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Sharing today an update on our laundry room renovation with a tutorial on how to make industrial pipe shelving perfect for the closet.

industrial style pipe shelving in a closet with industrial galvanized bins

In this next installment of the laundry room renovation, we want to talk closets and storage.

upward by sherwin williams wall paint in closet

Depending on who you ask, some people in our house might suggest that I have too many shoes. I will neither confirm nor deny this allegation. I will, however, say that a lot of thought was put into this space because if there just happened to be a pair or two of shoes that needed a nice home, I think they would appreciate having a dedicated area all to their own.

plumbing pipe coat rack attached to 2x6 boards for closet organization

The laundry room industrial pipe shelving we’re showing off today has been the only part of this closet that we haven’t had to discuss endlessly.

galvanized pipe spray painted matte black

These shelves are so, so easy to put up.

We used 2×10 boards and a mish mash of industrial pipe to throw it together. If you’ve read our industrial style curtain rod, it’s a pretty similar process.

industrial closet storage in laundry room closet with hanging shoe rack

After the laundry room industrial pipe shelves went up, we went back and forth about additional storage. Should we put cube storage on the other side of the coat rack? What about a bench? Or a cube underneath the coat rack and leave the other side completely open?

industrial pipe shelving with galvanized storage bin

We decided on keeping just the coat rack with storage above and also installing a piece of barnwood to hang three industrial bins from. The boots will go underneath the coat rack and we’ll build a short wooden stand – just something right above the floor so the dirty shoes aren’t directly on the tile.

DIY closet shelving system with industrial pipe

After all the back and forth brainstorming, everyone is happy, including the shoes 🙂

closet storage and organization with industrial pipe shelving system

All our best,

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industrial bins

hanging shoe rack



  1. Nicole

    Ooo love it! It’s pretty and also can separate out the areas of different types of clothes. Awesome!

  2. Margaret

    What a great idea! I wish I had found this before my closet remodel a couple years ago. I will have to try it out and also use it for curtain rod (I had to check out your tutorial too!) … it is one more reason to get the next house! 😉

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you so much, Margaret! I hope the curtain rod DIY goes well and yes, when the current house is all done, time for a new one 😉



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