I am so excited to share with you we are changing our wire closet shelving and replacing with wood shelving in one of our walk in closets today as part of a partnership with Easyclosets.
Easyclosets made this project so simple! We measured our closet, sent the specs to our free design specialist at Easyclosets (yes they have free design services via email or phone) and she sent back design plans based on our needs. We made a few tweaks and additions and then ordered our system. So simple! Be sure to check out this blog post to see why and how we made our design choices.
How to Install Wood Closet Shelves
We ripped out the ugly wire shelving and installed a gorgeous wood shelving system from EasyClosets.
The pictures below are the walk in closet before with the wire closet shelving.
Here are some pictures of the room after we installed the java colored hardwood floor.
Convert Wire Shelves to Wood
Wire closet shelving is budget friendly but not always the best for your closet.
My biggest issue with wire closet shelving are the marks that are left on your clothes. Whatever piece of clothing is folded and touching the wire shelf, there are always shelving imprints or grill marks on the clothes! Often times, you can’t even iron out the grill marks.
Best Alternative to Wire Closet Shelving
In my opinion, wood shelving is the best alternative to wire closet shelving.
EasyClosets has affordable DIY friendly closet systems that are easy to install.
The wood closet system arrived quickly and each box was marked exactly what was inside.
The fact that each box is marked on the outside made it very easy when it came to installation.
The original walk in closet in the bedroom is for Jim’s work and casual clothes and the bedroom portion (the new master walk in closet) is for my clothes and Jim’s “going out” clothes. -ha. I don’t know what else to call his fancy clothes.
The man has a lot of clothes!
The paper directions are very self explanatory showing images of each step along with a detailed description.
You can also find the directions on your EasyClosets account. I love how they link the instructions to your custom system directly in your account.
Installing white wood shelves in a closet
We simply followed the directions and constructed our wood shelving system.
We basically constructed the closet system in sections.
Under normal circumstances I would have filled the holes from the wire closet system, sanded and painted but the day we decided to install this portion of the closet was last minute and we were in a time crunch so the holes didn’t get patched until another day.
Each panel has a sticker (the stickers remove easily and do not leave behind a glue residue! yay!) that shows the item number which correlates to the exact image and description in the directions pamphlet.
Below how we used a small sawzall to remove the baseboard so the wood shelving unit could fit flush against the wall.
Adjustable wood shelves
You seriously cannot screw up this installation, it’s so easy! The boxes and product pieces are marked so it’s self explanatory.
We used a screwdriver and a level to construct the wood shelving system.
The wall to the left below is for wood shelves where folded items will go.
The wall straight ahead is for hanging clothes.
The white stickers on the wood shelving pieces are labeled with section name and what parts you need.
Once the wood shelves were put together and the hanging rods were installed, we moved Jim’s work clothes into the closet.
DIY Wood Shelving and Hanger System
Changing our Wire Closet Shelving and Replacing with Wood Shelving was the best idea ever!
Looking good right? All the shelves and hanging racks are adjustable.
Jim’s work and casual clothes are organized and he has plenty of room for his clothes.
Stay tuned as we will be sharing the installation of the big walk in closet (the bedroom part of this room) and full reveal over the next week or two. If you look closely, you will see the closet island in the reflection of the mirror.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Easyclosets. All opinions and words are 100% my own.