3. And here I thought I was Mrs. Fixit…

I had a long day at work yesterday and did not get home until after 9:00.  I set my things down, took off my shoes, and then proceeded to find this:

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Yep, the shelf I so painstakingly hung in my closet in order to create a home for all my clothes completely came out of the wall.  I needed this shelf.  Before I installed it, there was only one long pole across the top of my closet, hanging much too high for me to actually use (I’m only 5’1″, most things are too high).  I went to Home Depot, bought some shelving and the hanging kits, and followed the installation directions to a T.  I even busted out my level and drill.  I blame it on the 100-year-old walls.

I took everything out this morning before leaving for work.  Note the terrible carnage to the wall and my awesome shoe collection.

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I’m not really sure what I should do next.  Should I reinstall the shelf and risk further calamity?  Do I try a different type of shelf?  Do I give up and just throw my clothes on the floor? I’m really dreading the solution.

I’m just waiting for the moment that the OTHER shelves I installed (i.e. the second shelf in my closet and the two I put in Jason’s “closet”) eject themselves from the walls.

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On a brighter note, I’m pretty pleased with the way my distressed dresser is turning out!  Here’s a sneak peek:

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Hoping your closets don’t cave in,

Mrs. Fixit Gabriella

 

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