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How To Change Wire Shelving With DIY Wooden Cabinets | Thrifty Decor Chick

How you can substitute wire linen closet shelving with sturdy wooden cabinets. 

This messy linen closet has been a thorn in my aspect for YEARS! I lastly
eliminated the wire cabinets and changed them with wooden on this closet

Our upstairs linen closet is the place we preserve most of our linens for the home,
since we use our downstairs linen closet for extras like paper towels,
kitchen towels, bathroom paper, and so on. 

Sure, we’re so fortunate to have tons of storage in our home! It simply would not
all the time perform how we wish! 🙂 

So let’s lastly repair that. I detest wire cabinets…however we went as
cheap as attainable in these closets after we constructed. I knew I might
substitute the shelving for cheaper. 

I simply thought I’d get it completed prior to virtually seven years later. 😂

Here is the mess we have been coping with: 

messy linen closet

More often than not I saved it considerably underneath management, however over the previous six
months or so we sort of gave up and simply began stuffing issues in there
and shoving the door shut.

Stuffing the pillows in between the door and cabinets good is a
particular expertise. 

First, I eliminated the entire linens and pillows, then set to work eradicating
the wire cabinets: 

linen closet wire shelving

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Colby helped, as regular. 

The metallic shelving lifts out simply, and you then’re left with the brackets
which are anchored into the partitions. They’re plastic brackets the cabinets sit
on, and to take away them it’s important to take away the metallic pin first: 

In case you attempt to take away these brackets with out taking the pin out first, you may
create BIG holes to fill. The holes from these anchors are dangerous sufficient, however
that may create much more injury. 

blue floral wallpaper laundry

I am additional and thought it will be a reasonably accent, so I coated the again
wall of the closet:

Candice Olsen floral wallpaper

Is that this half obligatory? No. Will I see most of it when the closet is full?
Nope. Is it fairly and can it make me joyful once I put our sheets and
blankets away? YES. 🙂

Subsequent up, I wanted to put in the helps for the wooden cabinets. I like utilizing
this small window and door trim as a result of it would not make every shelf too thick
in the long run: 

window door trim shelf supports

They’re small, however have held up effectively on all of my bookcase and shelf

One factor to contemplate although — it’s good to take some care throughout set up or
the screws will cut up the wooden. 

I first set up the helps with a nail gun to get them the place I need them,
then use a small drill bit to drill via the wooden on the studs: 

stud finder with wood

Pre-drilling prevents the wooden from splitting whenever you the screw into the

skinny wood shelf supports

You are not even speculated to need to pre-drill with these screws, however I nonetheless

When searching for studs, you’ll be able to all the time discover them on the corners, so I all the time
add a pair screws there: 

installing built in wood shelf supports

I positioned the brand new cabinets on the similar spots because the outdated ones, so I did not have
to fill most of the holes from the wire shelving anchors with the brand new
helps and shelving.

Be sure that to verify for stage as you are putting in your entire shelf

leveling wood shelves

Here is what I ended up with when the helps have been all put in:  

new wood shelves closet

Trying again, this is able to be the very best time to fill the screw/nail holes and
paint these helps. I am going to need to preserve that in thoughts for subsequent time. 😉
Do not be like me and set up your wooden cabinets on high first. 

One subject I all the time observed after we would put our blankets and linens on the
wire cabinets was that they have been all the time a bit too brief. Every thing was
all the time hanging off the entrance. 

So I prolonged the depth of the cabinets only a bit, from round 16 inches to
22 (together with the trim I added to the entrance):

wood shelves linen closet

I did not fill and paint beneath ALL of the cabinets — solely those you
might simply see:

deep wood shelves linen closet

If somebody will get down on the bottom and sees the unpainted components underneath the
decrease cabinets…effectively that is their drawback. Ha!

I had my wooden cabinets minimize down at Lowe’s and painted them earlier than putting in.
I positioned them on high of the wooden helps and nailed in (with my nail gun)
via the highest to safe them. 

As a result of they weren’t completely good, I had a variety of caulking to do alongside
the edges (I did not fill alongside the again of the cabinets). 

Be mindful your cabinets will likely be crammed with cumbersome linens that can conceal
a variety of sins. 

After all of it dried I used to be in a position to fill the cabinets once more. Here is a take a look at
this beautiful linen closet with the brand new shelving and particulars!: 

DIY wood shelves in linen closet

I added that very high shelf — that one wasn’t there earlier than. I all the time look
up at that vacant house in our closets and suppose it is such wasted

I do know that is not the best spot to get to, however I prefer to take benefit
of any house I can. So I put in a 12 inch (deep) board alongside the

That shelf shops vacation sheets that I am going to solely have to entry a pair
instances a 12 months (to get out and to place away). I saved these in these
canvas bins with handles
pretty linen closet redo

The deeper cabinets permit for extra room as a result of I can retailer the bedding
working entrance to again, which supplies me approach extra usable house. 

I decluttered the throw pillows, and saved the remainder in our visitor room
closet. However in any other case the comforters, blankets and sheets are all nonetheless

I used these lidded storage bins (from HomeGoods) for our euro and throw
pillow covers: 

lidded storage pillow covers
magnetic motion sensor lights

They work nice! Now we will see the beautiful new closet at evening: 

easy motion lights for closet

Now I am unable to wait to deal with our different linen closet and provides it the identical

I am unable to TELL you the way a lot a challenge like this soothes my soul. I saved
opening the closet for no cause after I completed it up, simply to take a look at it.

The areas we dwell in actually do have an effect on our temper and effectively being! 

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