Empty an Entire Closet by Using Wall Space

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Always running out of storage space in your home? Closets packed to the brim? Start thinking about what you can do with your wall space. Ash and Eileen transformed a corner of space with DIY cubby storage shelves, mounted pegboard, and basic shelving for storage bins. The end result? Eileen emptied an entire closet by utilizing this wall space.

No more digging through messy drawers because all of her craft and desk supplies are organized on the pegboard. The cubby shelves are great storage for cardstock, fabric, bins of crafts supplies, and more. The basic shelves are the perfect size to fit four standard fabric storage bins – making for a total of 8 bins.

They share step-by-step instructions for mounting and installing pegboard, as well as full tutorials for building cubby storage and shelves – and free building plans. Ash details how he built each of the three items – including a few tricks he had up his sleeve for making the perfect cubby shelf.

For under $250 and one weekend of time, you could gain an entire closet too. Now we’re looking for more wall space to turn into storage.
Before picture - We emptied an entire closet of drawer organizers with our new storage.
After - Installed pegboard, basic shelves (that fit 8 standard storage bins), and cubby shelving
We built this cubby storage shelving using routed dados.
We painted it and mounted it to the wall.
We installed pegboard, mounting it the wall and creating a corner of space with the pegboard.
We added basic shelving that would fit four storage bins on each shelf.
An entire closet emptied!

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3 of 4 questions
  • Paula
    on Jul 25, 2017

    the purpose was to empty the closet, what did you do with the closet? curious.
    • Dowo
      on Sep 28, 2017

      They did empty a closet. And it is still empty, waiting to be used for another purpose. If you want to know how to empty a closet, just set everything out in the hallway. Ta-da! empty closet!
  • Louise
    on Jul 25, 2017

    Nice...but what's a routed dado and did you make it or buy it?
  • Kim
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Where are the "8 standard storage bins" you mentioned several times?
    • Kim
      on Aug 13, 2017

      There is room for two more on the top shelf!

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  • Eileen
    on Jul 29, 2017

    Thanks DeeAnn!:)
  • Ple6400693
    on Aug 8, 2017

    I love this! I love this idea for organizing my cake supplies :) it looks so clean, and i love how you painted the pegboard :) thanks for the inspiration
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