You guys, I'm SO excited to finally have my hall closet makeover complete! I was able to use a lot of materials that I had around the house, making this project completely affordable at less than $40. Last week, I shared my progress so far (here), which included hanging the wallpaper and installing the board and batten.
I finished painting the board and batten then got started on building the new shelves.
I decided to build two floating shelves using wood that I had around the house. For each shelf, I cut three pieces of wood to use as supports. I used my laser level to make sure the supports were level then nailed them into the studs.
For the shelves, I used wood that I had saved from an old piece of furniture that I had taken apart. We were going to throw the entire cabinet in the dumpster, but at the last minute I took it apart to save the shelves. My husband laughed at me for going through all the effort of saving the wood, but I knew it would come in handy for another project. Ha, who's laughing now? I used the chop saw to cut the shelves down to size then gave them 2 coats of white paint.
After I laid the painted shelves on the wood supports, I finished off the front of the shelves by cutting another piece of wood and nailing it to the the front of each shelf.
I also added 4 hooks to hang our coats. The kids keep their jackets in their bedrooms, so this closet is only used for my jackets as well as my husbands.
The white boxes hold light bulbs, batteries, gloves, hats and my Dyson vacuum attachments. I also added a basket to hold my craft supplies for projects that I am currently working on. I end up doing a lot of projects at the dining room table and needed a place to stash my supplies. The basket works great to pull in and out of the closet and keeps my dining room table clear. (Well, sometimes!)
I absolutely love how the closet turned out and sometimes wish I could just leave the door open all the time!