Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo Continued

Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comIt’s only been a few days, but I’m already really happy with the way the closet turned out. I still have a few more things to do, but it’s definitely feeling close to being done!

I really debated whether or not to paint the interior of the closet. Ultimately, I knew it was now or never, so I just bit the bullet and did it. I’m glad I did, it just feels much brighter and cleaner now. I will say however, painting the closet took waaaaay longer than actually installing the Closetmaid system.

Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // After all the paint dried, I hung the first support bracket.

Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comNext, the other two support brackets went up and got screwed into the wall. Easy peasy.

Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comThe next step is a little bit trickier because I had to cut my shelves down to size. Still super easy, I just have an irrational fear of slicing my fingers off with the saw. Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comAfter my shelves were hung, I added the rods. They also needed to be cut down to size. Once I put them up, I just hung an item of clothing to check and see if they were hung where I wanted them. Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comOnce my side was complete, I took my measurements and started on Brian’s side. The whole thing took about 45 min start to finish. Not including painting, which I managed to drag out for a couple of days. Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // My next goal was to go through the giant mass of clothes that I had taken out of the closet and spewed all over the guest room, and purge what I no longer needed. It went surprisingly well. I got rid of things I had been holding onto (and not wearing) for years. I decided to just start by picking out the clothes that I actually do wear on a regular basis and hang them up in the new closet, and then rummage through what was left over to figure out what to donate. It made the process a lot easier for me. It also made me realize that I wear a LOT of black and white….specifically black and white stripes. I promise I do wear color, but most of my colorful things are t-shirts and dresses (which don’t go in this closet). For me, keeping my go-to, staple items neutral is just easier for me to come up with an outfit and feel put together quickly.Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // Sharing Is Caring: Closet Redo // thegoldbrickroad.comThe hubs still needs to go through his clothes, but he’s been busy with hay the last few days, so he gets a pass. I also still need to add his shoes, I think they are just going to go under our clothes on both sides. I was hoping to have room for some shelves or a shoe rack in the middle of the back wall, but I haven’t found anything that fits right. I also need to fix the light in our closet, it has a pull switch that is missing the pull. Right now we turn it on/off by screwing/unscrewing the bulb. Not the safest thing to do and is really hard for short people like me.

Now I just have to figure out the other closet….and all those shoes!

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