Despite having his and her closets in the master bedroom we didn’t have a place to hang our clothes for the first 3 weeks we lived in our new place.

The husband took out the existing rod and shelf from both closets the weekend before we moved in while we were painting the bedroom.  It took some brute force and a little finessing,  but in the end the closet lost it’s “builder” look.

Here’s a helpful video I found one how to pull out builder closets if you have questions. I made the husband watch the video and concurs with the process.

Then we used putty that goes on pink and drys white. This way we knew that it was 100% dry before sanding it down.

After puttying, letting it dry and then sanding it down we were ready to paint.  We used the Origami White to paint the inside of the closets.  The closets took a lot more paint than I ever would have thought of so we ended up having to buy an extra quart to finish it off. I’m not going to lie, we totally hit the ceiling in a couple places and didn’t bother to touch it up.  I mean really, who looks in your closet, up at the ceiling and then stares looking for slight imperfections – no one, therefore no touch-ups hahaha.

Despite being ready to install our new closet organizers, we hadn’t actually purchased anything.  I considered pulling the trigger on a ClosetMaid and a Rubbermaid closet organizer.  I was having trouble deciding on how to design the closets, which was very much impacting my ability to purchase anything.

Memorial day weekend we FINALLY pulled the trigger and purchased our closet organizers.  After delivery, installation and a little unpacking of the clothes we are all set up with his and her closets!!!

Here’s the thing, my husband’s stuff just doesn’t take up the whole closet.  AND since we don’t have a linen closet, my husband graciously agreed to allow me to put a few additional shelves in his closet for the towels, sheets and extra pillows/blankets.  So of course, back to the store we went to return stuff we didn’t need and purchased a few extra shelves.  Although I wish we had them installed prior to move in, I am absolutely loving our closet organizers!!

His and her closets are complete:

Happy home improvements!

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