small closet renovation

Our back door entrance closet was cluttered with shoes, boots, pet food and more. Strategically scattered at the bottom.

Originally the closet had a flat panel door with a poorly patched hole from a neighboring door, unpainted interior, one shelf with a hockey stick closet bar. A complete eye sore.


Constructed a 5 shelf "simple closet organizer" with dimensions of 72"H x 13"W x 16"D. The material was four 72" x 16" particle board shelves purchased from HD for $10 each and a 100 particle board screws with painted white heads. I already had the closet rod with the hardware ($5 each) to hang the rods.

The new closet has a six panel door (used the door jig purchased for the doggy door) updated hinges and knob ($25) to match the rest of the house.

We painted the interior of the closet with left over wall paint.

Problem solved.

I like many on here, I hate particle board but the better half didn't want to paint the shelves, so the compromise was reached and we got the particle board haha. Nice on the pocket book and didn't pay extra for the crappy ready to go stuff plus I got to play with my tools.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$40 simple closet organizer + $50 door & know = $90
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
factory :(
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