Triple space with this easy closet kit!
At long last, my closet dilemmas are OVER!
With just a cheap closet kit and a couple of hours time, I have a beautiful, new closet with lots of rods, and plenty of folding cubbies!
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This was my bedroom closet for about 3 years. After painting it, I never replaced the closet innards because I didn’t have a place for these linens.
You see, the linens needed to go here, and I didn’t have anything for that yet.
I decided to finally build a linen closet…
… which left no place for my clothes. So my version of a walk through hallway closet came into effect. After hitting my head umpteen times on the clothing, I got fed up and head to Walmart.
You see, I had anticipated making something really cool and outlandish even, however at this point I didn’t desire more delays.
How to install the closet kit
So I went retail and picked up a $50 kit. I mean.. it’s a closet. It’s behind closed doors. I’ll save cool for where I can see it this round. 🙂
How to build an easy closet from a kit
Affiliate link – HERE is one similar on Amazon.
Now, what I DO love about kits is that they’re fool proof. Holes are predrilled, hardware is intact. Just add your tools and prepare to spend 1 hour of your life reading directions and building it and call it done. Works for me!
- cordless drill and bits/drills
- measuring tape
I really love tool kits that travel. This Makita drill kit has both drills and bits so everything is easily mobile and intact. But it doesn’t last forever… I’m well overdue for an upgrade as most of my bits are stripped. It’s on the list!
Assembling the shelving
I chose a closet style that had shelves in the middle of all the hanging apparatus. Deadly simple to install with your cordless drill!
This kit had two shelves stacked on top of each other. They’re held in place with a peg in hole trick which worked like a charm.
Hardware and rods
When attaching the rods to different surfaces, you need:
- Wall mount side – left – thicker drill, long screws, anchors
- Shelf mount side – right – thinner drill, short screws
The rods were adjustable white enamel, oh so pretty and smooth! The little hole is designed to clip onto the lower hinge tooth.
Installing the shelf brackets – first
- decide where to place the bracket
- pencil inside the holes for reference
- predrill wood
- screw bracket on
Installing the wall brackets – 2nd
- measure height off floor vs how far away from the wall shelf bracket is
- pencil location on wall
- predrill drywall
- mount anchors by pounding them in with a hammer/rubber mallot
- screw bracket on
Check the level of both rods and shelving before making their placement permanent.
There were also brackets to attach the shelving unit to the wall. (no pics)
Tadaaaa! Isn’t it pretty?!?
These Ikea baskets I’ve had for a bazillion years fit perfectly in the shelf. Great for socks, etc.
Affiliate link – HERE are some similar baskets on Amazon.
And then it was time to move in! YES.
With room to spare! And yeah, I even color coded my shirts. 🙂
I also made myself a deal. I could slowly upgrade my wardrobe as I could afford it AFTER my closet was put in. No more excuses!!
I can also see this system working awesome for the entry way closet. Nice shoe and mitt storage!
I love my new closet! This system suits my simplistic needs and fits perfectly for this space. Additional and wider shelving appear to also be available as per the website, however I didn’t see those options in Walmart.
This closet system was affordable at a whoppin’ $50, easy to slap together, and cost about an hour of my time. Don’t procrastinate as long as I did. Just do it!
46 thoughts on “Triple space with this easy closet kit!”
Last summer we put the Closetmaid Kits in both of our boys rooms and we love them. Now we just have to be patient and do our walk in closet. It is going to take more pieces, so we will probably need to wait another year or so. It is so worth it to go this way though. The custom closets are so similar for ridiculous amounts of money.
What an awesome transformation. Ive always wanted one of those organizers. The house Im in now had a wire system already in it (yuck). I have to say I love that you have wire hangers….so Joan Crawford of you! Fabulous reveal!
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WHAT a transformation and great tutorial!
I have a closet that looks a LOT like your before photo but filed to the brim…might need to get out my drill gun this week…and make a couple drop offs to the Goodwill! Bring on the spring cleaning!
I love these systems. They’re the perfect answer for an inexpensive solution. Your closet turned out great.
Looks great! I’m sure it feels even better having it completed, finally. 🙂
I love both your closet makeovers and am getting ready to put Gorm shelving in my pantry/storage area. One thing I do splurge on when I’m back in the US on visits is those lovely soft, grippy hangers (but only if they’re going for a steal in Marshalls), They really do keep Tshirts and shirts nice, especially when you’ve gone to the trouble of ironing them.
Looks fabulous!! I didn’t realize those kits were so easy. I was sure they were a pain!!
I will have to check them out for sure!!
Wow it looks fantastic!! Great job:)
It looks great Donna. It looks a lot more expensive than a $50 walmart kit. I have spent $100s on closet systems from Lowes that I did myself. This looks like a winner. Love the baskets.
Your closet looks spectacular!
Aren’t those kits the greatest! We have put in 13 closets in 4 houses so far… Yep you read that correctly. The larger kits are wonderful as well and can usually be found at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and sometimes even Target. In all honesty we will probably be installing sets number 14 and 15 once the addition is built in order to help keep costs to a minimum.
Well that didn’t look too hard and now you have a great organized closet. I thought it was funny though that those little wall brackets look like little faces with one little tooth in their mouths (I’m a little nutty that way).
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Enjoy your week!
OK, this is just what I needed to see! It looks great and mine looks like crap, so it’s on my to do list! Thanks for the inspiration!
great work Donna. Those kits are great. I need to put them in my daughters room as they just have those wire racks and only one shelf.
Hahaha!!! I am just loving
your walk through closet 🙂
Actually how way cool is the
finished closet!! And you definitely
can’t beat $50!!
Looks great! Have fun “updating your wardrobe.”
Very nice! Great update and looks fantastic! How about upgrading the hangers? You can get inexpensive white plastic ones at Walmart, and it will look great with your upgrade. Then you’ll have all the leftover wire ones for funky junky projects!
That is so neat! I’m now convinced anyone can do that and what a difference it makes. Thanks for sharing!
Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one that saw the brackets as a one-toothed smiling man! Nice job on the closet! I think I want to run out and do the same now! Thanks for the inspiration!
I am loving the idea for the hall closet.
I love your do it yourself ability and confidence. Great job.
‘closet innards’!!! LOL!!!
Never will I think of the inside of a closet in any other way! I LOVE that!!!
Yours is sweet and thanks for the directions and the whereabouts to get the innards! I NEEDED this one!!!!!!
The baskets are great too!! And color coordinating the clothes??? Well, let’s just say ‘you’re speaking my language’!!!