A closet room refresh on a budget? Yes! I worked with Dutch Boy® Paints to “Simplify the DIY” and update my walk-in closet room in only a few days.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post – it’s been so fun working with Dutch Boy Paints on this project. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. Thank you for your support!
Ready to see the step-by-step tutorial? Let’s go!
First lemme show you all the before photos.
This space used to be our daughter’s playroom, but she outgrew the room a year ago. I took it over to use as a walk-in closet room since our older home doesn’t have much closet storage.
Here’s the original playroom, which we loved (I made the teepee)!
In the cabinetry are two pull down Murphy beds, which we’re keeping (for our children guests). We’re also keeping the original secret passage shelf door to the attic – so fun!
I took the closet room over about a year ago.
All I did was clear the room, add a clothing rack, chair, and mirror, and brought in some affordable white shelving from the basement for shoes and accessories.
The space was fine as-is, and I liked the original aqua blue wall color for the playroom. But I wanted to repaint to help elevate and brighten the space – thanks to Dutch Boy® we did just that!
We headed to our local Menards Home Improvement Store to pick up paint, brushes, rollers, drop cloth, and some MDF moulding for a DIY wall treatment.
The employee at the paint counter was super helpful in helping me decide what finishes would work best for the space.
We headed home and got to work!
Before it was time to paint, I removed all the old cabinet pulls and repaired some wall damage.
Then my husband Ted and I got our MDF trim pieces and tools to make some DIY picture frame moulding.
We set up our saw and used an old vacuum cleaner, which pulls out dust and keeps things clean.
We double checked our measurements and got to work marking the trim and making our 45 degree angle cuts for one wall at a time.
After cutting our first horizontal and vertical trim pieces, we used them as a template to speed up the process and ensure exact same sizing.
Once we had our trim for the first wall cut, we got to work installing it.
We marked the wall, leveled the top piece out, added some glue to the underside, then used our nail gun to securely attach it.
Our laser level helped us line up everything easily, which was super helpful.
We repeated the same steps on the other two walls until all trim was added.
I just knew that adding wall trim would elevate the space, so it was worth the few hours it took us.
I filled all nail gun holes, smoothed out, then caulked all inside and outside edges for a clean look.
And finally it was time to paint my closet room!
I laid out my drop cloth, gathered both paints, my brush, and roller and got to work.
For the walls I used Dutch Boy® Platinum® Plus Paint and Primer (in Ultra White semi-gloss).
Using my Purdy paint brush, I cut in the trim, ceiling, and baseboards.
Once all the trim was cut in, I applied paint with my Purdy paint roller for a smooth finish.
Next it was time to add a fresh coat of paint to the cabinet doors.
I used Platinum® Plus Cabinet, Door & Trim Paint (in Ultra White semi-gloss) for the cabinets and doors. It went on smoothly and I achieved beautiful one-coat coverage!
Once the paint dried it was time to start adding furniture and accessories!
I gathered my two art lamps, and decided to spray them gold before attaching them to the wall above two paintings.
Once attached, I used my Rub N Buff to quickly paint the screw gold.
Next, I installed two plug-in sconces to both window seat walls.
Then I added the cabinet pulls that I already had on hand.
Oh, and here’s a peek of our Murphy beds when pulled down. It’s nice to have them if they’re ever needed.
Finally, I styled my closet room – I’m so excited to share the reveal!
I’m so happy with how bright this space is now. And the white walls help the artwork and accessories stand out!
I added an affordable new 4’x6′ rug.
As a reminder, the bookshelf is faux and a secret passage doorway to the attic playroom. This was original from the 1970s – so fun!
I always love adding a few real plants into each space to bring in some life.
I’ve had my clothing rack for a year and love it more each day. It’s perfect for the space!
The window seat is a favorite detail of the room and I love how light and bright it is. The sconces definitely help elevate it!
On this wall I decided to lean and layer the artwork.
Mixing in hanging and leaning art in my home is my go to.
I’ve had the floor length mirror for a year as well, and it’s been wonderful.
My plant belly basket was gifted – I love the earthy element it brings.
I laid out my most worn jewelry on top of my show shelves and stored all my extras in the top cabinetry.
A close up of the clothing rack…
The upcycled the wooden jewelry trays were a gold leaf and paint DIY. And the other pieces were thrifted over the years.
Ahhh, I still can’t get over my art lamps – they’re just so pretty.
My necklaces were hung on the pulls behind the mirror since I don’t wear them often.
What do you think of my DIY closet room refresh?
I’m impressed with Dutch Boy Paints, and I highly recommend for anyone looking to “Simplify the DIY”!
More about Dutch Boy Paints
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