Someone Else’s House: Amazing Closet Transformation

See how a drab closet changes into an inviting place for guests to hang their coats…

Closet Transformation

This closet transformation takes place in this vintage bungalow, the first house for this young couple. When I showed you this young couple’s stairs and the clever numbered treatment they did to them, I mentioned that they were working on transforming this closet.It sits across the landing from the stairs, between the kitchen and living room of this antique bungalow home they bought a few months ago. Since then, they’ve been busy transforming it into a masterpiece!



This was the closet when they first moved in. It had chipped and cracked louvered doors on the main part, with a ‘jimmy-rigged’ shelf above and melamine sliding doors on that.

1st stage

They started by removing all the recent additions and leaving mostly just the original parts. Then fresh paint. That made a big difference.

But they started to think… was there more style to be offered in this space?

Yes! And this is what the final look is now:


By adding some beadboard to the lower section of the wall, and finishing the trim on the sides, and then bringing in a little blue-green paint for on top, this closet is now transformed into its own lovely little room. Like a jewel between the kitchen and living room, just waiting to hold jackets and such.

Here’s a link for the easiest beadboard ever!!  I installed it here, in the cottage bathroom and kitchen and it is so fantastic! Easy to install, and totally looks and feels like real wood beadboard, only at a fraction of the cost and hassle of installing. I can’t say enough good things about it!


The hooks are original to this closet, although they did need to move them for better placements in phase 1 of this re-do. The traditional arts and crafts style is just so classic.

And the bird prints mounted on hardboard are absolutely the perfect colors for this space.

And as you can see from the living room, this closet is no longer an eye sore you try to ignore… far, far from it!

Here are more closet and storage ideas:

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  1. rainonatinroof01 says

    Such a cool transformation! Would have never thought of something like this! Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  2. jamieerin13 says

    I love the new look on your blog home page! Cute, vibrant color and fresh new pics! Well done, Little Bit! 🙂

  3. Jenny says

    That looks great!! I’m so jealous that I don’t have enough closets to be able to do that with;) Pinning!!

    Jenny with

    • says

      With some clarification, I understand Carissa to question why I have posted about someone else’s project.
      So I’ll take this opportunity to explain that I am hoping in my blogging to inspire my readers in projects of their own, whether that is by projects in my own home, or properties I own, or it is by projects my family or friends have done, that have inspired me, thus I would like to share them with you all.
      And, yes, these pictures are my own. (learning how to use my camera and take quality pictures has been a really fun part of blogging!)
      Hope that explains your questions. Little Bit

  4. Wanda says

    What a great transformation. It is such a neat space and has so much character now. Love it! Visiting from Make the Scene Monday. Have a great week! ~ Wanda

  5. Donnamae says

    Cute idea…that’s just the sort of little gem that future buyers will fall in love with! Enjoy your weekend! 😉

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