|clean slate - even the closet rod & shelf are gone|
(Check out the boxed-in chimney taking up half the closet, as well as the awful 'pea soup' paint someone used here & in the entryway. Who would ever choose this colour?!!)
Anyway, I'm always on a mission to maximize storage in such a small house, so I thought this closet would be more useful filled with shelves. When 'the Boy' moved in, this project became even more important - I felt kinda bad that he had to keep his clothes in the little armoire out in the hall for months (ok, over a year...)
|testing the fit of the new shelves...|
After a couple coats of paint, the pea soup colour is gone, and the closet transformation is complete (and yes, I regret not painting the walls until after the shelf supports were in. They made it pretty tedious!)
I love the look of a nice chunky shelf, so we added 2" faces to the front of the shelves. They cover the mdf edge, and hide the shelf supports.
The best part is that this whole closet makeover was essentially free. For the paint I used leftovers from previous projects (the taupe paint is the hallway colour, and the shelves were just leftover white semigloss), and all the mdf was left from an as-yet-unblogged studio project (stay tuned!).