I am happy to share (finally!) how I did the slanted wall built-in's, with hidden storage, in my sister's closet/laundry room makeover!
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I believe I mentioned in the reveal that I arrived with ideas but no solid plan to get this closet done (in 6 days). When I said I would help do this room I started a slanted wall board on pinterest, to collect ideas I liked. I shared them with my Sister, Kaelynn, and her husband Royce. Once we decided how it would be laid out, I set two work on getting measurements. I would show you my sketches and scribbled on paper, but it got lost. :(
I should have remembered. I took that measurement and subtracted a few inches, then divided it by 3. That gave me the width of the three sections... with a little elbow room for the middle section to roll out.
Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate I made for the room. (can you see all the boards in the back ground?)
old deck wood was the perfect thickness combined with the castors to equal 3 1/2 inches tall. The exact height of my 2x4 bases that the end sections would be sitting on (I will show you a picture in a second). To make it easy I nailed on the block of wood to hold it in place then I...
With the walls and subfloor painted we were ready to install!!
Ok, remember when I said that I only measured the bottom of the walls? Well the top of the walls were not as wide, of course. So the middle sections were too big by less than 1/4 inch. I am not kidding! I was a LITTLE upset, at my mistake. It was about 1am at this point on Thursday night, or I guess Friday morning, and we were so tired. But....
We got home and I cut all the trim right in the room, we started with the baseboard trim, and nailed it on. Then we did the top trim using 1x3 boards. Can you figure out what my sister's are using for ear plugs?
Next up? Filling in the nail holes with spackle, caulking the cracks, and painting the trim. I put my sister Kathy and her husband Taylor to work on this fun project! They were amazing, seriously! This is a vital but tedious job, and I would have never been able to do the other building projects without their help.
When I stained the bare wood on the laundry crate, I ended up staining the rods as well. I love the way they turned out.
If you haven't seen the whole Closet/Laundry Room Makeover,
check it out!
I hope this was helpful if you are planning to tackle a similar project. Here is an approximate cost break down for my sister's built in's:
5 sheets of 3/4 inch 4x8 foot plywood @ 38.97 each = 194.85
2 inch wood screws 1 lb = 6.47
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws, box of 100 = 3.97
Paint tray set= 12.97
White/gloss hardboard panels email@example.com = 40.41
8 caster wheels @ 1.00 each = 8.00
3 1x3 furring strips @2.12 each = 6.36
1 5/8 inch screws 1 lb = 6.47
Trim boards: 1x3's, 1x2's , base moulding, wood for closet rods, and rod holders, spackle and caulk (sorry no break down, lost receipt) = 140.00
and approx $25 in taxes
All other supplies we had on hand, including white primer and paint, free wood from pallets for 2x4 bases, nails and nail gun, extra pocket hole screws...
So... for the Slanted Wall Built-in's, with hidden storage we are looking at a total of $444.50 we could even round it up to $450 to cover any misc item I may have missed. That is not too shabby! For the whole room makeover it was under $600, and done in about a week, that is what I call awesome!
Thanks for reading!