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Attic Room Walk In Closet Reveal

Turn an un-used upstairs landing space into a walk in closet. It works great in a historic home with small bathroom storage.

I know, I know, I left you in the lurch yesterday.  I took you on a whole journey of “before” pictures of our upstairs landing area, and didn’t show you the after!!

landing room before

Honestly, all this suspense is really due to the fact that this little room isn’t quite finished, and that drives me a little bit crazy.

It ended up being more of a challenge than I thought it’d be.  But, you’re friends, so come on up and I’ll show you what’s happened so far…

When I left off yesterday, our upstairs “Landing” (right outside our bedroom door) looked like this:

office landing before 2

That picture was taken after I’d already gone through the painful process of sorting through about 3 years worth of piles of paper…  The “office” was relocated, and I began a whole journey of trying to figure out a better system for organization of our clothes (and upstairs in general).

After many furniture moves and cleaned out drawers later, here’s what it looks like today:


walk in closet after ps

I call it the “Shabby Glam Walk In Closet”.:)  The shabby + glam has been a design challenge for me.  I’ve been friends with “shabby and rustic” for a long, long time.  But adding in a little glam so it doesn’t look over the top has been harder than I thought…

Taking cues from the inspiration pictures I loved so much, I whipped out the gold spray paint and painted the dresser knobs.

dark dresser ps

I really like them. I also added other splashes of gold with spray painted picture frames and art with gold writing.

gallery wall ps

The vanity is a hard-working practical piece of furniture in our house.

vanity ps

I sit at it every morning to put on my make-up and do my hair.

As I work away at putting this room all together, I’ve discovered it’s a process that takes time.  I’m experimenting with new things and new looks.  I like to try things out for a few days, then “tweek” them if they don’t seem quite right.  I still have some more ideas to finish off ~

But, for now, I’m just loving having this pretty (and practical!) little space…


shabby glam walk in closet words


Sources:  Polka Dot rug ~ Ikea

Artwork ~ Free Printables (I’ll give you all the details soon)

Gold Spray Paint ~ Gold Metallic bought at our island Building Supply (It doesn’t even have a brand name!  Sorry.)

Gold bead garland for the lampshade ~ Ikea

Fluffy little rug under vanity stool ~ Ikea

Everything else was treasures I already had…

And, if you missed them, here are two DIYs for this room I shared earlier:

shabby glam footstool with words

Shabby Glam Footstool


pom poms close up ps

Pom Pom Garland (It’s on the black dresser now.:))


Linking to:  The Creative Collection

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  1. The email should be small “I” but it won’t let me change it.
    You’re certainly on your way with the glamorous closet. It’s amazing how it was this dark room and now lighter and brighter!
    I was on Pinterest the other day and there are many ideas. I guess you have to pick and choose what reflects YOUR style! Looking forward to seeing what else you bring in. Looking at Pinterest I realized glamorous can be sleek and contemporary or fun and frilly with boudoir lamps with feathery shades, romantic full length mirrors, perfume bottles,lotions,vanity dresser sets,displays of jewelry,etc. This is definitely a fun project! Enjoy!

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