Eric previously posted about our half bath transformation into a smaller half bath which allowed for making a new closet accessible from our living room and so he's baaaaack with a post about the closet!
Hi everyone, back with an addendum post to our bathroom/closet redo. This is part two where I explain how we built shelves in the new closet. Emily's Dad helped us out with these. He likes to joke that we would be rich men if we worked by the hour. While it's true that we worked at a snail's pace, I think it worked to our advantage and ensured we created some quality shelves.
Now Emily and I envisioned these shelves being a step up from your typical wire frame closet shelves that most home builders use. We wanted some nice wooden shelves that had clean lines. Emily's Dad had the good idea of building "bracket less" shelves. This is the type of shelves they have in their kitchen pantry. It has two benefits. First, you don't see some ugly brackets sticking out from the bottom of the shelves. Second more practical use is that it allows you to utilize the full space between shelves.
As you can see, we used some simple pine wood to build out the framing of the shelves. We build the frames such that we could simply lay down the shelves on top of the framing with minimal fuss. I bought some prefabricated shelves so they would look polished and clean. They were of course not the right size for the closet, but it was just a simple matter of using the miter saw to chop them down to the right length.
The closet was big enough for four shelves, but as you can see we chose to only put in 3. This gives us a very large space up top if we want to any tall items in this new closet.
|yes we like games|
The light from the bathroom redo came in handy here and really lights up the closet to make it easy to find things.
Thanks to hubby for sharing the closet building process. Hope this helps with your closet redo endeavors!
Linking up at these fun parties
(M) Motivate Me Monday, Making the World Cuter Mondays, Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I Whipped Up, The DIY Showoff, Mad Skills, (T) Today's Creative Blog, All Thingz Related, Tip Me Tuesday, Ladybug Blessings, Try it Tuesday, A Little Birdie Told Me (W) Whatever Goes Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, We Did It Wednesday, Wassup Wednesday (Th) Hooking up w/HoH, Somewhat Simple (F) Remodelaholics Anonymous, Frugalicious Friday, FrouFrouDecor, Fingerprints on the Fridge, FFA Friday, Weekend Wander, (S) Weekend Wrap Up Party, Lamb Around (Su) Sunday Showcase Party, Sundae Scoop, It's So Very Cheri