While I was soaking up some sun and having fun in Legoland with my kiddos last week, my husband was spending his time working on a surprise for me. He built me a new built in work space for my sewing area at the back of my closet.
This is what the back of my closet looked like before I left. Don't judge. It's a mess. I love my closet, but those flimsy plastic shelves that are in it now just aren't cutting it. I look at the closet as a temporary storage area until I get built ins, and lets be honest, as a sort of dumping ground.
Let me take a second and apologize for the grainy cell phone camera pictures. I had the camera with me on my trip. My husband did this all on his own and even took pictures documenting the process because he was sure I would want to blog about it. What a good guy!
Look how big the back of the closet looks with the sewing cabinet taken out.
My husband took down the plastic shelves, and patched up the huge holes that they leave in the wall.
Then, talk about a major score, Mike found the shelves he used in the trash at work. He adapted a few things to make it fit in the space, but the grand total of the whole project was only $3!
The shelves started out black, and with his magic he made them white. Don't ask me what he did. I don't know.
Mike started hanging the shelves in the closet and building the desk top. This is before the trim is in.
And this is after the trim is in.
He put some touch up paint in the wall, and the whole closet was finished.