Pantry Remodel! So you empty first, and knock those shelves out! It was small closet sized, we repaired any wall damaged and painted. the strips are from the wood they used to hold the former shelves up. My production line for painting. I used a left over Behr semi-gloss for the first 2 coats. But finished it off with a nice coat of gloss. You can see the L shaped aluminum “brace” he used to hold the shelves. Smart hubby. I can see everything! We did add one more shelf up high a little later. And the bottom shelf is about 8 inches from the floor, so I can clean! Everything has a place. So nice. No more digging around to find things.