Mar 22, 2015

New(er) Closet

If you've seen our walk-in closet, which more than likely you haven't, you would know that it was in desperate need of a change.  It's 8x6 of blah.  We have plenty of clothes.  In fact, at one point I was putting my spring and summer clothes in the boys' closet and then switched them to the spare bedroom closet at a later time.  I was tired of having clothes in every part of the house that didn't belong.  So, we got the idea one day that we were going to find a way to combine summer/spring and winter/fall clothes all in one closet, including a place for our shoes...or, maybe I should say my shoes.  As we were in the process of putting up shelves, I kept noticing the scuff marks on the walls from the shoes that were almost always on the floor, thanks to our adventurous toddler, who thought it would be fun to break our shoe holders by standing and sitting on them.   I told my husband that it was time to paint.  We both cringed, because long ago, after another painting project we did, I looked at him and said, "I am never painting again."  And here we were getting ready for another round.  We were beyond exhausted.  Never say never, right?  We didn't do anything elaborate.  All we did is add another row of shelving and added corner shelving for a smoother flow.  The other ones just butted up against each other (in an L shape).  Aaron just had a small section at the bottom on his side that he hardly ever used, and the clothes on top just hung over it.  Now we have one up high, with corner shelving, one down low, with corner shelving, and the shoe rack on the other side.  Now we have enough space in-between the two rows of clothes for folded clothes, sheets, etc.  SO much better!  It's still not finished.  I have to purchase two more shelves for the shoe rack and we need to move our old TV out that we have stored.  It's been nice.  This is what we have done so far...

Liam helping.  Not sure what he was doing here.  We were taking down the old shelving, which was positioned about mid way on the wall.

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Measuring for the top shelves.

Please excuse the not-so-great pictures.

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