What's In Your Closet? My Closet Conversion!

$25.00
8 Hours
Easy

What's In Your coat closet…in the south it is certainly not coats. So what do you do? Use it for dishes, if you are a dish addict.
I measured and had MDF shelves cut at the local home improvement store and purchased ogee trim for the front of the shelves. I used lumber on hand to make the cleats of 1 X 2s. Repainted the closet with paint on hand, painted the shelves and cleats. Screwed the cleats to studs. Then I played with my dishes..well part of them.
You can read more about the project here: http://savannahgranny.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-in-your-coat-closet.html
I got so excited about putting my dishes in, I waited about painting the trim. I have since calked and painted the trim.
I got so excited about putting my dishes in, I waited about painting the trim. I have since calked and painted the trim.
This was a major part of my problem. Many dishes with no way to get to them easily.
This was a major part of my problem. Many dishes with no way to get to them easily.
I installed three additional shelves, giving me four shelves that are ready to reach into to retrieve what I need. The top shelf is the original.
I installed three additional shelves, giving me four shelves that are ready to reach into to retrieve what I need. The top shelf is the original.
Top shelf
Top shelf
Second shelf
Second shelf
Third and fourth shelf.
Third and fourth shelf.
Fourth Shelf and floor storage
Fourth Shelf and floor storage
The door shelves were here before and originally held VHS tapes. They now hold votives, candles, S & P shakers and misc.
The door shelves were here before and originally held VHS tapes. They now hold votives, candles, S & P shakers and misc.
Ginger K

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  • Linda B
    on Aug 25, 2014

    SWEEEET....

  • Carol Cross Presley
    on Dec 29, 2014

    Beautiful use of a closet! I love dishes, glass, pottery, china the list just goes forever. And no where to show them or use them. You have inspired me to find that spot. One thing I am addicted to collecting FIESTA we use it everyday. But I have lots of pieces that need to be shown off.

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