Martha Stewart Closet Makeover….

June 30, 2014

I was recently contacted by a sweet gal from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to see if I was interested in sharing a closet makeover on my blog.  She obviously didn’t have to ask me twice. I was super excited to be a part of this review, especially since I was in need of something more functional than wire shelving.  (Not that there was anything wrong with my closet. There wasn’t! But who can say no to a “Martha” closet? Not me).  Without further adieu, here is my review of the Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot Closet System.




The first step in the process was to design the closet.  I actually got to design the closet all by myself.  It was was easy and fun!  The design looked a little something like this…


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After the closet was designed & ordered, I had time to spring clean my closet.  Here is a “before” picture.  I emptied it out completely, in anticipation of the new system.


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The size was right but the wire shelving was a pain.  Visit this post to see detailed pictures of the old closet here.


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2 days later (and a lot of sweat and hard work), our new closet was installed.  It took us amateurs (my husband and I) 13 hours to install it (its a large closet) and an other day to organize everything.  All in all, it wasn’t too bad.  If you know how to find wall studs and work a drill, you can install this yourself.


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There are so many nooks and crannies to organize our things now. I LOVE it!


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We use the drawers for under clothes, swim wear, etc.


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My favorite part of the Martha Stewart closet system is the shoe shelving. I love just standing in the closet,  admiring the shoes.  It makes me smile. 🙂


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My husband keeps his things nice and tidy too.  A man after my own heart. <3


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This isn’t a part of the Martha Stewart system but I had to share. I organize my tank tops in a over the door shoe organizer. I know exactly what colors I have and whats clean, in a cinch.


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I’m also in love with my hand bag shelving.  I spend a lot of money on bags so I want to take good care of them. The Martha Stewart shelving helps me keep them organized.


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I keep my wallets, travel bags & small over the shoulder bags in my Martha Stewart cloth bins.


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I hope you enjoyed my review of the “Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot Closet System”.  Thanks to Martha Stewart and Home Depot, I am now more organized than ever.


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Need more organizing ideas?  Here are 4 different ways to use the Martha Stewart Living Closet system.


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 Disclaimer:  This closet system was provided by Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot . All opinions are my own & I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  Please click here for full disclaimer.


52 comments on “Martha Stewart Closet Makeover….

  1. Jessica says:

    I love this! Everything looks so nice. I love the idea of organizing your tanks in the shoe organizer. I never would have thought of that.

  2. Kath says:

    This is OFF THE CHARTS amazing!! (sorry for shouting) 🙂

    Not only do I love the Martha Stewart line, I love your beautiful and colorful results. I’m in awe…simply in awe!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Kath says:

    Also, tank top storage suggestion is awesome!

  4. Sherri says:

    I love the closet but I am a little surprised you would promote a Martha Stewart product. She has made some nasty comments regarding bloggers. I find it unbelievable that after making these comments she then approaches you to try out her system. On the other hand your closet is an inspiration both before and after. Thanks

    • Toni says:

      I still love Martha Stewart products and Im happy to promote them on my blog ( because I use them and love them). 😉

  5. It’s beautiful, Toni! Great job. I know you will love it!

  6. It looks amazing Toni!

  7. amber says:

    Your closet looked great before the makeover! I love the after- very inspiring! Great idea for your tank tops 🙂

  8. Sara says:

    This looks AMAZING!!!! I’m pretty sure you need to come and redesign my closet… can’t even imagine how good it would feel to be that organized!!

  9. It looks beautiful. Nothing like being organized. Organized in style.. even better 😉

  10. Brandi says:

    Your closet is so gorgeous! I love how beautifully organized everything is. This is my dream closet!

  11. Kim says:

    GORGEOUS!! I would love to do something like this. I know you have a very large closet. I probably have about half of that. Any idea on what the cost I know it would vary due to size.

    • Toni says:

      My huge closet was only about $2000 so half the size would probably be under $1000.

  12. Robyn Mizell says:

    Toni, What a beautiful closet!! You and hubby did a great job!! Thank you for always helping me make organizing easier and fun. Just beautiful!!!! Robyn

  13. Great job! Beautiful closet!

  14. Michelle Sherrard says:

    It looks absolutely AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to own a home to put a system like this in to place.

  15. Renee DiDomenico says:

    Gorgeous! Please tell me what those beautiful flowered tote bags are!

  16. Tanya Eberle says:

    I was wondering if you think you have more space with this system versus the wire closet organizer?

  17. Margaux Galloway says:

    Ooooo…thanks for sharing! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

  18. My husband and I are not yet homeowners (he is in dental school residency and we move a lot!) so we have very small closets…I love what you have done here and I can’t wait for the day when I get a closet like that!!!

  19. Hilda says:

    How do you prefer to organize your tops in the closet? Do you hang everything? Do you group by sleeve length? Color? I’ve tried so many different ways and can’t seem to stick with one way. I’m curious to know your preference.

    • Toni says:

      I group things together. I fold cardigans, sweaters, and tshirts. I hang everything else in “like items”. 🙂

  20. Jennifer says:

    I love the storage for tank tops!!

  21. I love your new closet — even though it is bigger than my bedroom! But my very favorite part was the tank top storage in a shoebag. I will be sharing that tip with my daughter who has a zillion of them hanging in her closet, taking up too much room and remaining practically invisible. – Fawn

  22. Morgan says:

    Toni! This looks amazing!!! I love all of the details and the tank top system is a great idea. 🙂 Thanks for continuing to show such beautiful organization.

  23. TidyMom says:

    your closet is awesome! I’m looking for a system for our odd walk in master closet and this MS might be just what I need! I’m off to check it out in more detail!

  24. Thea says:

    What a wonderful closet organization system! Your personal touches make it even better! I am always inspired by your blog. Thank you so much for your willingess to share such amazing and creative ideas.

  25. ajumohit says:

    wow i love it

  26. tiffany says:

    It looks really nice! I appreciate your honesty about how long it too to get it installed. Sounds like a labor of love, but one that was worth it in the end!

  27. I love your new closet Toni! I loved the old one too, but I can see how much more space this system gives you. And the tank tops in the shoe organizer? Brilliant!

  28. Sheil says:

    Did I miss long hanging space? I have tunics and dresses and didn’t see that here? This has been my challenge. Also, how about boots? This looks great. Thanks!

  29. Dawn Marie Topham says:

    I thought the BEFORE closet looked pretty darned nice- but the AFTER closet is spectacular! My closet in our master bedroom is average builder size, so I use several others in the spare bedrooms. And I switch my closet out seasonally between cold and warm seasons twice a year. I store off season clothes in vacuum packed space bags under our bed and the beds of the spare rooms. Obviously the problem ISN’T the closet itself!!! I am slowly working towards a goal of having one closet by the time I retire in 7 years. It’s slow going and involves. NOT SHOPPING which is difficult. When I see such visions of organizational bliss as your AFTER photos I am inspired and even more determined to meet this goal sooner than later. Wish me luck and persistence!!!

  30. Mary says:

    Your closet looks great! But I don’t see a place to hang dresses. How/where do you store them?

  31. Joyce says:

    First time here, love your blog. Curious about the use of wooden hangars…have you tried the slim velour ones for even more space?

  32. Janine says:

    Toni, I love your closet organization, it look great! Though, I was wondering how you organize skirts – I couldn’t find them in any of the pictures. Hanging the pants half over looks very organized since they all have the same length but I guess it would look a lot messier with skirts of different lengths. I have a lot of short skirts which I usually fold but I’d rather hang them so I could have a better view of what I have, then I have a lot of knee length business skirts and many lengths inbetween as well as a few long ones. Any suggestion on how to organize those so it looks even and as organized as the rest of the closet?

    • Rachel says:

      Try regular skirt hangers and then keep them hung closer to a wall so you don’t have a line sticking out in the middle of the line of clothes.

  33. Heather says:

    I love your closet. Thanks for the inspiration. I am now in the middle of my own master closet rehaul, and I have a few questions. As another reader posted, what is your take on hangers? I noticed you have wooden, and I was thinking the velvet was the way to go. Also, what do you store in your bins on your top shelf? I have a lot of space on my uppermost shelves I will store some seasonal items, but I was wondering if you ever keep other items up there that I may not have thought of.

    • Rachel says:

      You can use that space to store off season items including scarves, hats, gloves, etc. I have a box up on the top shelf to hold my keepsakes from my kids; items I don’t want in their school memory boxes but that I want to keep.

  34. jennifer says:

    How do you store item like full length boots? i see all shoes fit in shoe boxes but not sure what you do about shoes that do not fit in there (husbands) thanks

  35. L.L. says:

    where can I get a walk in wire shelving closet system? Did yours come w/ the house?

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