This is my husband’s new closet. The closet in our master is not a walk in (yet) and although it is big…it’s just barely big enough for all of my things, so we had to find him a space that would fit all of his things. This closet just happens to be in my newly finished craft room! The craft room is right off the master bedroom, so it works well as a place to keep his clothing. I am fine with it being in my craft room just as long as I don’t have mens sweaters sticking out of the cracks and messing up my clean and pretty space, so it definitely needed a DIY closet organizer built in! It is a smaller closet and it needs to house quite a bit.
My husband whipped this up without any plans or kits and I LOVE it! I can’t wait for him to get started on mine (wink)! I don’t have a before picture but it was just your normal run of the mill closet with the shelf and the one bar. Now it’s this pretty and functional space. 🙂
DIY Closet Organizer
We took the shelf and bar down first and then painted it all bright white to match my craft room (it was a pale yellow/tan color that matches the rest of my house).
We used the white boards from Home Depot and had them cut to size there. He made the shoe organizer first. He put it together using wood glue and the Ryobi Nail Gun (love this tool, we got more than our money’s worth just using it in this room!). Then he used caulk on each of the shelves in the seams to give it a more professional finish, it looks fantastic people!
He used those little corner braces to screw it into the floor and against the wall to give it sturdiness and support.
He raised the shelf up about 6 or 7 inches so that there would be room to hang two bars and not have his clothes wrinkle up on the floor. He put together the other shelves in much the same manner as the shoe organizer, but as you can see he cut enough out of the side supports to lay flush against the top shelf support. Perfectionist, and beautiful. He also nailed pieces of wood against the back of each shelf to give it extra support. Again he went in with caulk along all of the edges and seams. I can’t believe what a huge difference this made in making it look more high end custom.
Then it was time to hang the bars. He used the nail gun again to put the trim around the shelves and on the opposite walls. Then he hung the rod supports and put the bars in place. He filled in any holes with wood putty and painted over them. I love how much he put into this closet to make it look pretty…someday we will have a walk in closet and I will get to use this for whatever I want, and I won’t have to do anything to make it look nice, because it already does.
You may be wondering why he didn’t do anything on the right side, he has that space reserved for a gun safe that he is saving for. He measured it out so that he would have plenty of space for it. On the shelf above he can put some of his hunting clothes and what not. I am excited for that, since his current gun cabinet is not attractive and usually ends up in our shared closet! 🙂
Here it is, all full of his clothes, and when the doors are shut, I don’t even think about the boy stuff in my pretty girly room.
If you have any questions about the build, or if you need more details let me know, my husband can email you back with any details you might need!
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