Here is the before shot of my two younger sons closet. Not enough storage for all the toys they have. I have this dream of my kids having a clean room where they can play on the floor and clean it with ease! Doesn't every Mom have this dream? Yet each time the kids clean their room all I hear is a yelling match and after two hours I go to see the "finished" room and it is NEVER close to my standard of done. I decided that since my boys never hang much in their closet I was going to add shelves to store all the plastic tubs that line the edge of the room and hopefully make it easier to keep clean! Hey, I can dream.
I started by measuring the storage tubs that I had and deciding how many shelves I could sit in the space. I came up with 3. I will be able to fit 8 tubs easily with extra room! I cut spare pieces of wood that we had from another project but you could easily use Lowes to cut all the wood for you! All you need is some 2x4's, some cheap pine board the depth you want the shelf (mine were 16 inches) and some drywall screws. I think from start to finish it took me under an hour. I finished it in nap time so not long.
|Here are the 3 framing pieces on each side of the closet once I was done.|
|I laid a long piece of pine over each of the "brackets" that we made with the 2x4's. Making the 3 brackets look more like shelves. I added a screw on the front corner of each shelf into the 2x4 to make sure they wouldn't wiggle.|