Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bathroom Closet- Demo Project

With all the remodeling projects I have undertaken, I have never done a demo job. Not once.

It was bothering me when I assessed the situation with my bathroom closet.

Remember when I remodeled it? If you weren't around, check it out here.

Anyways, so this is what my closet looked like:

Oh how I hate this closet!

I'm in the bathroom doing my makeup. The bifold door is open because, well, that's where my makeup is! The hubby decides that he wants to get in the bathroom. See the door behind the bifold? Yeah, it would slam into the bifold.

Let's look at the storage:

Don't tell me that you don't have at least one closet that looks like this. Aweful, just aweful.

More reasons to hate this closet: Wasted space!

Look at all that room!

Such a waste... had to come down.

I took out all the shelves

Then the strips of wood came out.

I don't have a picture of the wall being demoed (demo-ed?? demod...nope) but I'll just tell you that it's a pain to take down wall studs.

After everything was gutted, I put up the new framework.

Then the new supports were put in.

I decided to go with 1x4 boards instead of a sheet of plywood. One, because I already had quite a few 1x4 boards. Two, because I can't cut straight on a tablesaw yet. Three, it would be cheaper in the long run.

So I primed and painted every....single....board.
Some boards had to be sent through the table saw to make a notch.

Then I started to assemble everything.

I found this on a trip to Hobby Lobby. I spray painted it, making sure not to do a full coverage coat. I like that look better. You'll see how that turned out in a second.

I also found some cheap baskets at Walmart. They needed to be spray painted to go with the bathroom, though.

I also added bows.

I put up my metal scroll thing.

Like it? Me, too!

Then on to add the trim.
I already started to add the baskets to get a feel for what it was going to look like.

After repairing the walls, I was done!

There you can see the new tiling on the floor of the closet.

I hope everyone likes it!

Oh, and since I love storage and things being at my fingertips, I spraypainted an old lotion holder from BB&B and put makeup wedges in it.

Much better ;)


  1. Much better use of space. Smart lady! And it looks great, too. Way to go!

  2. Gorgeous! The browns with the blues... wow kapow! What a lovely room! Love the open shelving, it allows so much more visual space in.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  3. Absolutely excellent. Now it can only be you the bathroom door slams into as you remove your baskets! :) xx

  4. are so brilliant!!
    Good job, looks fantastic.

  5. Absolutely fabulous! I think I might encourage my mom to let me do this at her house. She has the same situation in one of her bathrooms.

  6. Am loving that closet!

    And your demolition and power tool skills.

    Sweet dreams.

  7. I am loving it! Way to use ALL the space. :o)

  8. I should do this in about 14 places in our house! What a wonderful idea, and I'm proud of you for just "going for it!"

  9. Great idea! Just the fact that the door is gone is going make you keep it organized.

    I also posted a closet makeover (master bedroom) and I agree that organization is the key to getting ready in the morning!

    See ya soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  10. Wow! You did such a fantastic job. The trim coming off would have scared me a little! It looks beautiful.

  11. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your great work with us.
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  12. Superwoman,
    what a great closet makeover. I have a similar situation in my boys' bathroom. They have no idea to look in the closet for extra towels and tp. Their closet is as deep as a coat closet. Talk about wasted space. I'm going to bookmark your site to show my husband.

  13. Hi! Saw your closet makeover over at DYI and I had to come by and tell you great it is! You got so much more space! Then I went to your link to see the bath before. That too was such a transformation! Well done!


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