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Thrifty DIY Closet Makeover

June 09, 2022

Contributed by: Tijana McAllister of A Plentiful Life, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert 

Since we moved into our house 8 years ago, our storage closet has seen quite a few changes. Let’s see how I finally transformed it into the closet of my dreams…

When we moved in, the closet was set up with a lot of cheap shelving and places to hang clothes. It ended up being a storage closet for a long time, which was a waste of valuable space. Also I never realized how big the closet was since it was jam packed full of stuff.

Could you imagine that there would be this MUCH SPACE?! I did not. We used the Ikea closet tool and entered in the dimensions. At first, my significant other wanted to do one side and the back wall as he did not think there would be enough room to stand in the middle. However, I was determined to get the walk-in closet as the original plans of this closet was a true walk through and was connected to the bathroom, there had to be enough room. I was, of course, right!

When I finally hung the last pieces of clothing in the closet, I almost cried. Not because I finally had a closet to myself, but of all the amazing pieces I had collected. If you’ve been here awhile you know I love thrifting and this closet shows off every beautiful item. My closet is probably ninety percent thrifted with pieces from Dior, Anthropologie, Joie, Babaton, Wilfred, and so much more! I have a designer wardrobe on a MAJOR BUDGET.

To bring it all together I went to my local Salvation Army Thrift Store to find stylish decor. There are so many things you can add to a closet to help with organization, style, and to add something unique. I was so happy with the beautiful items I found that also helped me to contain all of my jewelry! This closet is a dream come true.


  • Jewerly Display – Works great on a shelf and organizes everything! No more tangled necklaces.
  • Jewelry Box – To hold all of the small items so they don’t get lost.
  • Ring Box – I love vintage ring boxes, this little blue one to hold my special pieces.
  • Faux Plants – A great way to add greenery without worrying about the lack of sunlight.

The biggest thing I thrifted for this closet makeover? THE CLOTHES. When we finished putting the closet together, I hung up the last piece, stepped back and almost cried. This closet is eighty percent thrifted and I am so proud of everything I have found. The clothes in this closet make me feel amazing. They are also high quality and will last me for many years. Finding deals at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store is what makes this third (and hopefully final) DIY Closet Makeover the best.