January 1st means a lot of things to a lot of people – but to me it’s the day before I go back to work and 24 hours of home improvements!
Today, I’m putting to use a Gift Card from my Brother, Sister-In-Law and Nieces I received at Christmas and I’m redoing my 1952 closet!
Apparently people didn’t own much in 1952 – but I need more room for clothes than is currently offered with the closets current single bar design, so it’s off to Home Depot!
But first, I had to measure the current space and make sure everything was accurate. I think the original phrase was “Measure Twice – Cut Once” but I think “Measure Twice so your significant other can’t say I Told You So” is more fitting.
I went in pretty open minded of what I wanted to do – knowing my options would multiply once I got to the store to see what was available. And ofcourse, my gameplan changed when I priced out my options and took a look at what was out there!
I didn’t want to remove the original mounting equipment in the closet, in case I decide to go back to the original design in the future, so I just removed the top shelf and hang bar.
I know my longest shirt is 36 inches tall, so I can seperate the shelves 3 feet (and can move them around thanks to the adjustable bars mounted on the back wall!
The shelves came in an 60 and 80 inch option, so I went with the 80 incher and used the bolt cutters to fit it snug from side to side giving me the most shelf and hanging space – and the new design give me double the space with the additional top rack!
Now I have 120 inches of hanging space and shelving – DOUBLE of what the 1952 design gave me to start with! And I still have 12 inches at the bottom for storage or to throw shoes!
Replacing the closet door is next on the to do list – I would love to go with a barnyard style sliding door! But this closest is the only space that would allow a sliding door option. Do you think the closet doors need to match in all 3 bedrooms or can I make this one a barnyard door to be different?!?!
Thanks for reading and I welcome design feedback and tips and tricks if you’ve done something similar – and Happy New Year!
THANK YOU again to my Brother, Sister-In-Law and Beautiful Nieces who made this project possible! 😘❤