and fabulous. Love it all!


  57. Beth says:

    This is the most beautiful, functional closet I’ve ever seen – I think I’d just want to stay in there all day if I were you! Thank you for sharing the inspiration on Thrifty Decor Chick…I’m glad it allowed me to find your blog!

  58. Pingback: Jewelry Board Update (and Making Sure You Don’t Miss a Thing at Heardmont) | Welcome to Heardmont

  59. Pingback: Spreading the love | Home on 129 acres

  60. Pingback: A Master Closet Makeover

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *