A deep, dark cave under the stairs to the apartment above, the closet was filled with junk, was filthy, and featured majorly cracked walls (with plenty of mice-friendly crevices). I hated it. And last week, I decided to make it over.
Phase one = three steps. One: remove all the junk. Two: take down the two horizontal hanging racks (which seemed like a good idea, but were far from functional since coats hung on the front rack made access to the back impossible). Three: clean.
Result of phase one:
The top of the nightstand was damaged (watermarks) and I didn't feel like refinishing it, so I just cut down two vinyl place mats (also from Dollarama) to make a cover for the top. I adhered the place mats with sticky tac. Here are some detail shots of my work in progress:
Not bad for a few bucks, a bit of thrift and a little elbow grease, right?