30 November 2010

The trouble with closets.

One of the things I missed most about our old house was the storage.  We custom-designed each closet, and everything had it's place. 

A few weeks ago, my cute husband decided to add shelving in the playroom closet (we set aside the fourth bedroom for toys for now, yippee!)  We learned how to create custom shelving when we built our first home, which has been the blessing that keeps on blessing us.   We discussed what we wanted to keep in the closet, and designed the look together.  He did all the cutting and installing...I spackled, sanded, and painted everything. 

The closet started with your typical builder grade shelf and a rod.


First we added a second upper shelf and also a lower shelf.


My little guy loved being able to help Daddy.


A divider and additional shelves were added.


And now all of this stuff:


Looks like this.  Ahhh, much better.

Now onto the next project.

Linked to Blue Cricket Design, and Someday Crafts.

16 happy thoughts:

Stacey said...

Looks great. I wish I had that kind of storage space. I can't wait to live in my own home so I can customize the space to fit our needs.

Louisa said...

Nice! I like that you still have room to hang things if needed.

Amy C said...

WOW!! Great Job. I love how it all fits perfectly in there.

Ashleigh said...

Closet Conversions are on my top 10 list of things that make me happy! LOVE IT!

Stephanie said...

What a great use of the closet, it looks like it isn't too hard to do either! Much better way to utilize the closet, I love it.

Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I need to learn how to do that! It looks so great and makes better use out of the space.

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice. Looks so much better than those wire shelving systems.

Molly @ Me and Madeline said...

I so need to do this in my craft closet! Wonderful!

Lisa said...

Looks great! It's actually amazing how much stuff you can get to fit in a closet once it's organized and you have space for everything!

Melissa said...

Great job on the closet. Now I would like you all to come and do mine for me. :)

I love the photo of your little man helping out. He looks like he is thinking hard.

Erin said...

being organized feels so good! that closet is awesome!

Sarah said...

great closet! I love your boards for the children's drawings - did you make them?

Chris said...

Sarah, yes, I did make the boards. The "boy" one was made when when I was expecting my first child. The "girl" one about 5 years ago. I love them!

Tasha said...

Oh, I love closet storage. This is seriously awesome! Yeah for another project done.

Megan said...

Nice! I'm a huge fan of the Rubbermaid tubs and I love an organized closet! This looks great.

Tiffany said...

oh how we readers luv to see pictures of messiness and clutter, reminds us of home :) i wish my husband was handy...closet looks great.

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