I made the shelving from scratch and like I often do I just winged it. I asked Sean for advice, but he kind of said 'just do whatever you want'. So rather than googling or youtubing for tips on making shelving I went in blind.
It took me a bit of trial and error to get it right and because I was concentrating so hard on not hammering un-neccesary holes into the wall I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked, and some of the ones I did take were just on my phone.
This is the space I started with. It's a lot wider than it looks in the photos - 1.7m wide to be exact. This room used to be our home office / craft room so the wardrobe was a bit banged up with lots of marks on the inside of it. I didn't worry too much about them though, you can't see them once the wardrobe is full.
We have a new Masters that has opened up just near home so I picked up all of my supplies from there. They offer a free cutting service so I got my boards and support timber cut to size before I loaded it all into my little corolla. It all worked out really cheaply too. I got the materials for under $45, the ten cloth storage boxes for $4.98 each and the 5 larger woven baskets for $12 each.
Once I got the boards home I primed and painted the shelves - I painted them the same colour as the walls in Max's new room (canvas cloth by Bristol Paints).
To instal the shelves I ran two rails (for the two shelves) around the walls of the wardrobe. I didn't get a better photo or a shot of the railing running the whole way round... You'll just have to picture it.
Then all I did is put the painted shelves on top of the rails. I didn't even need to screw the shelves to the railing, they're wedged in there so tight that they're not going anywhere.
I put Max's clothes and toy baskets back in and that was that. All done!!
It makes such a difference having a perfectly organised space. I seriously can't wipe the smile off my face each time I open the wardrobe doors.
|(Max doing a random pose in his big boy undies - I swear he doesn't get it from me!)|
I'm so glad to have that part of his room finished. Next up I'm going to spray paint some frames for his art wall and install some open shelving on one of the walls. Can't wait to share it with you!