Thursday, October 8, 2009

New closet

Last week the shelf in our closet collapsed. Not fun. This is the second or third time this has happened. We lived with it for a few days until Friday when Rob and I went to Home Depot to get a new, sturdier shelf and supports. On Saturday, I cleared everything out of the closet and Rob and I discussed putting the shelf up over the existing dark wood, or tearing it out. We both really, really disliked the dark wood. The people who put it up did a good job, and it's high quality wood. But, it made our closet so dark! Plus, I hate dark wood, anyway. So, we decided to go with tearing it out.

Here is the before...

We were going to do the outside wood, as well, but it really would have been a HUGE chore and we would have had to dry wall, as well. We decided that was more than we wanted to tackle in one weekend. So, we are leaving the outside wood for another time.

This is after the wood was torn out and the holes patched and mudded.

The closet painted just a plain white (we had the paint left over from something else)

After the shelves are installed. I love the new second shelf. The original shelf was very narrow, so we got a wider shelf and then Rob cut down the old one to make a second shelf. Love it!

After everything is put back in the closet. I just love my new closet. Even without a light in there I can see much better now that it is white and not all dark! I still need to get some shoe racks, but we were out of money, so we'll have to wait for payday! I would also really like doors on the closet, but that will have to wait for another time.


♥jada said...

What a fun project! It looks really good.

Angie said...

That looks great! Nice work!

Marti Hawker said...

Wow, you guys did a great job! SO when ya gonna come do all the projects at my house? LOL

SarahAnne said...

Good job! I think that would be fun, too. :)

Sandy said...

This is exactly what I want to do with our closets. I want to create more room somehow. I'm so sick of everything being squished in there on one rod.