It’s been just over three weeks since my husband and I moved into our new home. We’ve been super busy doing mini home improvement projects! Our kitchen is currently under construction; we wanted to give our cabinets a makeover and stain them espresso brown, but the sanding process has been a total PAIN! My poor husband has been sanding non-stop, but he finally finished a couple days ago, and we’re ready to start staining. YAY! I can’t wait to finish! More to come on that…
While my husband’s been working hard on the kitchen, I’ve been doing lots of cleaning and organizing. We have a decent amount of hallway closet space, which is great, but there’s one closet that doesn’t have any shelves. I didn’t like that. I think it may have been used as a broom/vacuum closet by the previous homeowners. Anyhow, I wanted to turn it into a laundry closet with baskets to organize our darks, colors, and whites.
I ran the idea by my husband, and he said it would be super easy! He went to Home Depot to purchase a sheet of cabinet grade white pine plywood (¾ inch thick). It actually only took him about an hour to finish after he got back.
Here’s how to do it:
1) Measure the closet space to determine the size of the shelves. Measure and mark the plywood. Clamp it into place, and cut with a circular saw.
2) Measure and mark the closet to evenly space out the shelves. Cut a 1×2 into 15 inch pieces to create supports. Install the supports with a staple gun, but be sure to use a level before securing them.
3) Place the shelves on top of the beams. My husband and I decided not to secure the shelves in case we ever want to remove them. I lined them with cedar closet liner, and purchased three Sterilite laundry baskets, placing one on each shelf.
I was very happy with the end result, and it was so fast too! Laundry will be so much easier now that everything’s pre-sorted! Yippee!