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Closet Under the Stairs Makeover

Check out my closet I just gave a cute makeover to! This closet under the stairs has always been an impractical eyesore. I have had the hardest time making it functional… until now! Check out the transformation!

Here is the info on the products I used!

Bookcases

The bookcases are Billy bookcases from Ikea. With lumber prices through the roof right now, these were a very practical and affordable alternative! I purchased 4 different bookcases and assembled each before putting them in the closet.

Tall bookcase – https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-50263838/

Short and slim bookcase – https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-80263832/

Short and wide bookcase – https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-30263844/

Floor Tile

I chose to use peel and stick floor tile for this closet for a few reasons. It’s super affordable, fast, water resistant and easy to clean! Plus, it’s so darn cute. I placed it over stained concrete, but it goes over a variety of surfaces. I love how it brightened the space up and I also love that it was done in 30 mintues 😉

You can see the peel and stick tile I used HERE! Free shipping and mine came same day!

Wood Countertops

For the wood on top of the shorter bookcases, I used edge glued pine panels from Lowe’s. With lumber being so high currently, these are a great alternative when you need a larger surface of wood. Also, they take stain really pretty! You can find them HERE and they have several sizes depending on what you need. I used Golden Oak stain on mine.

Storage Tubs

I used my very favorite storage tubs one one wall of the closet. I LOVE these things. They hold a ton and they come in cute colors too. You can find them HERE! I used the medium size for the cubbies on mine and it’s a perfect fit!

Storage Baskets

I used baskets for the bookcase against the back wall. These are great and also a perfect fit for this space. You can find them HERE! I used the small size.

Shiplap Wall Panels

I wanted to add a little something on the wall above the shorter shelves so I used THESE WALL PANELS. They are a great price and come pre-finished which is an added bonus!

Paint Color

I painted the closet with Sherwin-Williams Pure White which was a great match to the already finished Ikea cabinets.

I love the outcome!

3 Comments

  1. Diego on June 28, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Hi, great job. I was wondering what color paint did you use for your bottom and upper wood cuts, that match the ikea shelve. Thanks

  2. Shannon on June 9, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Amazing! What did you put on top of the shelves? Some sort of wood top?

    • Sue on June 10, 2022 at 4:14 am

      WOOD COUNTERTOPS
      For the wood on top of the shorter bookcases, I used edge glued pine panels from Lowe’s. With lumber being so high currently, these are a great alternative when you need a larger surface of wood. Also, they take stain really pretty! You can find them HERE and they have several sizes depending on what you need. I used Golden Oak stain on mine.

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