Good Question Revisted: Contact Paper Removal & Deep Shelves for Closet

Good Question Revisted: Contact Paper Removal & Deep Shelves for Closet

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Janel Laban
Feb 3, 2009
Before and After
You may remember that Ayse sent in a question about removing contact paper from the walls of her closet. The community came through with a wonderful simple suggestion that worked perfectly - using a hair dryer. (AT readers are so smart!) Ayse says, After some spackling we painted the closet a deep deep red (Benjamin Moore's salsa, see photo) and now I'm looking forward to having a nice deep linen closet. BUT she has one more question for the crowd...
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: sf(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

The new problem I'm facing is finding shelves deep enough for this closet. I'm not asking for anything outrageous, it's only 24.5inches deep by 40" wide, but all melamine/veneer shelves I'm finding at Home Depot are 12inches deep max. And container store's 20" deep shelves don't go 40" wide. My husband wants to just make the shelves out of plywood, but I'm concerned about finding tiny splinters in my linens, even if I painted the shelves. AND I am SO done painting... The closet took three coats.

In short, my question is where can I find nicely finished shelves at 20-24" depths?

Can you suggest any sources for Ayse? Let her know below...thanks!

Related Link: Good Questions: Remove Contact Paper from Drywall?

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