You may be wondering what’s up with the fancy pants broom closet redo… I get it. I spent a lot of time and energy getting our creepy dumpster fire of a closet looking spiffy. Here’s the thing. I hate cleaning. Not that actual act of cleaning, I just hate spending my precious weekends cleaning when adventure awaits.

When there’s a task I don’t look forward to, especially a routine task like cleaning, I have a super simple trick that’s highly effective… MAKE YOURSELF SMILE.

If you can create something to get excited about, something that makes you smile, I guarantee you’ll complete the dreaded task quicker and with a bit more joy.

I may detest cleaning, but I LOVE pretty things and tidy spaces. This closet renovation was very simply an effort to make myself smile every time I open the broom closet to retrieve the vacuum and cleaning supplies. And while I may have gone a wee bit overboard with the details (does a broom closet really need a lampshade and hexagon shelves, who’s to say?), the joy that space offers is immeasurable.

Both Ray and I find ourselves peeking in there just to enjoy the tidy polished feel of the space. It’s energized us and sparked conversations about what other spaces really need a facelift.

So, here’s the rundown of what I did and how much it all cost.

1 – Demo existing shelves and baseboard $0

2 – Patch & paint walls & ceiling $30

3 – Paint & install new trim $20

3 – Create new storage shelves $30 (wood, fasteners, & paint)

4 – Create sliding barn door and hardware $25 (most of the cost was wood and paint. I was able to fabricate the hardware using wheels from pulleys, strap metal, and T-Track)

5 – Create custom caddies and labels for cleaning supplies $25

6 – Repurpose lampshade and create wire armature to attach to existing pull cord light fixture $9

Total Cost Of DIY Project: $139

Here’s a short video of some of the details.

You can also visit my Instagram Highlights to see more Behind the Scenes Footage.

I hope you enjoyed following along. Don’t forget to Make Yourself Smile when you’ve got something you’re not looking forward to! Let me know how it goes.

hugs,
s.

Stephanie McCready
Stephanie McCreadyOwner & Chief Joy Officer At KiNDERBRAND

Hi there! I’m Stephanie. Owner and Chief Joy Officer here at KINDer Brand. From Gnomes and Rustic Farmhouse Decor pieces to Garden Gifts and more… I enjoy dreaming up thoughtful gifts with the intent to Spark Joy and Spread Kindness.

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I’m an East Coaster loving life in the Midwest. I’m a wife, fur mom, & tea-lover who’s Audible-OBSESSED!!! Hammocks are my love language and Jesus is my homie. If you’re a fellow enneagram geek, I’m a 4W3.