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What is better than a purposeful and structured closet? Nothing at all!  Arrive see how to develop a custom Diy closet organizer all from scratch! 

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 DIY Closet Organizer

by Sabrina from Pink Small Notebook

At any time ponder why you sense like you have a closet entire of dresses, but almost nothing to put on? This has been my situation since transferring into our house, 4 yrs in the past!

I’m Sabrina from the Diy and house advancement blog site, Pink Small Notebook and welcome to my cluttered mess of a closet.

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No subject how numerous instances I attempt to tidy up, get rid of dresses, or invest in really hanger, it does not get long before I’m completely fed up with my wander-in closet. I have normally dreamed about re-undertaking my closet that would make use of my smaller space but there ended up normally so numerous problems. I did not know exactly where to start off.

After residing with this space for numerous yrs, I made a decision to bounce suitable in. I in fact ripped down my closet before I experienced a plan, you can see all the driving the scenes suitable right here. I understood this would give me the push to just go for it and I’m so happy I did.


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We created our Diy closet organizer completely from scratch.

Here’s how I did it.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage one: Attract up a plan

Be certain to get into account depth of hangers for hanging spaces and distinctive conditions like windows, heating/ac vents, electrical retailers, doors, and so forth.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Stage 2: Begin creating containers at the back again of your closet

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Utilizing one/2” completed plywood for this task (I uncover it substantially easier to handle than MDF), we began with the back again wall as our beginning point. This segment is designed for long garments and seasonal jackets. It is also the only spot that has a 20” depth. Hangers want to be able to sit completely inside of the modular device as the suitable corner will be a coated segment. The relaxation of the created-ins have a 15” depth, which is the max we can go in the space (mainly because of our outsized window).

To develop the Diy closet organizer, we fundamentally created “boxes.” We applied two panels on possibly aspect which ended up secured to the horizontal cleats running across the back again wall. Be sure to note, the cleats want to be screwed into the wall joist (stud) to hold the body weight.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage three: Transfer forward one particular box at a time

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The higher than picture demonstrates the Diy closet organizer segment produced for our double hanging rods. We secured the two new vertical panels in opposition to the current panel and foundation (marked as #one in the higher than impression). Then we put the horizontal cleats running across the back again wall, one particular at the foundation (we taken out the baseboards) and one particular just down below the ceiling (see #2). All over again, make certain the cleats are secured into the joist. The center cleat is added to develop a shelf, we use it as help since it’s there but not wanted normally.

To develop the box condition, you’ll want to grab your other vertical panel (#three) and spot it in opposition to the cleats on the reverse aspect exactly where you will fasten them collectively. To finish off the box, grab one more two horizontal cleats and connect it to the front aspect of the major and base (mimicking the back again wall).

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At this point in creating your custom Diy closet organizer, the composition will sense variety of flimsy. Nonetheless, as you move alongside and proceed connecting each and every “box” you will see how sturdy all the things results in being.

Due to the fact we experienced a couple problems in our space like the window and vent. I experienced to adjust the design to compensate for it. Due to the fact we experienced no selection but to develop in front of the window, we still left a 4” hole from the window to the start off of the vertical panel. This allows us to put in drapes suitable driving the composition camouflaging exactly where the window starts and ends.

As for the vent, we simply just prolonged the duct operate up which will vent out from the major of the platform.


Diy Closet Organizer, Stage 5: Incorporate edging to the shelf faces

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As soon as our framing was up, we added the edging. Utilizing our plywood sheets, we lower all the things to dimensions and mounted it with a nail gun.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage six: Fill holes, shellac and paint

Following arrived the portray. After filling in all the holes, I primed the wood with a shellac primer. This fills in all the wood grains and provides the wood a pleasant smooth finish.

As soon as the primer dried, I gave it a gentle sanding and used my ending coats of white paint to the entire Diy closet organizer.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Stage 7: Incorporate hardware

The gold hanging rods ended up a ideal ending contact. To stay clear of sagging in the center, help brackets ought to be applied if your rods are 40” or extended . I only experienced one particular rod above 40” but I however put help brackets everywhere—I’m creating this closet to stand the check of time!

Matching identical hangers add to the cohesiveness of the space, but are definitely optional!

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I cannot even convey to you how this Diy closet organizer has changed my every day lifetime. My most significant hope is that now you can develop an structured and purposeful closet that provides you lifetime!


Thanks for sharing your stunning closet with us, Sabrina!

Sabrina has a good knack for using a smaller, basic space and producing it the two beautiful and on-development with just the suitable glamorous accents — be certain to see her other guest features exactly where she shared  her spectacular smaller lavatory renovation with Diy self-importance, and her tiled hearth makeover that gorgeously solutions the concern of “what ought to I do with the huge mirror higher than the hearth?!” plus a lot more of her beautiful projects above at Pink Small Notebook. (I have been crushing on her stunning house office environment for Decades since she posted it! 🙂

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We have been performing on the closets right here in our house as very well:

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Originally published 02.20.2019 // Up-to-date 04.20.2020

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