So, you may have read my post 2 weeks ago about wanting to makeover our closet. I had to stall a bit with our trip last weekend and, honestly, I was having second thoughts about what I wanted to do. My plan was to build part of a closet storage system (you know... inspired by none other than California Closets, but not so perfect because it's a DIY). Spend $100+ on our closet??? Well, certainly cheaper than California Closets, but I wasn't confident that our closet was the place that I wanted to spend $100 in our house. Not with so many other things I could do with $100:) Feeling hesitant, I decided to take a step back and reanalyze. I was thinking, what do we already have that I could use for this closet makeover? I have some things in mind, but first things first. Continue the organization process.
Before, there was a lot of wasted space on Austin's side of the closet (and yes, I realize the top shelf still looks a mess - patience, please:). I decided to reorganize where our clothes are hanging. I moved his shirts and pants to one side and added my shirts, pants, and skirts to the other. And it fit! Who knew??
I moved any long garments (dresses) and infrequently used garments (Austin's suit coats) to the other side together. Did you catch that glimpse of today's project?
Yep! Shoe Storage!! I know I still need to prime and paint that sucker, but I kinda don't even mind the natural pine look.
I bought 2 - 1x12x6s and 1 - 1x6x4 this morning at Lowes. I had those guys cut the 1x12s so they'd be easier to fit in the car (since I have two massive carseats). I had them cut 38 inch pieces from both (which left 2 - 34 inch pieces left which I could use to make two smaller shoe storage pieces if I wanted, but I wanted these 38s for a reason). Then when I got home, I measured the width of the 1x12s (because lumber is never actually what they say it is - these were 11.25inches). Then, I cut the 1x6 to that length four times.
You see? The 1x6 pieces are like the feet of this shoe shelf. The rest honestly took me about 10 minutes per unit. I just used wood glue and put 3 nails into each end. That's it!
I know this shoe storage isn't big enough to hold a whole wardrobe's shoes, but we don't have enough room in our closet to display all of our shoes like this. We'll use this for the shoes we wear most. Our everyday shoes, if you will. The rest... well, boots will be put away since I rarely wear them here, flip flops will have their own cubby or basket (because if you live in FL, you always have way too many of these), and although I put my pretty heels on top to take this picture, they'll probably end up on one of the high shelves in the closet because I don't wear those everyday either. Another look...
I will probably paint these, but I'm going to hold off. I have some other things in mind for this closet makeover, and I'm still working on some of the details, so color coordinates will come in time. Having said that, stay tuned and have a good weekend!
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Hi and welcome to our blog! I am Kate - wife of super high energy, super republican, super fun husband, Austin, and mother of 2 adorable, sweet boys - Westen and Baron! And mother of our eldest child, our sweet Boston Terrier, Cousey! Yeah, I'm outnumbered 4 to 1 so we have a home filled with rough-housing, trucks, trains, sports, you name it! I am what, over the years, has been called homemaker, housewife, and stay-at-home mom. I dare not say what today's society may call me (I kid... I kid!) I love being home with my boys and attempting to make my house a home. I'm what my mom calls "crafty", but feel more like a novice and hope to improve on my DIY and home-making skills. This blog is a way for us to share our adventures with our friends and family. To learn more about us, click here. Enjoy!