We bought new boards for the shelves as they were old pieces of flooring. I also bought bins to organize and keep like things together. We had left over paint and I mixed a green and gray together to get the desired color (and saved money).
Evaluate the shelving you have in your closet:
- Is it in good condition?
- Does it need to be replaced or can it be painted?
- Is it the size/location you want it in?
Our shelves were made from scrap flooring, were not as wide as the strips that were hold it down, so we bought new cut and painted them.
You will want to remove the old shelves so you can paint.
To save money, if you have left over paint (and it’s the color you want), you can paint your closet with that. I used a gray and green color and mixed them to dull the green and make it look like a farm house.
Side by side if you compare the pictures, you can see the color is brighter on the ship lap walls. The shelving is longer and painted the same color as the walls.
There is more ‘stuff’ in the closet and it is organized in bins. I was able to eliminate a huge 3.5 foot x 5 foot wide cabinet we had bought for storage. I cleaned out old items from the cabinet as I moved them into the closet.
There is still space available for items on the top shelf and I can add additional storage if needed on the side walls.
This was done with 4 boards and 6 storage bins and $100.
How will you makeover your closet on a budget?