Today, I'm sharing the closet in my new craft room.
(Well, maybe not so much, but what can I say? I'm a detail girl!)
Mirror closet doors are great for teen girls who want to check out their outfits from every angle before hitting the school bus, and that was our reason for installing them twenty-five years ago. The teenagers are long gone, and these shiny brass mirrored closet doors should have been gone, too. But when they were tucked away in a back bedroom, replacement wasn't high on my budget list.
In my new craft room, though, that's a different story. I couldn't live with them.
I also couldn't live with these skimpy wire shelves. I need stronger ones for storing heavy craft supplies instead of lightweight clothing, so out came the old wire shelves and rods. I patched the holes and repainted the closet. It's amazing how much paint a little closet uses. Halfway through I was kicking myself for using expensive BM paint instead of a less expensive brand for this space that won't show!
Something I have managed to learn over the years is don't paint your closets to match your room (in this case it was pink from my daughter's toddler years.) Paint it white, so you won't need to repaint it with each new room color. A white closet will go with any other room paint color.
I was planning an adjustable built-in shelf system requiring a lot of sawing, sanding, painting, drilling, and screwing, when I saw this steel shelving unit at Lowe's that just happened to fit my closet perfectly and was on sale.
Meant to be, right?
These well-built super strong shelves took about an hour to assemble, saving me days of custom work, and they were also about half the price. My closet is 54" wide, and the selves are 48" wide, so I have just enough space on the side for storing my ironing board.
I cut a thin sheet of Masonite into five pieces to line the shelves and keep smaller items from falling through.
Look how much stuff fits in this closet now! Besides my sewing machine and ironing board, this is my to-do/junk/why on earth did I buy that - closet.
And this is how I solved the door problem. I put a tension rod up inside the closet between the walls and bought two inexpensive Target linen-look rod pocket curtain panels to hang on it.
The curtains are easy to open and close, fit the budget, and I kind of like the neutral softness they add to my work room.
You can see the rest of my craft room here and inside my other big craft supply storage cabinets here. If you haven't been over-detailed yet, stay tuned for even more craft room details in future posts.
I'm so glad you came by!
Have a great day!
I'm sharing this week with the wonderful
Elizabeth & Co.
Elizabeth & Co.