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Who doesn’t love inspo and demo? That’s where we are in week 2 of the hall closet budget makeover during the $100 Room Challenge.
If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I loathe wire closet racks. Inside the hall closet was my nemesis the white builder grade rack, which was way too high for my youngest to place her backpack on and the space in general felt super crowded. The first week I had the girls go through all of their shoes and I also took out all of their coats because we can only wear one coat at a time, unless you’re Joey from “Friends” and you’re trying to wear all the things. Now that I could see what was left, it was time to find some inspiration.
Next came the my favorite, demo day!!!!! Which took all of like 15 minutes, but it still felt good to pull out the wire rack.
I decided to wait on patching any holes because I wanted to see what was left after I added the wood shelf similar to what I did in our pantry.
Once everything was out, I wanted to add a shelf at the top and a deeper shelf at the bottom to act as a bench. Since it was just me at the time of the build, I used my Ryobi Brad Nailer to place the support on the wall before I used wood screws to secure the boards into the wall.
For the bottom shelf I moved the shoe cubby into the closet so I knew exactly where to place the support and the shelf. After the supports were in, I used my Ryobi circular saw to cut down the wood boards and laid them in place.
That’s it! So simple and by doing this change, not only gave us more space, but more functional storage. Essentially we have two shelves instead of one with the option to add an extra shelf above the top shelf if we wanted. Next up comes the fun part, decorating our new space!
Now I’m even more excited to tackle the other closets in our house as soon as this one is done!
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