Linen Closet Build

Sandy O'Konek
by Sandy O'Konek
11 Materials
3 Weeks
We remodeled the bedroom/bath 4 rooms ensuite last in the whole house remodel. I needed additional closet/storage place so I opted to take 17 in of space and put in a multi shelf closet on one end of the master bedroom.
So this was what the wall looked like the first walk through visit of the home when I decided I had to have it. It had good bones after all and visions of finished rooms were dancing in my head....
Minus carpet, found the room had been added on, and they used pressed board from the end of the hardwood to the rest of the bathroom when building on the closet, and extra bathroom. We removed all the popcorn ceiling, and the wall paper as well.
Painted the wall and ceiling where the corner closet would go, measured out the depth and started framing. Just 8 foot 2 x 4s. So to move the electric or not. Tear out the wall or not.....there was a huge footer under the house right about where the end wall was, which complicated things. Could not go from below easily, as it would have come up anywhere but where I wanted it. So, I opted to put the electric through the end of closet.
Continued framing it and determined the depth between the shelves to do the end wall. Took down the crown molding from the back of the closet and side, and the baseboard
More framing. It was about here where I came up with the idea to create a multi-shelf unit in the end where my makeup/dressing table would sit.
Time to paint it all white and measure and cut shelving boards and nail into place on the structure. Found the front of the shelves in the middle would not be supported enough, which gave me pause and I had to come up with a plan.
So I started working on the multi-shelf unit in the end for perfumes and make up. I built little 3 sided boxes and inserted a longer board in between them.
Work continued on the boxes, then I tried covering the back with stained plywood to see how that would look.
Stained the boxes and started choosing and staining the trim for the outside of the shelves.
I decided to use boards around the shelves to finish the wood look on the end of the closet. I ended up using wood trim that you cut and heat up with an iron to get it to stick to the ends of the boards to give it a finished look. You trim the excess with a razor.
Time to put up the drywall and cover the drywall screws with mud. Drywall is not my strong suit! Here you can see the studs I put between the shelves to provide support in the middle. I covered these later so they aren't so obvious.
Started painting the dry wall and installing the trim.
the piece of trim in the middle covers the studs between the shelves nicely. I installed the crown molding taken down earlier so it matched the old molding in the rest of the room. The baseboard was reinstalled as well.
This is the end of the closet with the dressing table in place.
The next project is taking the french doors (2 of them) which I'll use as a closet double barn doors. They have 15 windows in them that I plan on painting with faux stained glass paint so that it looks like a cherry blossom tree. AT least that is what my vision is LOL!
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  • YLDesigns YLDesigns on Aug 28, 2018

    Why didn't you use a 2x8 on the front for shelf support (ceiling to floor), instead of all those little supports? I don't see where those will support your shelves without being attached to the ceiling - like you did on the frame in the back of the closet?

  • Karen Hyde Karen Hyde on Aug 31, 2018

    On the left side of the closet, before you put in the shelves, there are several short vertical boards. What are they for?

  • Marie Pellegrin Marie Pellegrin on Oct 20, 2018

    So did you use some of the aqua turquoise blue spray paint on the glass as well or is that just a reflection of the color in the glass from painting the metal , because I absoutley love this idea .

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