Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Closet in...progress?

I'm finally doing something with this closet room attached to our bedroom. I've started marking where the closet rods and shelves will be with blue and green tape.  My tape is NOT level and the exact measurements aren't set, but it is a start.  Figuring out how to plan the closet was a challenge due to the window being 10 inches from the long wall.  
Since I can't mount the rod to the wall on that side, I can't use traditional closet organizers, and I don't want to pay for a freestanding system, I am going to experiment with closet rod brackets that can be mounted to the wall slightly before the window, like this shelf/rod combo from Hardware Hut...   
I will need three brackets to support a rod on that 67 inch wall.  When the clothes are hanging, they will cover half of the window, but I consider that more protection from my neighbors seeing me naked.  Which I KNOW happens on the regular.  Good thing I'm working on my fitness these days!  Yeah right.  So, on the short wall opposite the window, I'm doing the same setup with the brackets to keep things consistent. 
The green tape represents the closet rods, and the blue tape represents the shelves.  The thing I'm slightly worried about is that clothes/hangers will stand out from the wall about 22 inches, so things are going to get tight in this 4' x 5.5' room!  I plan to find some chrome shelf supports for the two 26" shelves on the short wall.  On the little blank wall to the left in this pic, I'm probably just going to put some decorative hooks like the ones in our other closet.  
Of course the first thing I need to do in here is remove the offensive boob light.  Then I can paint the ceiling and walls, and start putting up the closet hardware.  That have yet to be purchased.  
I'm leaving the base trim for last because I'm not sure if I will build in some floor shelving for things like shoes.  If I'm being honest with myself, I will agonize about it, then never get around to it.  Classic me.  I also got my DIY Chandelier project started, but I'm forcing myself to get the important things done before adding any 'fancy' to the space.  
I think tomorrow is the night for me to remove the light and paint the ceiling.  It will be a miracle if I can get that little bit done!    


  1. Does this mean the fancy dressing room is no more? Or are you so lucky that you get multiple closets?!

  2. OMG I get so excited about organizing projects! :)

  3. Definitely not getting rid of the dressing room, just trying to make use of this empty space. So, I guess we are lucky to have multiple closets!

  4. You are so fancy with your fancy chandeliers. I have two bare bulbs in my closet. (Say that five times fast.)

    Also, I feel you on the neighbors getting a show. I am terrible about getting dressed and realizing when I'm done that the window is wide open.

  5. I can't wait to redo my master bedroom closet. But that would entail removing everything, which would mean I would have to go through it all and get rid of stuff and frankly I just don't have the energy right now. ha! I'll just live vicariously through you.


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