Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My husbands DIY closet built in's or Better than California Closets and so much cheaper!


I sort of casually mentioned that my husband was making built in's for his closet back in October.

It's been a long time coming, but he finally finished them during some of his time off around Christmas.

As a reminder, this is what his closet looked like before.
He had a dresser in it to hold his undies and t-shirts, and some really cheap shelves.
And as you can see, lots of wasted space.

 

He got the base built in along the back wall and has been working on making drawers





This is the finished project.



He toyed with the idea of putting drawers in the bottom two shelves but for now likes having quick access to his workout clothes and jeans.


He also put in some custom features that work just for him.  He installed a new electrical outlet along the back wall so that he can charge up his phone or ipod.  He's also got a recessed shelf so I have easy access to his money jar and a place to put his keys when he gets home.


And he has a drawer in the middle for all of the random cords.


He also likes having easy access to his guitar.  He used to just store it in his case, but that took too long to get out, so he built a hanger to hold his guitar as well as a divider to hold his case upright.


The drawers hold everything he needs (yep, he's always this organized...super fun times being married to an engineer!) and they easily slide in and out.





Now maybe he can get started in my closet!

9 comments:

Julie said...

Wow!!! It looks great!! I may have to ask my hubby to make one for me!! LOL

http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

Crafty Cousins said...

Genius! I wish my hubby were that organized! ;)

~Natalie

Jenna said...

He did a great job! Oh what I wouldn't give to have his-and-hers closets. Although ours is a million times better now, it would be even better if I had my own separate space. Oh well, there's always our next house. :)

Jen said...

Wow! Great post! We're hoping to re do our bedroom this year, and I'd love to put in a proper closet organizer, oh I can see it now! I'd be thrilled if you'd swing by and link this (and any other posts you'd like to show off) up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

folkhaven said...

I am so impressed! Is he available to come do our closets now?

CAS said...

Very nice job on that closet redo!

Shiloh said...

That's beautiful! I love the personal touches that make it work just for him.]
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Chef in Training said...

Wow! I love how organized this is! It is motivating me to get in my closet and attempt to try and get organized! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
-Nikki
Chef in Training
www.chef-in-training.com

jeremy said...

I didn't know that there is still space for a guitar.

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