Friday, September 27, 2013

Quick Fix Closet Organization

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Hello my awesome Readers!  I mentioned before that we have brought our sweet nephew back into our home, and with that brought the challenge of organization.

 


It seems like it was so much easier when they were younger, because now I feel at a loss.


He is currently sharing our daughters room for the time being, and her closet was nowhere even close to ready to have a second patron invade the space.


One Saturday this summer, the hubs and I set out to Home Depot to grab materials to completely custom build a closet system.  And my first stop was the Martha Stewart section to grab some fabric drawers.  I knew those were what I wanted to use, and needed to get the measurements.


While standing there I spotted the white 6 cube shelf units on clearance, and it was like this giant light bulb went off.

Here is one similar that I found on Amazon.



  We are now going to "Semi-Homemade" this closet.  SCORE!


Without further details, let's see some pictures!

Before:



We built the 2 units and placed 1 sheet of 1x12 laminated shelving between them, and then one on top to create a "custom" look.  

We used 1x2's for support and then simply installed closet rods in all 4 sections. 



Done!  We finished this in just a few hours.  Painted and all!  Now time to move it all back in!
 

It is perfect for what we needed.  Just enough space for clothes, and a large shelf up top for board games!

We purchased 12 fabric bins like these:
 

 
This new system has brought so much organization to the space for such a low cost and a little bit of time! 
 




 Thanks for stopping by to see this quick but sweet  closet makeover.  Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest, and you can find me on Instagram and Periscope @OneThriftyChick and on Twitter @JennJSheffler.


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15 comments:

hurley thurston said...

Love it! Quick is not always a bad word. This is fabulously smart.

Carol said...

Great closet transformation! I'm your newest FB follower.

Carissa Rasmussen said...

amazing! you make me want to go remake all my closets.

Mindi Carwin said...

It looks great! I have it all planned to do my closets, but getting it done is another story!! Great job!

Kristen @ It Comes Full Circle said...

Wow, that is great! Our girls so need something like this in their closet! Pinning it. :)

Lindsay said...

WOW! That closet looks amazing! 2 of my girls are currently sharing a room right now and a closet. It's a hott mess! This would be perfect for them. I'm not overly handy and my husband can barely hang a picture- oh well. Looks great though!

Cheryl said...

Do you mind sharing the dimensions? We are looking at redoing closets, and hoping we can get something like that built.

Catherine Hope Gould said...

Closet looks great!! Totally gonna do this!! How did you hang the rods?

scmama said...

Genius! I'm so doing this in my son's room!

Katherine A. said...

How long are the bars?

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Amanda said...

Love this! I need to do this in my girls closet as they share a room & closet for now....one question, how are the rods connected on the side of the cubes? Thanks!

I am Haley said...

Hi, I am starting this with my boyfriend and I closet. I would like to know how much this coasted you?

Unknown said...

Love this idea! Can you tell me the dimensions of this closet? I'm thinking of doing something similar to my son's closet, but his looks smaller than yours. Thanks!

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