Master Closet Makeover | Befores + Design

Welcome back to another week of fun! If you’re stopping by looking for a dose of pretty…well, sorry to disappoint you, but you’re not going to find that here today! But if drastic makeovers are your jam, then you’ve hit the jackpot!

If you follow my InstaStories on Instagram (little video snippets of our unfiltered real life), then you already know what’s been going on around here….The Container Store has taken possession our Master Closet, and is turning it from drab to fab!! Not to mention, creating tons more storage and function. They’ve long been my favorite source for all things organized (like my Craft Closet and Little Miss’s Closet), and I’m thrilled to partner with them for another amazing project.

But before you can truly appreciate the magic they, and my Contained Home Organizer, create, you have to see where we started…the tragic befores. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but I’m prone to it. When we first moved in this house, I was thrilled to have more than double the space of our previous closet, plus built-ins. Talk about hitting the jackpot!

But it didn’t take long to realize the built-ins weren’t conducive to our things…or my height. We don’t have dressers in our bedroom, so I used bins and the shelves to house all of our clothes in the closet. Which led to me refolding and straightening weekly, and then not at all. #hotmess I had some semblance of order in my hanging clothes (although the rods weren’t sturdy enough to hold them), but shoes, jeans, tees, activewear and accessories were near impossible to keep orderly, and reach (the ceilings are 12-feet!).

Mr. Sugarplum’s corner side was a little better, but items were constantly falling out of the short shelves. And the rest was cluttered with my attempt to organize handbags and clutches.

It wasn’t the worst set-up ever, and we were certainly making it work…but were we fully utilizing the space? No ma’am. Was it a bit of an eyesore considering how visible the room is to both our bedroom and bathroom? Oh yeah. Could it improve? Absolutely!

So when The Container Store asked to use my space for their Container Stories blog, I jumped at the chance! And considering how much time I spend in the room, I decided to do a full-blown makeover. After all, it’s the first place I go in the morning, and usually the last before bed.


Chandelier | Roman Shade | Cheetah Carpet | Pouf | Elfa Decor Closet System

I only had two weeks to prepare, and another week to actually make it happen…so the timing has been tight, and a little frenetic! But the photo and video shoots are scheduled for later this week, so fingers crossed everything falls in to place. But regardless of the pretty parts, the space is guaranteed to be fabulous and fully-functional thanks to The Container Store magic!

Do you have a fully-functioning closet space? Does it bring you joy, or cause anxiety when you walk in? The annual 30% off Elfa sale (including installation) is going on now, so it’s a great time if you’ve been considering a makeover! Stay tuned for more progress and updates!

*This post is created in collaboration with The Container Store, but all opinions, ideas, and embarrassing before photos are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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