Progress Report – Elsie’s Closet

Progress Report- Elsie's ClosetHey, guys!!! I’m really excited to share my newest progress report with you… my closet! It’s finally starting to feel really good. It’s both functional and inspiring.

But first, a walk down ole memory lane–

6a00d8358081ff69e201bb08962da0970d-piThis is the “dressing room” inside of our master bathroom space. When we first viewed the house, it was carpeted and the walls were a little bit different. We expanded the wall you see to the right just a bit to provide room for a larger bath tub. The thing I loved most about this space, originally, was the pretty door molding.

Here’s how it looks today–

 Progress Report- Elsie's Closet We replaced the chandeliers with this fun star flush mount (painted gold, of course!). I really debated about keeping the chandeliers. I liked them, but ultimately I decided to stay committed to my mood board to maintain a unified vibe throughout the rooms.

The acrylic frame is a DIY you can see here.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet We updated the hardware on the closet doors with these hex knobs.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet And we pulled the carpet up and had the floors refinished in a light white wash color.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet For the mirror at the end of the L-shaped closet, we replaced the folding doors with a standard door so that I could have a standing mirror. I hated to lose that pretty molding, but it was definitely the most practical place to have this mirror. So I’m glad we did it!

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet This wall was made more useful with a little DIY magic. I’m really glad we did that. It’s been helpful!

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet This little dresser area is AMAZING. I love having a place for everything, and I am mildly obsessed with re-styling it every couple weeks. I find that the more visible things are, the more I wear them. So pretty storage like this really works for me!

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet I found this dish on Etsy a few weeks ago. I’ve been on a kick collecting blush pink ceramics for all over the house.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet And this brass cactus is an eBay find. The perfect place to store all my gold bracelets.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet I found this ring dish from Suite One Studio. It’s a nice place to keep earrings together.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Progress Report- Elsie's Closet This tray was a housewarming gift from a good friend. I’m swapping out sunnies on it each week. The rest are in this top drawer–

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Makeover Argh! I love organizing things.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Pretty details that make me smile every day.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet MakeoverAnd I finally found the perfect spot to store my flair collection, this pretty millet basket.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Makeover Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Makeover I’m using these Lewis Dolin pulls again in this room (same as our DIY dresser).

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Makeover Here’s a quick peek into my closet.

Progress Report- Elsie's Closet Makeover Thanks for taking a peek at my progress!! It’s definitely still a “one day at a time” thing, but this past month, I’ve been feeling really encouraged by the progress we’ve made in just eight months (or a year, depending on when you start counting). Either way!

If you’re currently renovating, don’t let yourself get discouraged when looking at other people’s already-finished rooms. This stuff takes TIME. You’re doing great!!! xx- Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Wow! Nice post. I love it. Best and innovative utilization of sapce

  • The wooden floors look so much better than the carpet! You are really turning it into a dream closet =o)

  • Hello Elsie,
    Nice to see this post, I like the idea and best utilization of space.

  • It’s beautiful!! I really love the curtain behind your dresser!! (I was going to ask where it was from, but I see you already answered that question earlier in the comments. Thanks!) Great work!

  • I love personal posts from Elsie like this, cute photos and great tips. Much love!

  • I am so glad you kept those gorgeous doors!! I love them!

  • So glam, before and after! What a great space and use of said space! 🙂

  • It’s called Jean from the Signature collection. I mixed it at about 50% with Stella at about 50%.

    xx! Elsie

  • I’m definitely not surprise about how pretty your closet looks, it’s perfection! Love all the details that makes it extra special and stylish, you always have great taste anyway! 🙂

  • This is making me want to re organise!! Looks amazing..

  • That dresser is so cool, I love the cactus

  • Dear Elsie,
    your closet looks amazing, I totally love it! Would you tell me which action you used? It works perfect in these photos:-).
    Have a good day!

  • Beautiful and light room! your drawer of sunnies made me laugh, I just have one….(descrition glasses(is that what is is called?)

  • Wow – I love it! I especially like your cactus eBay find. What a cute way to combine a love of succulents and jewelry. It may have taken some time to get your closet finished, but it looks so lovely! 🙂

    talk to you soon, Janet

  • An actual dream closet! I love how it balances quirky with classic!

  • It’s from Urban Outfitters xx! Elsie

  • It’s this! XOXO!

  • Wow Elsie you did a great job! That dressing room is just gorgeous! Every girl`s dream!!
    xx Caroline

  • This look amazing, i’m really jealous, wish I had a walk in dressing room like this, its lovely!

  • The way you switch out the stuff in your accessories area + all the perfect storage pieces you’ve acquired are super duper inspiring! I love the idea of styling & re-styling to follow your whimsy and stoke outfit inspiration. Thank you for this post!

  • My husband and I have been renovating for 3 months and I am losing motivation and becoming overwhelmed. We are doing it all ourselves, so it is taking so long without taking off work and still trying to enjoy summer. Your little shout out and time frame mention at the end really gave me a boost. Thanks for that 🙂

  • That looks like my dream closet! I love how the room looked more spacious and bright after the renovation. I also dig those hexagon knobs. So cute!

  • This is so cool! Love it!

    Nicole |

  • I’ve been looking for a dress just like that (The striped ruffled one)! Could you tell me where it is from?

  • Lovely post! Super cute!

  • Love the whole vibe. Can you tell me where that incredible “curtain” is from, assuming it is actually a curtain?

  • Your closet is stunning! I wish I had a storage space like that!

  • The color of the hardwood is gorgeous! Love the change of handles also – little things can actually make a huge difference!

    Christina |

  • Wait, I LOVE that “curtain.” It looks kinda like a woven DIY. Any chance there’s a project you can link to? I want to make it!

  • Sending you good vibes!! It’s SO much work!!
    xx- Elsie

  • Oh really? I tried to get a photo from every angle, but it’s tough to do in smaller spaces.
    xx- Elsie

  • Wow, so much inspiration! We’re begining renovation in a month and I am so afraid/excited!
    That sunglasses collection, though! ?

  • It looked like more of a peek at your stuff than the space. It would be nice to get more of a peek of the actual closet layout.

  • I love your gold and white combination, it gives really bright feeling !!!! really nice and unique.. I wish I have this much space

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  • Wow what a change! It looks absolutely beautiful now! I’m so jealous of your available clothing storage space! It looks so pretty I would never throw my clothes on the floor if I had this room! Love it!

  • What I wouldn’t do for that closet!!!
    You’re right about the molding- it creates the atmosphere in there. The built in dresser is great and while I loved the original chandelier, I think the star/sun light works much better with your asthetic. I’ve been following along with your progress and love everything you’re doing- congrats on making the house you bought, YOUR home!

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