Last week I shared with your the overview of my closet makeover, which, by the way, has been dreamy. I know that a closet makeover (when I’m the sole owner of said closet) is complete and utter self-indulgent nonsense since I am the only one in the entire house who benefits from it, but I gotta say, it’s been worth it. The start of my day is so much better now! No more stepping over junk, grabbing out what I need and getting out ASAP. It’s now a beautiful space that I love to be in.
Today I wanted to share a few more of the details specifically regarding the shelving.
First of all I needed to rip out a long shelf along with the hanging bar. This took me, a rubber mallet and about 15 minutes to accomplish. Boom.
I now need to hang my long dresses in my husband’s closet but I don’t have that many so it’s no biggie.
I painted my entire closet Valspar’s Dove White since Kate at Centsational Girl had said it is a close match to “Ikea White.” I needed that color because I had decided to use Ikea’s Billy bookcases (the 15″ deep ones) as my new closet shelving! At $79 each it was hard to beat that price for an entire wall of shelving (I used 2 units).
I assembled the shelves, but before putting on the backs, I painted them (I primed with an oil based primer first because the backing is quite slick) the same Emerald green from Pantone that I had used on my Jewelry Organizer. I luhrve it.
After they dried, I slipped them into place on the backs of the shelving units and put them in my closet. Yay!
After looking at it for a day or so I decided it still needed a little somethin-somethin. So I cut this chainlink pattern with my vinyl machine and applied it to the backs of the shelves.
I love the touch of “glamour” it added!
The backing is more visible in some areas than in others but I am really happy with the level of detail and customization it brings. How boring would a plain white backs be, right? And these 15″ Billy bookcases are so awesome! I’m thinking about adding some moulding to them (a la Centsational Girl’s tutorial HERE) to give them a more built-in look but I am loving them as is for now.
Thanks for stopping by!
More closet details to come!