The shelves were this height on both sides originally, but when we first moved in, my hubby raised the shelf on the right so that I could fit a few formals, bridesmaid dresses, and my wedding dress:
I even had some extra sanding to do because apparently the previous homeowners did some painting once the shelves were installed, leading to this being left behind when the shelves were removed:
The lighting in this picture isn't great, but you can see the bubble of dried paint that outlined the metal piece that the shelf and the rod sat on/in.
Another future project is to run this cable line correctly through the wall instead of having it come through a rough hole in the ceiling....
... and ending up going through the wall into the bedroom (along with a mess of too much slack line):
For now it has been pushed back up to the ceiling, so during the summer we will fix the problem (we don't have a TV set up in that room right now anyways, so it's no rush).
We also removed the baseboards, sanded them and primed them before re-installing them. When I gave the carpet a good cleaning, I realized that the room's carpet was originally pink, not beige (since the less-used closet carpet was still pink). I guess it is older than we thought after all. Good thing we plan to replace it!
Once all the prep work was done, it was on to the design. In order to add more room, we removed the two shelves and racks from the wall, my hubby cut one in half and then we put them back up in this arrangement on the center wall instead:
We always re-use what we have when we can. All we had to do with the pieces was to sand them and prime them. Instant facelift that makes them just like new!
What do you think of the change in the shelves and rods? Phase two includes adding more storage, which my husband is currently making as we speak ...
Phase Two pictures coming soon!