In this day and age, the one bar / one shelf closet system ought to be banned.
But, this is what we got when we purchased the house 10 years ago, and it was time to finally gut this thing, to get the most out of it.
Truth be told, my kiddo doesn’t have a dresser in his room. Never has. We’ve always ramped up the closets instead, giving more room for the room.
I think small bedrooms ought to be banned too.
Thanks for the therapy session.
I did the same closet revamp to my own bedroom HERE. It took me years to purchase a ‘cheap closet kit’ because I was waiting for something super cool to be inspired with.
But things behind closed doors just need cheap kits. Really.
So off we went to Walmart to pick one up, and do this project once and for all.
What you’ll need: (contains Amazon affiliate links)
interior paint of choice
putty knife for drywall filler
non slip plastic hangers (these are like mine… LOVE them!)
Building the system – find kit HERE
Lay everything on the floor in little piles.
Using the cordless drill, attach the shelving by following the directions. They are well done.
Tip: a carpet underfoot is kind to the knees.
Insert white plugs over top of the screws.
Set aside until closet is fully prepped.
For a complete picture by picture tutorial, you can see my original tutorial post of my own closet HERE.
The kits are completely brainless to put together. All the boards come predrilled, with all the right screws and wall anchors.
Lay all your stuff out in piles, then crack open the instructions, and just do it.
Caution: Active cat surveyor at work
Remove all old closet apparatus.
Crack fill drywall.
So… first the closet had to be gutted.
Then, the painting began. It was already white, but full of scratches, and I wanted to get rid of the old closet system holes.
I also ran into some headaches. I had never seen metal wall anchors like these before, and nearly let them be just painted white.
But… the stubbornness in me looked online to see if anyone else was as puzzled as I was. Turns out, I did find a YouTube on how to remove metal wall anchors HERE. It worked!
Sorry, no pics as the room was too dark.
Bright closet spaces ought to be the law too.
Anyway, once I learned how to do it, my son was shown how too.
The blind leading the blind…
Side note: when my mom use to visit me, she’d comment, “Oh, it must be spring cleaning time for you!” You see, if I had a roller in my hand, I painted over the cobwebs and dirt.
I may have invented painted texture… I’ll keep you posted. If I move to Maui, you’ll know I officially own the patent.
So, the shelves slid against the one side, then they were screwed into place with brackets and wall anchors included.
If the closet had been larger, I would have chosen shelving that was a bit wider. But cubes were better than nothing.
Installing the closet system
Place shelves where you’d like them to go.
Use brackets and wall anchors to attach to the wall.
For any brackets that go into the white shelving, I recommend pre-drilling the screw holes to reduce splintering of the shelving.
Install the bar holders on the shelf first. Then measure for placement, and transfer measurements to the opposite wall.
Just follow the directions the shelves come with … they are VERY good! Right down to how to install the wall anchors.
Sweet! Just like I imagined it would be…
10 YEARS AGO.
Seriously… for around $70, and a little time, don’t wait 10 years like I did.
I’m going to do this in my downstairs entry too!
I like to sit on the little blue couch and stare at this pretty little closet.
Probably because it has no door… still thinking about that one.
* Similar BASKETS HERE
* THIS is what Ikea sells today.
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HERE are the baskets on Ikea’s site.
Route 66 cabinet post is HERE
Do you have a closet need redoing? Think this little kit would work for you?
p.s. This is not a sponsored post. I bought the kit myself, and kinda love them.
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