Remember the kiddos' closet?
I finally made some progress. After hammering away one shelf, my hubby joined in on all the "fun" and took the rest down for me.
I was extremely grateful.
The walls got a little roughed up when the shelves were removed.
I added light weight spackle to the rough edges and sanded it down.
After the spackle dried, I decided to paint the walls an oatmeal color. When we were shopping for homes, one of the model homes had a closet with black shelves and I loved it so I wanted to emulate it here, but after painting the shelf black, I was regretting it immediately.
The white shelves seemed to pop more against the color and it just felt cleaner so...
the next morning I painted away. It took, not two or three, but SIX coats of white paint to cover the black. In hindsight, I should have just primed beforehand. In the end, I got my glistening white shelves back. The color is decorator's white.
The shelves also got a new coat of paint after some quick sanding to repair the broken off shelves.
Last, but not least, I got one rod up!
Am I done? Hardly. I still have to build out my second shelf which will be a little tricky because I don't have a wall to support the left side so I will build a support for it. If you are wondering where the closet system I bought is. Well, its sitting in the hallway. I took it out, held it up and thought it was too big for my closet and I thought it wouldn't match the left side (with white shelves) so I decided to build my own shelves.
So far, I've only spent $13.98 for a brushed nickel closet rod. I already had left over oatmeal colored and white paint from repainting R.'s room. I also already had spackle, wall anchors, nails and white caulk ready on hand. The shelf I'm constructing will also be recycled from the shelves I tore down. My budget was $150 for this reno, but it looks as though I will be coming WAY under. Even with another closet rod, my spending total will only be $25.16 (I had a 10% coupon). I guess I can splurge on the accessories then..new hangers, baskets? who knows...