Thursday, April 7, 2011

*closet organizer DIY

what do you do when it's spring break and you have no plans...

you tackle a DIY project of course ; )

my 2 older boys share a room. it's a decent size but it always seemed like there wasn't anywhere to put anything. they have a large closet but there was only 1 shelf. it was time to add some shelving so that HOPEFULLY their room will be less of a disaster zone!

BEFORE
(toothless annie!)

AFTER
we've never built anything like this before but found the actual building of the unit the easiest part. it was the figuring out the measurements and PAINTING the shelves that took the most time.

we used:

16" pre-cut MDF shelving
1x2" primed pine for the supports
wood glue
finishing nails (brad nailer)
dap
paint

when i do this again, i'll definitely try to at least prime the shelves before they go in. painting them after is a BIG pain!
doesn't it look FABULOUS! (hopefully it stays this way)
if you need help and would like to try this yourself go over to Ana White's blog and it'll give you plans to get you on your way. we didn't end up using the plans but it was definitely my inspiration! it also helps to have a handy brother to call when your standing in the wood isle in home depot not knowing what to buy! (thanks corey)

6 comments:

Stacey Salmon said...

NICE JOB!! Looks great
SS

Cichy's said...

Looks SO good! And way more useful now! Good job!

Alysha said...

That looks AWESOME!!! Wanna help me with my boys' room???

Anonymous said...

That looks great Sandra. Nice job. wendy

Lisa said...

Wow that looks great!! And I love all the white hangers he he

jillian said...

Now you can come and do mine?
Looks fab!