Last August I saw a post that changed my life. I realize that’s saying A LOT, but after I saw the IKEA closet makeover ChrisLovesJulia did, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and how I was going to FINALLY be able to tackle our master closet for a very reasonable price. My mom called later that day and I said, “You won’t believe this closet makeover I just saw posted!” She goes, “Was it ChrisLovesJulia?!!” Ha! My dreams were about closets for a straight week.
They used IKEA PAX wardrobes and accessories to completely transform their master closet. It gives them the customization of more expensive closet systems, but at a major savings. I did Pinterest searches almost immediately and found TONS of PAX inspiration. Here’s some of what you can find in my Organization board.
Yes, believe it or not, that last one is actually an IKEA Pax that has been hacked into an unbelievably gorgeous closet. Are you not just blown away?!
Ok, so the plan is to go with white wardrobes and to then add a few hacks to help it look a little less plop and go. We will be adding a baseboard all around the base, and crown along the top. Replacing the hanging rod with wood dowel like they did in the dark green closet is something I absolutely love, but am not sure we’re going to get that custom with it. Glass doors will be added to my side of the closet for dresses that don’t get worn regularly, and then to my husband’s side for suits and jackets. This last image isn’t IKEA, but something along these lines.
My mom is going to be coming in town and she has offered to help me get the closet gutted and installed. She loves this stuff and is pretty much the best partner in crime. Now, to get it all ordered and delivered before she gets here!
Ok, so what do you guys think of the IKEA closets?