It's annoyingly shallow, the hanging bar is practically touching the ceiling, and half of it is taken up with homemade shelves so there's no room to hang things. I have to assume that this was designed for a giant with extremely narrow shoulders who only owned two coats.
We left it alone for a while, because we had all kinds of stuff shoved in there and nowhere else to put it. But now that some of the mudroom storage is ready, we had room to empty out the shelves and do a little quick remodeling.
First, we took out the dowel rod. The brackets supporting it at either end were still good, so we saved those. Then we knocked down the shelves.
|And the closet was without form, and void.|
Once it was empty, we cut a dowel rod for the full length of the closet and installed it at a reasonable height. That left enough space at the top for a shelf, too!
|We have space!|
Tools and linens are now in the mudroom, coats are on adult-size hangers, boots fit on the closet floor, and there's even room for a wicker basket full of scarves. I've ordered a couple baskets to store hats and coats on the top shelf, and I'm thinking about adding shaker pegs to hang a few purses.
We'll replace the curtain with a door, eventually. Probably sometime in the next five years. Or maybe ten.
Don't rush me.
|I'm just going to sit here for a while.|