A closet makeover and a GIVEAWAY! #readydoneclean


THE WINNER IS STEPHANIE LOWELL!!! Please email me with your info so I can make sure the prize gets sent to you :) Congrats!!!


Once upon a time there was a closet. It was one of three closets in the entire house. And this closet was trying desperately to function as storage for miscellaneous items, DIY supplies, tools, paint, and canning items. It was a hot mess…….


Believe it or not this is an huge improvement on what it looked like before. I took some things to the garage and bought a ton of plastic containers to organize all of my “stuff”.

Here is an instagram of me back in November trying to get it under control.


Everything is categorized and in their own neat little containers, but it is not functioning well at all. And as often as I work on projects, I need it to. I need everything to not only fit, but be accessible. Mainly the things I use on an almost daily basis need to be “boom!” right there.

First order of business is to empty the bad boy out!

Since I am going to all the trouble of re-organizing it I decided that it needed a new paint job as well. It has been bland and beige long enough!

P&G contacted me and gave me some painting tips. There was one that had me thinking “Why in the world did I not think of that before?” The tip was to wash the ceiling and walls with a Swiffer Sweeper. DUH! And here I have been on a step ladder scrubbing with a soapy rag! Arms aching, 3 dirty bowls of water, and up to an hour of scrubbing. Seriously. I am so embarrassed that I did not think of this myself. Especially because I have owned a Swiffer Sweeper (and used it almost daily) for YEARS!

So I got to work (if you can really call it that) and cleaned the whole closet. Walls, shelves, and ceiling were all done in less than 10 minutes.


Here is a sneak peek at the color the closet will be :)


Another one of their tips was one I had already done in the past (which made me feel a lot better about myself!). I use the magic eraser to get rid of scuff marks on the walls and trim. My baseboards seem to get them the most. I {heart} magic erasers so.dang.much! They are, well, MAGIC! They have saved my bacon more than once. I could write a love sonnet about that little white square of awesomeness.

So if you have a painting project coming up, then I have a giveaway for you!

A Swiffer Sweeper starter kit and magic eraser to help you prep, and a $50 Home Depot gift card to buy the paint and painting supplies!


This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. You must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway goes from March 15th until March 20th. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on March 21st. If the winner does not contact me within 48 hours a new winner will have to be chosen.

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A huge thanks to P&G for sponsoring this giveaway and if you need any more tips on painting you can go to this Home Depot link for all sorts of awesome info :)

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of P&G and Home Depot however the thoughts expressed are all mine. I truly adore these products. I have bought and used them for many years.*



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  1. Carina Singh says

    My next project is painting my bar. Its a boring shade of beige. I want to paint it to look funky!

  2. Nanalie Knotts says

    I am really wanting to do a bedroom closet makeover! Cubbies, rods, shelves, shoe bins. The works! This makes me so excited about the possiblities! Thanks Stacy for the inspiration!

  3. Wendy O. says

    We need to paint our stairwell headed to the basement. It’s painted 3 different shades of white, courtesy of the previous homeowners. It drives me nuts. I’m planning to paint it a nice cheerful yellow color (the same shade as my kitchen). As a side note, when we moved in, our entire house was painted in a shade of white (I’m blanking on it’s name right now) because it was the husband’s favorite color. We’ve since painted the kitchen, dining room, living room, stairs between 1st & 2nd floors, bathroom and 2 of 3 bedrooms.

  4. Lisa Wenckus says

    My next painting project is going to be my son’s room! He is going to be 5 in April and still sleeps in a yellow nursery themed room!

  5. Charlie says

    The stairwell is next up… although I’m dying to do the kitchen cabinets too ~ so both by the end of summer!

  6. says

    I am hoping this spring to paint the entire upper level and basement of my house. We did the main level after we moved in last fall, and this warm weather has me all inspired to get decorating — but not on builder beige walls! Love these tips to help me save on prep time because I’ve got a lot of painting on my list!

  7. Carole Beseler says

    My next painting project is my laundry room!! It is small @: 5.25′ by 10.6 feet. It doubles for my pantry, mud room; you name it!! I need it to get organized so I can utilize it best!!!

  8. says

    I actually just emailed my friend this morning asking for help painting my bathroom. :) I paid to have it painted this summer, but the gray I wanted turned out blue, and I’m too cheap not to DIY it the second time around! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  9. Janiel H. says

    I am repainting the whole house, every room, in prep for selling the house so this would be awesome to win!

  10. says

    My whole house needs to be painted. Some rooms haven’t been painted since we bought our house almost 8 years ago, and some of them were painted 5 years ago…but I have to hold off until we decide what we’re doing with renovating or moving.

  11. says

    The next paint project I’ll be tackling isn’t one I chose, necessarily, but one I need to do: we’ll be moving out of our rental house later this year, and I need to cover up the huge blue spot I made on the kitchen wall when a jar I was painting fell off the table and splattered everywhere! I also need to paint over the wood filler I used to fill in the chew marks my dog left in the bathroom when he was a puppy.

  12. Jody says

    Such a great giveaway! I’ve been feeling the need to do some spring cleaning and painting, so this would be perfect!

  13. karina says

    we’re buying a house so lots of painting to come :) i dont even know where i will start!! thanks for the giveaway :)

  14. Stacey says

    I will soon be painting an entire house, so cleaning the walls with a Swiffer Sweeper is GENIUS. Did you soak the pad before you started?

  15. Heart and Haven says

    Next on my painting list is our playroom’s closet. I’m just looking for inspiration & motivation!

  16. Becky C says

    What a great cleaning tip! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

    • Becky C says

      Oops! Forgot to say that my next painting project will be either the master bedroom or finishing up the trim/closet doors in my daughters’ room.

  17. Lynn W says

    We just repainted my daughter’s room and I used the handheld swiffer to wipe it down. Next is the guest room (her old room, she moved to my son’s room when he moved out). It’s going to be very similar to the aqua surrounding your closet.

  18. Jerri C. TN says

    My next project is upcycling an french provincial dresser into our entertainment console…….I will be painting and would love this HD giftcard.

  19. Bonnie says

    I haven’t done a thing since moving in – plain white walls everywhere. I want to add some color and think I will start with my bath.

  20. Paige says

    Looking forward to seeing the finished closet. I have a few closets of my own that need some organizing help. ;)

  21. Jasmine Howard says

    Love the ideas! Ill be moving into a new home in a few weeks so ill be doing all sorts of cleaning, organizing, and painting throughout the whole house. I’m most excited to paint and decorate my kids rooms because they won’t be sharing anymore!

  22. Jennifer S says

    I feel your pain on the closets! I’m currently trying to figure out how to organize all my tools and crafting items. I never realized I had so many!! Would love to win the starter pack as I also love Magic Erasers and can’t wait to try the Swiffer!

  23. Linda S. says

    I’ve got several painting projects that I’d like to get done this spring—my mother’s bedroom, which hasn’t been painted in 34 years!! And my own master bedroom. I have used the Magic Erasers and love them too! The Swiffer idea to wash the ceiling and walls–wonderful! I appreciate the chance to win.

  24. Jeanne J says

    I need to pain our master bedroom. After 6 six years of builder white paint and test paint squares I think we finally picked out the right color.

  25. says

    What great tips, thanks Stacey! We’re just finishing our secret passageway now and are at the point of getting paint onto the walls. What we did is a great alternative to the bookshelf option you were thinking of… if you wanted an update on how we managed :)

  26. Becky says

    We just moved into a new house so i just finished painting the bathrooms and kitchen and now im set to tackle the laundry room. Super excited!

  27. Ricki says

    Love the sneak peak of the colour! My next painting project (other than staining some furniture) is board and batten in the living room….

  28. Donna says

    Kitchen!! I have about 5 different color swatches painted there already just can’t find the right yellow!

  29. Cath says

    I know just how you feel–I have “hot mess” closets, too, and I’d love to give several of them a makeover. Swiffer idea is a good one (wish I had one). Love Magic Eraser, too. Love that color choice.

  30. Sleepyheadedmom says

    I am currently in what seems to be a never ending painting project. We recently bought a house and I am painting every room. The next thing to tackle is either priming the kitchen or painting my son’s bedroom.

  31. says

    We’ve just purchased a house and the colour choices are mostly wonderful… except the main bedroom is a weird mint green – ceilings and all walls. That will be the room that NEEDS to be painted before anything else can happen :)

  32. Stacy says

    The next paint project we have is our daughter’s bedroom…however today I finish up the bathroom paint job :)
    Thanks Stacy!

  33. Steph says

    I need to touch-up paint on the walls in the halls, living room and bathrooms! It’s going to be a weekend project soon!

  34. says

    Hubs and I both have severe back problems that forbid us from doing bending (most of the wall mess is from 3 dogs rubbing, so you can imagine height of the stripe). We have someone come in every other week to do some of the things we can’t. Alas, not the wall mess. But she found at Dollar Tree Mr. Clean Magic Eraser knock-offs that works as well, maybe better than, the name brand. Hard to believe I know, but for a buck????

  35. Lisa says

    Wow! This is awesome. Hubs and I are looking at our master bath, and well….it must be re-done. If you could only see the wallpaper, you’d scream. I’m so excited to see your closet!

  36. aimee Benfer says

    I would redo my bedroom.My hubby and I could use a place to relax, unwind and spend some us time….

  37. Ashley W. says

    My next painting project is my master bath. Although, I still need to finish the beadboard in my kitchen, baseboards & touch up in just about every room of the house!

  38. Rebecca says

    Oh, I LOVE Mr. Clean Erasers too. I have an entire shelf so I never run out! I think I’m obsessed with them…thanks for sharing!

  39. says

    My next painting project, and I just bought a few different cans of paint, is to do touch-up on our walls. Also, I am painting a desk right now, and my armoire. And I’m building a farmhouse bed and painting it, too. I’m kind of a big mess, huh?

  40. Shannon says

    Earlier today I was telling my husband I want to paint the basement. The color is getting old on both of us (it was that color when we moved in a year and a half ago).

  41. Jessica says

    I really want to redo (do) my hallway and finally get the family gallery wall hung. though wheels are turning for some closets :)

  42. Leah golland says

    my laundry room is the only space in the house that we haven’t painted since we bought our house 3 years ago. I think it’s time!

  43. Emily says

    I want to paint the living room. The current color was picked by my boyfriend a long time ago. It is way too bright of a color.

  44. Amy Reed says

    I need to repaint my office – it used to be my daughter’s bedroom so it’s turquoise with lime green and purple polka dots which was cute for her but not so much for me!

  45. Chris says

    My next project is painting my master bedroom and master bath. I love your idea about using the Swifter to wash down the walls! I would have never thought to do it this way and would have done it the way you used to do it with the bucket of water and wet rag. This is such a great tip. Plus, I have never used Magic Eraser for scuff marks on walls. I have scuff marks on the risers of my stairs and will use it on them and then attack the walls in the master bedroom walk -in closet.
    As with any paint job, the prep is more work than the actual painting so these two tips are extremely helpful. Before I apply Behr’s Nurture color in the bedroom and Martha Stewart’s Wellington Gray in the bathroom (with Nurture on the ceiling), I will utilize your tips. Thank you so much for this!

  46. says

    I LOVE MAGOC ERASERS! The swiffers are great also! Presently I am trying to figure out how to make my pantry easier to use!
    I built some small shelves to put the canned goods in- but it is just NOT working. And it needs a good painting. There is a lot of wasted space in there. Thanks for the opportunity to win some helpers for my pantry!

  47. Erin says

    I’m starting my kitchen and hallway tomorrow. I have to wait until my husband travels for work until I tackle projects like this because I make a huge mess and don’t clean anything up until I am completely finished. Wish me luck!

  48. Saira P says

    My project is stenciling my bathroom wall. I bought my house a few years ago, and had it professionally painted lime green with images of brown. dark green and gold stencils all over it… and am finally getting over my fear of paining on my walls to get it done!!

  49. says

    I can’t wait to see what the closet looks like!! I would LOVE to win some paint!! I really want to paint my craft room/play room this summer! :)

  50. Bridgette says

    I would love to win this giveaway so I could makeover the closet in my office. I just started working from home so I have to look at the ugly thing all day long.

  51. Elizabeth H says

    What a beautiful paint color. I always have something that need painting. Right now, 2 bathrooms. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. Nicole Stone says

    I really want to paint my oldest sons room, I’m not a fan of the pale yellow that came with the house!

  53. Michele Dambach says

    I really want to make a jewelry design space for my daughter by painting the inside of her closet, adding a desk and some storage bins and things from Ikea. She is 14 and would love to have her own “creative space”. Painting could inspire the makeover!

  54. Lynn says

    What a great tip! My next painting job will be my backporch. or my powder room. I want to paint each of them!

  55. Lauren says

    Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I love it! The next paint project I would like to tackle is my laundry room, unfortunately, it’s not just a matter of slapping paint on the walls. A lot of work needs to be done to the walls before they can be painted. It’s so gloomy and dingy in there right now though. So it’s next on my list!

  56. Ashley Hatten says

    I want to paint my bedroom and bathroom…we just moved and have horrible wallpaper on the walls in the bathroom

  57. Cindy A. says

    My next painting project is actually a staining project. I will be refinishing a thrifted coffee table set.

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