I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of all things rustic. Today I’ll be introducing to you the first step of my master bedroom closet revamp. I’ve decided to take the typical “cleaning out the closet” one step further, and added my own homey touches! It’s all about the barn wood and branches, baby! ;)
First, I’d like to apologize for the very cramped pictures! I did my very best to illustrate that our closet is long and narrow, but it wasn’t exactly working out like I had hoped. Oh well. C’est la vie.
Rustic Closet Decor
One of the easiest and my favoritest (I know it’s not a word, but I still like it!) ways to bring a little rustic decor into your home is with branches. Not only are they durable, but super easy to find as well.
Side Note: Like with all my projects dealing with nature, please make sure to properly clean all branches prior to bringing them into your home to prevent bugs and other unnecessary unmentionables decide to take up residence.
If you already have a closet rod (which I’m sure you do) all you’ll need to do is take it down and replace it with a big ol’ hearty branch/sapling. However, make sure to measure your closet space first to ensure you find one that will fit properly within your space. I may or may not have kinda-sorta-definitely-did-forget to do this step. Jezz… I’m a lousy DIY’er! That’s ok. You can learn from my mistakes, and believe you me I most definitely, almost always, usually and daily make them.
P.S. I don’t normally sound this redneck. My country bumpkin of a husband must be rubbing off on me! Love you honey ;)
Next, replace your shelf or make one with any type of reclaimed wood you have on hand or can find. Think: pallet wood, fence panels, barn wood, etc. The list goes on and on.
Also, don’t forget about about the shoes! I just made a simple two board stand to fit shoes above and below it so the top shelf can be used for other items that we don’t use as often.
Hey now! Don’t be hating on my red hooker shoes. Those are very special occasions. You know, like weddings. Hah! Actually I think I’ve only worn them twice, and they make my hips hurt. Yup. It is official. I am definitely getting old! You’ll rarely see heels on this girl.
Eventually I would like to get nice, pretty and industrial looking hangers, but for now… plastic will just have to do until I can find a few that I like within my budget.
And that’s all folks! That is the start to a very simple closet makeover. Next on the list… this ceiling light!