Operation Functional Closet Space

by Mike
6 Materials
6 Hours

We all have that one child who refuses to use their hangers leaving the floor covered or the closet a mess. Turn that wasted closet space into something more useful

Step 1 the before

Start by removing all items from the closet including these existing shelf and hanger rod. In my case this was as simple as removing 3 screws on each side.

Step 2 build new shelf

In this step I cut 3 pieces of 1x4 pine board to line the upper portion this will hold a new shelf as well as hooks to use instead of hangers

Step 3 painted walls

Painted walls of closet using some left over paint from another project. This is a Sherwin Williams peppercorn. Also added to supports in this step these will support the hanging desk 1/2 black pipe and fittings sizing is specific to each project.

Step 4 desk build

Using a piece a 1x18 glued pine I cut to size needed in my case this was 4ft. leaving enough to support the side. This was the secured with screws to the supports added in the previous step. The 2 smaller shelves were added for decoration purposes

Step 5 stain

After adding some LED lights to make this space a little more bright and exciting I lightly ran a palm sander over everything as most of the wood was already smooth. Using a sponge brush I stained all wood using a min wax early American stain

Step 6 storage doors

In the final step I assembled some custom cabinet doors Using some left over materials to hide the items placed on the shelves added above. followed by moving all gaming equipment and decor into the space.

Finishing touch

Quick view of every boys dream gaming area equipped with game chair and color changing lights

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  • Nie49258591 Nie49258591 on Apr 21, 2022

    That looks awesome but what happened to the clothes? How did this project get the clothes off the floor?

  • Sherry Sherry on Apr 28, 2022

    W O W! Awesome transformation!

  • Minda Daniels Minda Daniels on Jun 02, 2022

    What did you do with the clothes

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  • Marie Marie on Apr 21, 2022

    What did you do with HIS stuff…

    my son has a lot of cloths and back pack, electronics… shoes…

    someday i will throw everything by the window and do what you did… with the desk and the lights…. Cute… good job

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 28, 2022

    That is so cool. I'll bet that your son loves this. Great job.