After gutting the closet of its contents, I needed to gut the closet of the old “reconfiguration” and make a lot of wall repairs.
You can see the raw/unfinished plywood sides and wAy too thin shelves–which is why this setup never really worked.
~But, check out that very old pencil sharpener! I’ll put that back!
Gutted and repaired, I repainted the old walls a pale blue’ish gray that I had on hand. You can really see how small this space is— 2′ w x 2’4″ d. Next, I ripped and cut scrap wood for cleats to support the shelves.
I planned to use melamine and have adjustable shelves -but- when I was perusing the size options to make the most cost-effective and efficient cuts I happened to notice these counter top end cuts.
12″ D x 4ft L and $2 each. Huh-?? There were lots of finish options including some that looked like leather, and most had an ogee edge!!
Cut in half, I could get 2 shelves from each board!
6 shelves for $6!!
So I changed my plan–!
And I changed a few other things too. I decided to reorganize things and make the closet’s focus all about snacks, extra supplies, then cleaning “stuff.” *There was a lot of “junk” in there that got cleaned out. Maybe it’ll change down the line, but for now, this is working much better.
3 pieces of counter top $6
1 wire hanging basket $5
2 hanging grippers $5
5 12″ x 12″ floor tiles $1.25
base molding $6