Make Your Own Bookcase Closet & Sequin Hanger

Hey my organizing beauties!

I added a new storage addition to my room a few months ago. Isn't it perfect? Now, I have my very own dressing room area. Under $100, here's how I made my closet from two bookcases: https://youtu.be/PfR7bInoQbM.

I can display all of the latest fashion haul. Also, organizing my things this way helps remind me to wear my old items that have been tucked away in my main closet. I have a place to throw my items onto my ottoman and on the side of my bookcase when I figure out what to wear everyday. No more chaos in this room! 

By the way, my newest ottoman has a hidden compartment to store 12 pair of shoes. It's empty right now but I would store flip flops or something later on. It's big enough to sit on and the price isn't outrageous. 

Do you ever have that struggle to keep your closet or bedroom neat everyday while getting fabulous to conquer the world? I do. I used to toss clothes and shoes all over my floor or bed and deal with it later when I get back home. I just hate seeing a mess so having these bookcases keeps things neat and tidy. 

I added bins from Target's Dollar Spot. I used them for clothing items that don't need to be hung like knits and socks.

I made a hamper by turning a Target end table upside and places a mesh bag to hold clothes. I think it's a genius idea. Plus, I wasn't using this table for anything lately. 

I used to hang my clothes onto a garment rack. I still love it but where can I display my accessories, bags, and shoes?

Also, I used to use this simple garment rack that many bloggers own. I added artificial flowers from the craft store to make it whimsical. It was cute but I love my new bookcase closet even more!

Bookcases are the perfect solution for it! It's cheap and easy to put together. I purchased these 5-Shelf ones from Target for $30 each. They are only available in stores unfortunately. Affordable option on amazon here.

Target Room Essential bookshelves are not the best quality but it does the job. They come in three, four, and five shelves.

I really want the Ikea Billy bookcases but shipping fee was too much. They are twice the cost but the Billy bookcases are made thicker and a lot taller than the Target's bookshelves.

In my tutorial, I started with the sides of the bookcases. I wanted to create crown molding and extra storage for my accessories using picture frames. I used 4 frames on each side of my bookcases so that's a total of 16 picture frames at the Dollar Tree and spray painted white to blend with the bookcase.

You Need:
- Bookcase: http://amzn.to/1UHbQdo 

- Eight of 8 x 10 Picture frames per bookcase: http://bit.ly/22ccfJW

- White spray paint: http://amzn.to/1Bzzle5

- Picture hanging strips: http://amzn.to/1NAQaLp

- Cup hooks: http://amzn.to/1QwvoCi

- Hot glue gun: http://amzn.to/1h4z0XP

     iPhone App: http://apple.co/1OaRkfV
     Android App: http://bit.ly/1OaRvYG
- Command crystal knob: http://amzn.to/1PtOQ1z

I used picture hanging strips because they are removable. I can take them off if I decide to redecorate again. You can use any adhesive to attach the frames to the side's of the bookcase. It's really up to you!

When I was in Target, I found these crystal knobs to hang my scarves and shirts. They are the same company that make the picture hanging strips.

For a quick bookcase makeover, try adding gift wrapping paper to the back of a bookcase. I found this polka dot pattern from Target. Yes, I seriously picked most of the supplies for this tutorial from there. If you get tired of the pattern, just remove and start over with a fresh canvas. I love that since I update my room often.

You Need:
- Bookcase: http://amzn.to/1UHbQdo 
- Wrapping paper: http://bit.ly/1JfKyEl

- Measuring tape: http://amzn.to/1Zfdplu

- Pencil

- X-Acto knife: http://amzn.to/1OdcmKF
- Cutting mat: http://amzn.to/1mr5GTp

- Double sided tape: http://amzn.to/1Pb6hC1
- Puck lights: http://amzn.to/1ZfcwcK
- Makeup drawer: http://amzn.to/1OdcUAe
- Photo clear box frame: http://amzn.to/22eUObL

I added puck lights to illuminate inside the bookcase. They are operated by batteries.

In this self, I have a set of affordable makeup drawers and stacked two acrylic frames as an accessory tray. 

The vanity mirror and jewelry tray are from Target if you are wondering. 

To install the closet rod, follow my tutorial here. Please measure the width of your bookcase to know what closet rod size to get at the hardware store. If you don't own a power drill, certain hardware stores like Home Depot let's you rent any tool to get your project done. 

You Need:
- Bookcase: http://amzn.to/1UHbQdo 
     My rod in 18-30 inches: http://low.es/1NXui0g
     Amazon 18-30 inches: http://amzn.to/1Mlr9BX
     Amazon 48-72 inches: http://amzn.to/1Ociy5V
     My flange set support mount: http://low.es/1QxI1x7
     Amazon flange set: http://amzn.to/1JgUy07
     iPhone App: http://apple.co/1OaRkfV
     Android App: http://bit.ly/1OaRvYG
- Safety glasses: http://amzn.to/1OdeqCp
- Pencil

- Screw bit: http://amzn.to/1NBJGvy

- Drill bit: http://amzn.to/1Zg0zn1

On Etsy, many shops are selling sequin hangers. They are so gorgeous! I figure that I could make my own. I had some white and gold sequin trimming left over from my previous craft projects. I picked up the trimmings at Joann's Fabric & Craft store.

You Need:
- At least a yard of sequin trimming: http://bit.ly/1OBx0om
- Wood hanger: http://amzn.to/1QuOysE

- Huggable hanger: http://amzn.to/1Pb8pcI
- Hot glue gun: http://amzn.to/1h4z0XP

Quick Instagram tutorial here.

Video Tutorial:


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  2. Oh my wow!!!! I am so inspired to re-do my closet. Might not even come close to how pretty yours is but worth a try! Awesome job!

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