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How a Girl Built Her Closet

Today I'm sharing how I totally rebuilt the interior of my closet to maximize storage, without breaking the bank!
The first step was to gut my existing closet and draw up a plan. I used graph paper and measured every square inch. I made it to scale by using one block for each foot. Then I drew up my plan.
I started on the back wall with the shoe shelving. From the outside, I used a nail gun to attach the shelves.
Then I moved to the left side...The starting point for this side was hanging the shelf support along the back, attaching it directly to the studs
I continued with the side pieces. I carried the side support pieces all the way to the shoe shelves so that I could screw it directly into the studs also. Then I added the shelf and hanging bar.
The basket shelves were next. You can see how they were built in the photo, with the left side supported by small shelf supports and the right side attached to a divider piece with a nail gun, from the outside.
The baskets hold all my undergarments, so I can get dressed completely right from my closet! So convenient since it's attached to the master bathroom.
I added shelving support and a hanging bar just as I did for the area below it.
The right side was started the same way, with the shelving support for the lower shelf. Then the middle shelf was added and so on.
This is not a huge closet, but a little planning goes a long way to make the most of this space! You'll find more details at the link below!

To see more: http://www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com/how-a-girl-built-her-closet/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Linda T
    Linda T Lilburn, GA
    on Jan 11, 2014

    YOU are absolutely amazing... and so is your closet.:)

  • Melissa O'Connell
    Melissa O'Connell Conroe, TX
    on Jan 12, 2014

    This is incredible!!! Very inspiring and thank you for all of the clear step-by-step instructions. You make this seem VERY doable! I'm not sure when, but at least I am sure how, to get it done :) Awesome job!!!

  • Denise
    Denise Granville, TN
    on Jan 12, 2014

    WOW! Great Job! I love your closet, but just a question, don't you have any dresses?

  • Gloria Duy
    Gloria Duy Pontiac, IL
    on Jan 12, 2014

    Beautiful. Very well laid out. What is that pipe in the corner? Couldn't that have been boxed in and dry walled?

    • Confessions of a Serial DIYer
      Confessions of a Serial DIYer Virginia Beach, VA
      on Jan 14, 2014

      Thanks, @Gloria Duy! It's for our heating system and it's funny you say that because it was boxed in at one time. It took up so much space, so we decided to leave just the pipe. I probably could paint it to make it blend it better :)

  • Neocrowe
    Neocrowe Flint, MI
    on Jan 12, 2014


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