Since seeing 19 Kids and Counting, I've wanted a 'family closet'.
This 'storage' porch was PERFECT for just such a room.
The only problem? This room was used for loose storage and had NOTHING on the walls that could hold or store clothes.
Just boxes, a free standing metal 'garage like' shelf, a Sauder type cabinet, and an old cracked laundry tub.
What to do, what to do? Especially on a limited budget.
Initially, we purchased several 'free standing' clothing racks at Walmart to hold all the kids clothes.
I was ecstatic!!
We. had. a. 'family'. closet!!! It really did make laundry easier. Just wash, dry, hang! Voila.
However, time went on.
Those free standing racks? Well, they don't hold up so well to LOTS of clothes and little people pulling said clothes off of them.
Slowly..... they...... began.... to tilt, sag, and even fall apart.
Such disrepair resulted in clothes on the floor; shoes being 'lost'; mom getting grumpy.
I lamented my 'wonderful closet' more than once to Techno-genius.
I shared my lofty plans of putting up 'permanent' rods around 3 of the 4 walls in the room - 2 layers of rods to be exact. Not to mention my dream of shelves above the rods around the entire perimeter of the room.
"Imagine the storage", I mused.
Finally, those dreams have become a reality.
Techno built my dream closet.
He put up the clothing rods.
He fashioned my shelves around the room.
He. IS. My. H-E-R-O!!!
I had planned to take before and after photos, but, alas..... those 'falling down' clothing racks combined with the 12 and 14 year olds who are responsible for putting kids' laundry away made. for. QUITE. a. mess! I was a tad too embarrassed to take, let alone, SHARE such 'before' pics. Ha.
So, the AFTER photos will have to suffice.
Here's the NEW and IMPROVED 'kids' family closet'.
|Looking IN to the closet from the laundry room door.|
Don't you LOVE the shelves above?
Enough hanging space for all 6 kids' clothes AND the snow pants. YAY!!!
Not to mention space UNDER the clothes for each kid to have their own shoe container.
|Looking at the opposite corner - ALL the kids clothes.|
The WONDERFUL shelves around the whole room.
Just imagine all I can store there?
I'm so pleased with the final product.
The kids are thrilled with the open space.
All in all? A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Go Techno! You rocked another home improvement project.