We pulled out everything and used the prefabricated shelves and attached them onto 1" x 2" boards and used a few L-braces to support the shelves in the middle. The kids tested out the shelves and they are nice and sturdy. The process was easier than I thought and we now have room to store everything and actually use the items in the pantry. We even made a spot for our garbage can to keep it out of sight.
|My son with Uncle Jake testing the shelves.|
|Uncle Jake helping test out the shelves again.|
We decided to overlap the smaller shelves onto the larger ones to give them support and hopefully us more room. I love that the garbage can is tucked away and that we can open the door. We even have a spot to hang up our broom and dustpan and room to stick in our mail.
Over at House of Hepworths there is a great tutorial on how to install shelving in a closet.