This is what we were dealing with:
What WAS working:
- Extra space to put unused hangers
- High storage for luggage
What WASN’T working:
- Purse storage
- Shoe space
- Strange shelving up the left hand side
- (not pictured) The long hang on the right wall of the closet hid about 2 feet of the short hang portion so the corner was a bermuda triangle of clothing.
We tore everything out, patched up the holes, painted, and installed a custom closet from The Container Store. Here is the (almost finished) closet:
What I’m in love with: the floor length mirror, the sock jar (it really frees up drawer space!), the shoe storage, how much more functional the closet is.
What I still need to work on: purse storage, chalkboard tags for our sock jars, and a chandelier. Ok, maybe not the chandelier part 🙂