Making Over My Small Closet AGAIN With YOUR Feedback | Fixing What Wasn't Working!

Sep 17, 2020
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Do you know what I love most about sharing any and all my projects on here? Your feedback! And the fact I have no shame or problem admitting where I messed up or am in the wrong. In this case, there was a lot that needed to be fixed since it was NOT functional. You guys give the best feedback and I took a ton of that (if not all) into consideration when executing this update. She cute but not functional and we don’t want that. So although today is not a DIY, it is a realistic update of a past tutorial. Hope you enjoy xx.
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First go at my closet:
Thrifted the Dresses for $9.50 at Simi Valley’s Habitat for Humanity:
Curtains from my guest room makeover: them off Amazon:
Tension rod from Home Depot:
Ultra Pure White by Behr:
Wood putty:
Clear lidded storage bins from Home Goods - no link available
White wall hooks from Dollar Store used as drape hooks
Clothes Reacher that I thought I needed:
Long Skinny Under Bed Storage:
Large Shoe Storage Under Bed:
Vacuum Seal Bags:
Closet rods:
Closet rod metal holder:
Used a table runner that I got from Home Goods as a texture topper to the dresser
White hangers:
Eye hooks for necklace organization:
Baby pant hangers from Home Goods - I like these since they are smaller and more compact than the large human sized ones!
Joint compound:
Putty knife:
Nail gun:
LED Strip Lights:
Drawer pulls from Home Goods
Salt lamp, crystal and tray from Home Goods
Black small vase and floral from JoAnn
Small foldout stool from JoAnn
Foam roller, workout bands and mat from my old gym makeover
Contact paper:

  • Happy Thursday my beautiful humans! I am feeling so excited and pumped for the content rolling out the remainder of this month. I really can't believe this in my "job" so a quick shoutout and a thank you to the real MVP's guys..for supporting me to continue to do so. Today I wanted to revisit a makeover that ended up not being so functional after all. Believe it or not I do try to respond to every comment which means I see all the feedback you leave as well! I decided to walk you through the in's and out's of my small closet for real, use your feedback and DIY a realistic update. Ok now I need to get back to two other makeovers - loving you guys xx.

    Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
    • I love ur diy job so much 👍🏻 v tough girl 👧🏻

      住家CHOICE住家CHOICE4 months ago
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      Doesn't Matter!Doesn't Matter!4 months ago
    • You are my happy place!!! 🖤🖤🖤 love your videos/makeovers and the narration is the 🍒!!

      trick351trick3515 months ago
    • I just redid our closet too and seriously, simpler is better when it comes to clothes/shoes/accessories. I ended up putting shelves in the hidden sides of the closet where clothes tend to get lost when hung up. It works perfectly. But you are truly one of my favorite you tubers because you're so honest and real and people like that these days. Cheers to happy closets!

      GG5 months ago
    • Your ability to listen to criticisms/advice from others truly sets you apart from the others and I believe that this trait can only help you become even more successful. A lot of your followers are smart, creative, discerning (and, yes, sometimes brutally honest), and most of all, they want every space you touch to be as beautiful, functional, and unique as possible.

      Suzy ManvilleSuzy Manville5 months ago
  • Looks great! This was really helpful, I'm about to put my small closet together and needed to get some ideas. I'll probably head to my neighborhood Habitat Restore to look for a dresser (in fact, I live in a Habitat for Humanity house and have worked over there.) I really enjoy your down to earth communication, some people are so annoying that I can't watch home styling/diy videos that I'd otherwise be interested in! I'm definitely going to keep up with your channel! 👍

    PinkoCommie SoccerMommiePinkoCommie SoccerMommie7 days ago
  • I love the desk.

    evioloncelloevioloncelloMonth ago
  • I like how you always say “don’t go for the Pinterest vibe go for what works for you” but everything you do is a vibe! ❤️

    Karen Torres RosasKaren Torres RosasMonth ago
  • I love the fact you talk to yourself.... because of course, like I tell people, I’m just getting the best advise, when they see and hear me talking to myself with my hands animated and my voice going into different pitches hehehe! I’m not alone!

    LayahLayahMonth ago
  • It's the many pairs of black nike tennis shoes for me XD

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    katty morlakatty morlaMonth ago
  • new viewer, is this your home or do you rent it?

    Raye NicoletteRaye NicoletteMonth ago
  • The good thing that you're tall so u can reach the high place

    Gery ChanGery Chan2 months ago
    • True true.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz2 months ago
  • Hey guys Jesus loves you and your here for a reason. Repent by turning to Him and just accepting Him as your Lord and savior for He is very real and wants you to know Him. Just take that leap of faith by letting Him into your life.💖 this world does not love you but God does people die but God is eternal Jesus is the same today ,yesterday and forever more. ❤️ People may have disappointed you but that was people not Jesus‼️

    RAJEEKARAJEEKA2 months ago
  • I LOVE when you gave your pupp the balloon!!! omg my heart melted!

    Daily RaynDaily Rayn2 months ago
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      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz2 months ago
  • Be aware that if you don't keep the salt lamp on 24/7 it'll start leaking water everywhere

    Orion CorneliusOrion Cornelius3 months ago
  • The section with the dog 🥰🥰🥰🥰

    LuxurCr3 TvLuxurCr3 Tv3 months ago
  • One important note about those flexible under-bed shoe storage things - they're really only useable if they're completely full. They're a major PItA to manhandle around without the structure of shoes completely filling it. Like, they'll fold and bend and shoes will slip under the dividers and it'll just be a big mess.

    Amanda StephanAmanda Stephan4 months ago
    • Yes! Thank you for this xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • Stumbled across your other small closer video bc I'm in need of some ideas but then I found this and I'm sure as other viewers have stated, I think it's very rare to see yters acknowledge things that worked for them/ didn't and then took advice from their own viewers. And showed us the process of it. I really liked your personality and how hard working you seem so you just gained a subscriber 🥰🥰

    yvonne chavezyvonne chavez4 months ago
    • Thanks for the love xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • where is your rug from?

    Kelly TorresKelly Torres4 months ago
    • Big one is the Hirra Rug from Article (originally showcased in my first office makeover) and the smaller furry one is from Home Goods

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • i freaking LOVE LOVE your interactions with your dog. its beautiful. Thank you for all these amazing videos!!

    Annie G.Annie G.4 months ago
    • Thank you so much!!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • hey love the vid! You said you would link the channels you mentioned @2:50 down in the description, but it isn't listed. Can you please point me in the right direction?

    Maddie BilboMaddie Bilbo4 months ago
  • Ugh can you please do my room for me? 🥺👉🏾👈🏾 You’re legit so talented!

    BigBankBeccaBigBankBecca4 months ago
  • I love her your doggy

    Chelle KirkChelle Kirk4 months ago
    • Me too xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • I just....I cannot even....handle the cuteness of your dog. I've seen him in several of your videos now but this by far is the cutest one I've seen with him in it. The look he gave when he saw his bed was gone was kinda like "bitch give me back my bed" (I'm not calling you a bitch I was just saying that's what his look looked like) His little trick was also adorable. Love seeing this guy in your videos

    arizona girl81arizona girl814 months ago
    • Her* she's the best xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • The thin velcro type hangers would take so much less space when you hand your clothes. Container store or Home Goods or even Dollar Tree has them. Great Job, small spaces living large! Enjoyed your video. Thank you.

    Janice KrechJanice Krech4 months ago
    • FYI, your hangers are very attractive.

      Janice KrechJanice Krech4 months ago
    • Thank you for writing back. It is wonderful to have interactive experiences after viewing a video. I am a senior and recently my husband died. We have been together for 45 years. It does not feel so isolated because of your interaction. Thank you.

      Janice KrechJanice Krech4 months ago
    • Love my hangers as is but thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz4 months ago
  • Wow you are so talented 🤩🤩

    Gracie DicusGracie Dicus5 months ago
  • I love ur smile and i wanted u to to smile like that always

    Aman DixitAman Dixit5 months ago
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    Aman DixitAman Dixit5 months ago
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    GaMeS TimeGaMeS Time5 months ago
  • Hey I was wondering if you could give my little sister a room makeover she really wants an aesthetic bedroom and a lot of plants and pretty much new everything and we are willing to pay however much you want

    Naynaa MarieeNaynaa Mariee5 months ago
  • One of the bonuses of moving into a smaller space is that you realise the things you use all the time....and what you have just cos :) I find that whe I've done a big "cull" that I feel lighter, like all the "stuff" is no longer weighing me down :) I still LOVE your bedroom make over, I also like (although would never have thought of it) not having the doors on the closet

    dtulip1dtulip15 months ago
  • Ok it's 5am; I've been awake since 3; I have no idea what I'm going to wear; and I have to take the bus to work today and I am somehow leaving this video feeling fully tranquil. I love the vibes, love your attitude and the way your mind works. I love the little tips that dont specifically apply to what you're doing but rather highlight the need for viewers to think about their space and plan for functionality over vanity.

    Serena KingSerena King5 months ago
  • oh my gooooooood, cali running away with her balloon is so precious!!

    brndnbrndn5 months ago
  • Is it just a tension rod holding the curtains up? I am closing on a house, and all the rooms have small closets and I really like the curtain inside the closest idea! I tried the curtain outside before, but it looked like a window though lol.

    Tascha BTascha B5 months ago
  • I look at your closet and then look at my much larger walk-in closet. If my closet could talk, it would say, "Step, you know good and well you can do better! I''m so through with you!" 😂

    Step50Step505 months ago
  • Very nice work! I've used those under bed storage pieces and they fell apart on me. Would you have any other ideas for shoe storage? 😊 ❤️Maddy

    MaddyMaddy5 months ago
    • Nope since I haven't used any other before!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • You are just being stronger! Love how you are working around your space. You forgot the pencil on your ear, but still got your magical wand in your hand. You Rick it as always. You are so giving, but don’t forget to do it for yourself. Hugs

    A LanaA Lana5 months ago
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      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • While planning my master bathroom reno/ makeover I stumbled upon your channel- I LOVE IT! I've done a ton of projects and wish I had the patience to vlog. Watching you reminds me of how much I love to tackle new projects or re-do old ones, you just gave me the motivation to get back into it! I love your style! One tip you might find helpful- velvet hangers. I switched out all my hangers and it makes a HUGE difference on space and weight, plus your clothes won't slip off! This new chapter in your life will bring you growth, success and abundance. Keep up the hard work! ps.... that maniiiiiii!

    Jenica LynJenica Lyn5 months ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • I appreciate this makeover revisit video and I love seeing how easy it is to redo a space based on your real life needs. Thank you so much for your honesty.

    Diane RemerDiane Remer5 months ago
    • Thank you Diane!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • You ma’am are the bomb I love your face I feel like we’re kindred spirits your light and airy but I’m dark and mood I feel like your aesthetic matches mine just on a different color palette I’m so proud of you and all you are accomplishing

    Cory PointerCory Pointer5 months ago
    • Wow thank you xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz5 months ago
  • Because of you, I am making over my similar closet with the dowels and shelves. Over labor day with all of the sales I bought a 10-piece set of power tools that I don't know how to use....not yet anyway, yay! Thanks for being so inspirational. Its a good place to put energy when you are going through tough times...don't waste that good energy on the past :) Keep moving forward.

    Alina90277Alina902775 months ago
  • Love the white hangers. It’s so hard to downsize for me, how did you do it?

    Natalie Diaz-RuizNatalie Diaz-Ruiz5 months ago
  • My local habitat would not charge $9 for that. It’d be like $75...

    Rebecca ElliottRebecca Elliott5 months ago
  • The dressing room is really well organized🤭I really like the case for storing shoes👍🏻

    유쾌한 아줌마 delightful day유쾌한 아줌마 delightful day5 months ago
  • Have you thought about using thin hangers? You'd be able to fit a lot more clothes on each rod!

    Ashley MarieAshley Marie5 months ago
  • Came here for the DIY, and once again binging for the narrative. Rachel Metz over here making gals feel like life is what we decide it is.

    Eden CarterEden Carter5 months ago
  • Ok but like your notes on making a space for YOURSELF being the most important, rather than based on a USworldsr or Pinterest board, is 100% IT. I get so inspired by others but often it’s not my style or use. And ‘too lived in’ is also it. Man, you’re on the money.

    ihana tanjaihana tanja5 months ago
  • Live and learn. Thanx for sharing the update of the closet. Sara Nena DIY

    Sara NenaSara Nena5 months ago
  • Girl after my own hart, diy in a dressing robe. ❤️ love it.....

    Shikira LasloShikira Laslo5 months ago
  • Umm USworlds ur tripping i just got the notification an hr ago and this was posted 3 days ago 💀😭

    Daniela RodriguezDaniela Rodriguez5 months ago
  • This is SO much work for such a short video. You really need to put your videos like this into different parts so you can make more money from them. The amount of work you put in to remodeling not even a walk-in closet is so ridiculous. I’d never waste my time doing any of this.

    Kelsey MKelsey M5 months ago
  • I thought I was the only one dealing with this. I started ordering furniture for my new place and almost ordered SEVERAL pieces that would have been much too large. It was a message for me to slow down and work purposefully and according to my needs. Also feeling your peace and joy radiate through is such a great feeling. Wishing you continued peace, beautiful

    Tracey JenkinsTracey Jenkins5 months ago
  • Best room makeover advice 👍. And, Cali is crazy adorable! Especially, with her balloon!!!! What kind of dog has their own balloon!!!?!?!?! So cuuuuuuute!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 (tears of happiness lol 😅).

    Lorie FernandezLorie Fernandez5 months ago
  • 👶🏽DID YOU SEE MY LASTTT VIDEO?? I told my boyfriend I’m Pregnant to see how he would react *super cute reaction* 🤣Go check it out on my channel- Hilariously Funny!! SUBSCRIBE if you’d like! 🤍🎉

    Thoughts of LASIAA LAYYThoughts of LASIAA LAYY5 months ago
  • I just found you, I think we are both crazy. But we are the same kind of crazy and that is what life is about. I love to optimise my space since I have a lot of materials for my crafts. 8 weeks til the crafters christmas fair starts. The sun is finally shining I need to clean up my garden paths so I can finish my basement. Love from a professionel procrastinater.

    Nini RossauNini Rossau5 months ago
  • As a Chinese person seeing shoe storage in the house is cool but I can’t do that if you know what’s I mean. (If you don’t well than scroll down to understand what I mean) So fun fact, wearing shoes inside the house as a Chinese person is not clean according to Chinese facts!

    Hunter ChanHunter Chan5 months ago
  • I live to see your dog around with the balloon. Needs a video just about that! or maybe you do have it already

    flik tonyflik tony5 months ago

    universe amoruniverse amor5 months ago
  • Honestly at first i wasn‘t to sure about the dresser and its beat up look.. but than at the end especially with the new hardwear and the decroration on top i really loved it! 😍 I think that shows how nice and important it can be to get inspiration/ideas from other people sometimes!

    marie andersmarie anders5 months ago
  • It looks great girl!! This video has given me the inspiration to reorganize and restyle my closet because it's currently overwhelming. Lol. 😜

    Isabel T.Isabel T.5 months ago
  • I absolutely loved how this evolved! Totally dig the dresser and glad you didnt change it as it really adds to the feel of the closet and room. 🙂

    Marles The MeeperMarles The Meeper5 months ago
  • Think you should have painted the dresser. It looks like a "that will work" furniture. You deserve much more. Just some paint inside and outside. But love the rest.

    Heidi BayHeidi Bay5 months ago
  • I would just do all drawers to the bottom, and 2 story rots top, because I find hard to use high shelfs.

    Gozde YavuzGozde Yavuz5 months ago
  • Where did you get lights for the closet? What kind of lights are they? I'm looking for closet and floating shelf lights for my Son's room. Subtle lighting for a child

    Charlynn RobinsonCharlynn Robinson5 months ago
  • Don't know about 1st make over bit love adore this making over my room this weekend and dreading the closet. Was actually avoiding it and going to put it off few days weeks lol. After this got more ideas and excited to do it also this weekend. ❤THABK YOU SOO... MUCH GOD BLESS ❤

    Abby BlazzerAbby Blazzer5 months ago
  • Stumbled across this video. Love it and your attitude! Hard subscribe. ALSO, I love your blue jeans with the rips at the end of the video, where are they from I gotta know

    Co _Co _5 months ago
  • Ooohhhhh, that baby with her balloon!!! She is too cute! Great makeover ❤

    Melissa FossMelissa Foss5 months ago
  • The closet in my home is always a sore spot for me. I needed this video. Thank you so much 💜

    Nicole McLeodNicole McLeod5 months ago
  • You’re amazin @Living to DYI with Rachel Metz!

    D RamirezD Ramirez5 months ago
  • I really appreciate this video and how you’re showing us that even someone as amazing as you can make some mistakes but it’s totally okay!!!

    Angel FrossAngel Fross5 months ago
  • awesome job! love the LED light idea, genius!

    Calvin 11Calvin 115 months ago
  • Yesss! Loving it!

    Purpose BuiltPurpose Built5 months ago
  • Always happy to see you posting new videos! Just finished watching and went up to my own closet. I hang up almost everything and one thing i really have to do is get one style of hangers

    laloelalaloela5 months ago
  • I love how you own up to things that just do not work for you or your clients. You come up with a plan and you fix it! I also adore how you ALWAYS tell us to think about OUR needs and to DIY the space with OUR needs in mind. Thank you for always being genuine. You are very appreciated.

    Tasha FlorentzTasha Florentz5 months ago
  • As always another project that turned out great! I really love the dresser and decorations set up. It gives it a really soothing vibe to the closet and it definitely help you continuously keep your space organized. 😊

    Monica CortesMonica Cortes5 months ago
  • I binge watch your makeover vids and it just made my quarantine less boring...

    Samantha P.Samantha P.5 months ago
  • Love this !!!!!! I can totally relate bc this is very similar to my room

    Veronika LopezVeronika Lopez5 months ago
  • I love that you're showing updates to your DIYs! It really shows the versatility of your work! Question: were you and holly always planning to update her house? Or did that come about once you moved in? In any case, you're really rocking it girl! I wish my breakup made me as productive as yours lol. You're very inspiring and I wish you the best!

    Vicky MVicky M5 months ago
  • i love how she was showing her shoes & all of them are black & white. i can relate to that 100%

    tay vansanttay vansant5 months ago
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      Doesn't Matter!Doesn't Matter!4 months ago
  • the way cali just takes the balloon and walks away like that’s all she wanted🥺

    kookies& kreamkookies& kream5 months ago
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      Doesn't Matter!Doesn't Matter!4 months ago
  • So Much Love to You & Cali 💜💜💜💜 Love how you do what you do when you do it😘🤗

    Rachel LittlejohnRachel Littlejohn5 months ago
  • Completely inspiring me to rethink my closet storage which totally doesn’t work. Getting out a notebook to figure out what I need out of my closet and what needs to get out of there.

    CSchlessCSchless5 months ago
  • I love watching you grow in your DIY you help given me tip in doing what work for me in my space and what I like I can’t wait to see more.

    Marilee MunizMarilee Muniz5 months ago
  • LOVE how you left that dresser “rough”! LOVE that you subtly mention Reese’s cookie dough. This closet, this bedroom are absolutely amazing, all because of YOU. ❤️🌼🤗 You’re so brilliant!

    Denise SDenise S5 months ago
  • Love the rug! Where is it from

    Yulia CherevachYulia Cherevach5 months ago
  • Nice! I love it!

    Naturally GiftedNaturally Gifted5 months ago
  • It’s amazing to me how much BIGGER your closet looks now!

    Amber GarzaAmber Garza5 months ago
  • The super low profile storage for under the bed is really helpful. I've got a friend that could use this, I'll be sharing the link.

    Nausi WindstriderNausi Windstrider5 months ago
  • Yea he literally just came for the balloon 😂😂

    Tamaj WrightTamaj Wright5 months ago
  • I am OBSESSED with your furry slippers! They are so cute!!!

    Jovi DiazJovi Diaz5 months ago
  • Unrelated to this video... BUT in one of your future videos you should talk about/give info about your plants and what type of plants look good in a space, etc. 🌱 Also, love how you’re taking tips from your followers- very humble. 😌

    Keiana RagabiKeiana Ragabi5 months ago
  • Lol I wonder if you keep balloons on deck at all times 😂

    amanda rodriguezamanda rodriguez5 months ago
  • I really like the mood lighting on top of the dresser, I often leave my closet doors open in my new apartment and it's just this black void. I'm actually trying to figure out how to best use my new closet because I have a lot of hanging items but I need a dresser and I'm low on floor space around the apartment so I was thinking maybe in the closet would work. I don't have any feedback I just like what you did here, I love that you're so open to people's thoughts though and don't get defensive.

    Riley-Reads-BooksRiley-Reads-Books5 months ago
  • Callie and her balloon is the funniest and cutest thing I've ever seen 💕

    AmyAmy5 months ago
  • I just need to let you know what a tremendous positive impact you've made. I've been paralyzed to start any updates to my home--I'm talking tiny movements like painting and hanging things on walls--for fear that I will screw up and/or hate the result and then be stuck with it. You are constantly showing that the process is fluid -- you can screw up and fix mistakes, you can redo/update previous changes, you can be confused, you can learn as you go, you can work in your robe(personal fave), you can question yourself, and most of all you can do it all by yourself. Thanks for removing any pretense and being vulnerable and confident enough to show us real life. It has been invaluable.

    KatKat5 months ago
  • Finger spacing! I used to do this as an employee at FP, I should adopt this into my closet too.

    ALEXA MALEXA M5 months ago
  • It's so funny, I do renovation work in my robe, too. Mine is pink! Sometimes you just wake up and get straight to work: "I don't have time to get dressed, I've got work to do!"

    B GouletB Goulet5 months ago
  • I love watching you cook your 'hello fresh' meals 😊

    kevi linyukevi linyu5 months ago
  • Cali is like where th f is my bed😂😂😘 and Rachel u r so inspiring and empowering ❤❤😘😘

    Neha ChavhanNeha Chavhan5 months ago
  • I love how her baby grabs the balloon and just goes about her day 🥰🥰🐶🐶😍😂

    Michelle SuttonMichelle Sutton5 months ago
  • Love the dresser

    marva moseleymarva moseley5 months ago
  • You're the only person I can watch makeover the same closet twice and still be entertained.

    Tanner DunstonTanner Dunston5 months ago
  • If it's a bin you don't reach for a whole lot , like the one in your closet , have you considered a cute label for if? The container is still kinda hard to see through .

    Cinder CatCinder Cat5 months ago