How to Build a DIY Closet System

We’ve lived in our house for 3 years now and the master closet was suffering for the lack of an organization system.

I started by removing all of the wire shelving. I did a lot of patching on the walls and painted everything.

Step 1

Step 2

We built the three shelves in the garage and painted them white. I wanted them to be a light color, seeing the closet has no windows and I didn’t want the room to be too dark.

The curved rod meant carefully placing the two shelves on the left side so we’d get the maximum space to put clothing on the rod.

Step 3

Once the shelves were mounted to the wall, we added our rods. We used rod sockets with wood dowels. I stained the dowels with ebony stain.

Step 4

We added shelving along the top of the closet.

Step 5

There’s a support along the wall and a piece of wood we laid on top of it all to create removable storage.

Step 6

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.