I love your closet it is beautiful. If I had to estimate labor hours I’d say probably between 40 and 50 hours total. They are holding up great. Awesome! Thanks Geary. Ours come in styles that match our wardrobes and in different sizes so you can use them around your home, for instance a tall chest of drawers in a narrow hall. That said, I don’t use my drawers for heavy clothing like jeans so that may be a factor. For me I need all white since my closet is too dark and I’d also have to ‘shrink’ it down to fit a 5×7 space. To install adjustable shelves we bought a Kreg Tool Company Shelf Pin Jig. I only see 4ft sections height wise, I guess you stack them? I hope that this post helps some of you with designing and building your dream closet. Thanks again Hannah and good luck with your project Megan! Beautiful closet! How are the IKEA dressers holding up? Check out our variety of storage solutions for small spaces, especially our customisable systems you can plan yourself or choose a I wanted the shelves above the IKEA TARVA dresser to be adjustable in height since I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to store in that space. I totally forgot to take a picture of the closet with the trim installed before I painted but here is a lovely picture of me after sanding the closet and prepping it for paint. I’d also recommend caulking the joints before painting. I promise I’ll get to it eventually. Except, we have 9 foot ceilings in the closet so I am looking for some alternatives to attaching to the ceiling studs. You have just motivated me to get a plan for my closet! I’m so glad that it’s helpful. This is beautiful and your instructions are so clear! You won’t get that smooth finished look. This step is optional. My closet is approximately 80″ deep x 100″ wide. The Ikea dressers are screwed to the back wall and the boxes are screwed to the dressers. I m in searching of inexpensive way to redo my master closet which was built from builder. The IKEA ones have held up very well but solid cherry with dovetail joinery…I mean come on! Bring your ideas to life with rewards, inspiration, discounts and a few surprises along the way. Have you had any issues with clothes not fitting correcting on the hangers? We removed all of the plumbing, framed for a door to the den/new bathroom and then moved the closet wall to the right to make the closet as big as we could with still allowing a hallway where the old bathroom was. Add this drawer to a SuiteSymphony Closet Organizer with a 16" W tower to complete the closet of your dreams. I am planning out my closet right now, but can only do built ins on 2 sides, so I am trying to get the most bang for my buck. The dressers are holding up way better than I had anticipated. Was there a reason you chose this way over PAX? If you don’t want to spend the extra money to go all the way to the ceiling here are a few ideas that I have. I’m also a fan of the color – what type of paint did you use – semigloss? You indicated at the beginning that you attached the box frames to the walls and the dressers (To install the boxes we screwed them into studs in the back wall and the ceiling (avoiding visible screws when possible) and also attached them to the dresser using screws).. How did you attach them to the wall studs since they are perpendicular to the wall? During construction I covered it with some plastic so that I didn’t get saw dust in my ducts. We purchased the standard rods from Lowe’s and bought the brackets separately. If you have any questions along the way the fastest way to get in touch with me is a DM through instagram. This week we started in. Thank you so much for sharing. I just wanted to know how you finished the intersection of the 2 pieces of trim. I’ve been to Ikea a few times since the pandemic started and they seem to be out of just about everything. A flat paint would be very hard to keep clean. So glad that you were able to make it work. Add the fantastic looks and superior functionality of the Pur by Bestar 26872 36 in. I’ve literally lost sleep over it. It was a side project for us while we were renovating other parts of our home so it took about a year from start to finish. In this post I’ll share the steps that we took to create the master closet that I had dreamed up. I just keep drawing options for my own closet, particularly in the corners, and I end up with a few inches and I just think it might not be large enough of an opening…but then looking at your pics, it looks similar to my sketches. The drawers have held up very well too. Find out more about browser cookies. Thanks for linking this post with us at #omhgww! The room to the left with the light on is the old closet and the red room in the back is the old den. Our master suite remodel is the biggest DIY/renovation project that we’ve taken on but I’m so glad that we did it. If you happen to share it on social media be sure to tag me so that I can see your finished closet! Totally worth it though. My wife has saved and been planning this for quite some time. Thank you for sharing all the measurements, insights and how-tos. Stay tuned! At first, I was thinking of cutting my ‘walls’ to 80” and the top would give us a 12” shelf between the top and the ceiling, but not sure that would be study enough. Going into 3/4″ material you should be using 1-1/4″ screws. Here is a picture of the start of shelves on my husbands side of the closet. I’m doing it as a surprise for my husband. February 25, 2019 By // by Hannah 124 Comments. And this is the IKEA IVAR 3 Drawer Chest that we used. I share new projects, tutorials or free downloads each week. On my side of the closet We installed corner shelves for my shoes. You can see them laying on the floor in the image below. Install hanging rods in sections where you want to hang clothes. You can see the unpainted trim a little bit in the background.