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Old 08-20-2015, 05:21 AM
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It seems you have lots of bulkier fabrics that are hard to neatly fold...I would opt for the doors. Maybe paint them same as the wall color. Also, instead of sliders, I would hinge the doors so they open out, and make each a half of a design wall...killing two birds with one stone (hide your stash, adding valuable design wall) can't wait to see your finished product!

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Old 08-20-2015, 05:29 AM
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I am not in favor of having open shelves, because of dust, random bugs if you open the window to the mountain air, that sort of thing. Love the shelves though - wow!
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:41 AM
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I would keep the doors.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:30 AM
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Doors on definitely!
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:31 AM
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I would do doors to protect the stuff inside from dust and my cat hairs and any possible fading that might occur do to light from the windows. I had fabric stored on a book shelf and some fabric faded and the white ended up with yellowing on the areas where the fold was.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:39 AM
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Oops to protect the fabric. Design the doors so they become storage or display areas.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:43 AM
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*** DOORS - I like tidy.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:09 AM
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I'd have to have doors! Nice grid arrangement!
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:07 AM
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Hahahaha! Normally when you do a "survey" on here, the answers are 50-50 either way. It's sad, because I just love the color that I painted inside the closet. And the cubes looked so great stacked in there empty. But after I filled them, it just looks so messy!
I'm looking around. I think a French door style so I can hung stuff on the inside and make a design wall on the outside sounds great. Maybe with a barn door styling so it looks rustic when I take the flannel down.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by hudgoddess View Post
We just bought a house up in the mountains. The whole place was a nicotine yellow off white. After a coat of Killz and 2 coats of semi gloss, we can breathe in the house! Here's the closet wall in the sewing room/office. I took the big sliding doors off the closet. I guess I'll have to live with it a while before I decide if this looks too messy and needs to be hidden behind bifold doors. What do you think?
I would do no doors. Just refold your fabric sized to fit your cubes. My husband just did the same for me but he installed wire shelving floor to ceiling and I folded the fabric so I can see what is what. Before with the doors I really couldn't see everything in the closet and it was so easy to just stuff more in and shut the doors. Now not only can I see exactly what I am looking for but I tend to keep it neater and the array of color is inspiring.
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