Wednesday, 22 February 2012

How to Make A Carrie Bradshaw Inspired Closet for £2.50







Ive long harboured a fantasy about having a Carrie Bradshaw style walk in closet. Unfortunately living in a mid Victorian terrace I'm unable to give up one room  to my clothes and shoes but after years of struggling to fit all my clothes into one tiny wardrobe my lovely husband offered to make me an open plan wardrobe utilising the alcove and wall in our bed room. Although this wasn't planned as a step by step project (and the photos were taken on my phone so are fairly shonky) I thought i would share this as the whole thing cost only £2.50 which was for the brackets.
What we used
  • For the shelves two old kitchen doors which we found at the local tip.
  • We sprayed these black with some paint we already had.
  • A standard clothes rail which had been in our loft for years.
  • Wood from a broken laundry dyer
  • Two hanging basket brackets (cost £2.50)
  • Rail bracket from an old curtain pole
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
Step One
Nicky Rockets sprayed the kitchen doors black and then having first measured the space cut pieces to size. These are to go above my clothes rail to house my shoes and bags.

Step Two
Wood from a broken laundry dryer which has been cut to size is screwed into the wall.This is to secure the shelf which will fit into the alcove.
The shelf is then attached to these.






Step Three
For the shelf going along the wall we fixed the hanging basket brackets into the wall.
Step Four
Fix the shelf onto the bracket.
Step Five
Attach the curtain rail brackets to the underside of the shelf and screw in. This will hold the clothes rail.
Step Six
Put the rail onto the bracket and screw into place
Step Seven
Your open plan closet is complete. It can now be filled with all your clothes, shoes and hand bags. 
Look at this lovely space-ready to be filled with swing dresses galore
I can now see what I have to wear at a glance, all my shoes and bags are on display and I feel like I have my own version of a walk in closet. Not bad for £2.50

  




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5 comments:

  1. Really love this, such a good idea! x

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  2. What a marvellous idea! I really like it! You're rockin it Carrie!

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  3. I love it - I have an open closet too, but not quite so cute - love those red walls!

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  4. I'm totally jealous! Brilliant ;)

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