Let's start off by taking a look at this crowed, cluttered closet.
In an attempt to add book storage a few years ago, a small shelf was added.
As you can see in the photo, the shelf above the basket runs only 1/4 of the way across the closet and virtually inaccessible unless you get a ladder and stick your head around the corner into the space. There were a few things that got placed on these selves but never used for anything that needed accessing. This room, along with the rest of the house, suffered from the roof leaking for 12 years before a tree fall on the roof making yet another major leak. I knew the office had water damage on the ceiling, but didn't realize what we would find when we tore into the closet. (We are thankful that the church had the roof replaced and no more leaks.)
This is what we found.
Gross mold ! Out came my rubber gloves, mask and a bucket of hot bleach water, and the cleaning began. The tape in the corners of the closet was letting loose as well. I tore this off and my handy husband re-taped the dry wall. At the same time, he made the door opening larger to fit a standard 4 foot bi-fold door. Any of you who have done dry wall taping know the process of mudding, sanding, more mudding, sanding and loads of DUST!
This project is turning out to be more work than what I had anticipated, but the end results keeps me moving forward. In the mean time this is what our living room looks like with all the office and closet stuff !