Dont have the space that a walk-in closet demands? Try building a walk-by. An old ladder bridges the gap between two basic shelving units and creates a homey space to hang clothes-a far cry from the typical sterile, stainless steel rod.
1. Drill matching holes in the back of the nightstand and the rear of the drawer. 2. Affix adhesive wire clips (available at office-supply stores) to the drawer bottom and cable, near holes. 3. Thread cords, leaving enough loose line so drawer can open; clip them, and tie on a 5-ounce fishing weight behind table to take up the slack when the drawer is closed.
Homemade hangers preserve the shape of tall boots and maximize space. They're created by replacing the knobs on cedar boot trees with large cup hooks, which are screwed into the tops. The trees and boots then hang from a cafe-curtain rod.