Monday, July 25, 2011

Nursery Reveal: Closet

The closet in the nursery is cute, efficient and organized AND I did it for free! 
Wanna see? Of course you do!

Isn't that a cute, clean space?! I love how it turned out.
I asked my ever-capable husband to take the sliding doors off of the closet to open up the room a little more. He thought I was crazy, of course, but did it anyway. 
I used some leftover paint from my older boys' room and added white to it to get it the shade I wanted. I like that it's not the same as the wall color in the rest of the room.

After sorting and organizing baby clothes, most of which fit into this dresser, I needed some storage bins for the top of the closet. I downsized some of my old things (including a bin of clothes from my freshman year in college. 1994. Why did I keep them?!) and added them to the closet. The one on the left is for baby extras--the bumbo chair, training potty, a mobile for the bouncy chair... you know how it is. The one on the right is for clothes as he outgrows them. The little bin in the middle holds some keepsakes and parenting books.

Baby's clothes take up just half of the hanging rod. I have his current size and season as well as some things to transition into for fall. His winter clothes are in storage in the basement, as well as next summer's clothes. Most of these clothes were given to us for our first son, but are just as adorable the third time around!

My dad made this bookshelf for me and my brother when we were little. I sanded it down and stained it walnut. 

The white baskets are from Target over 10 years ago--who knew that one day they would house baby toys for my third son?!

I had a Classic Pooh theme for my two older boys--though not in the same house. Each son has gotten a completely different look in his room! The cherubs in the Pooh frame are none other than myself and my husband. 

This Pooh was from my brother while I was in college and the storybook collection was from a friend in college. 

In case you were wondering, the curtain hanging in the closet is actually a quilt. I hung it using a shower curtain tension rod and safety pins.

My 2- and 4-year-olds like to close the curtain/quilt and hide! They can easily do that as the tie has a velcro closure.

The quilt is from the Transportation by Tiddliwinks collection sold by Target a few years ago. I believe it has been discontinued, but things are still available through ebay. I got the crib bedding through craigslist for a steal! 

I know, that's not part of the closet, but I started talking about the bedding... 

I have three more fun projects to do before the final reveal. If you missed the gallery wall, go check it out! To see my older boys' uber-organized closet, go here

Hope you enjoyed seeing the cute, efficient, organized and FREE closet!

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  1. It is BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks so nice and neat! I hope you're linking this up at a million place!

  2. so sweet and very organized something I have to get a handle on.

  3. Great job on this and the gallery wall. Nice thinking outside the box on both.

  4. What a lovely post! Great job! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. Your nursery looks great! Love the quilt as the closet door! Colorful and beautiful! Thanks for stopping by refreshrestyle. I'm your newest follower!

  6. It all looks perfect..I do like the quilt idea. Visiting via the linky party.

  7. Also visiting via the linky party- What a great a idea to hang the quilt as a closet curtain!

  8. Nice post. Love the gallery and the quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  9. your nursery looks way cute

    Come link this up at my woot woot wednesdays!

  10. Brilliant. My baby girl's closet is desperately in need of a makeover as well, and these are some great tips!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

  11. Great makeover! I'm sure you'll love the extra free space.
    The nursery is adorable!

  12. Very cute Idea. I have been thinking about taking the door off my my daughter's closets and doing this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. love the quilt hanging in the door! the closet looks great.

  14. This is adorable. I love the way the quilt looks as a curtain. I love the trend to make closets look like little rooms themselves. Such great use of space.

  15. I love the door off the closet. This is great inspiration for me! I have a room I am busy remaking into my studio and I dont like the closet door. I used to be my son's room and has a few holes in it! I will be taking it off now!

  16. GReat idea using a quilt as a curtain, and using the curtain as a door! :) That's being super resourceful!! LOVE IT!

  17. That came out adorable! Nice idea.

  18. What a sweet closet! The quilt and shelf your dad made make it special. Thank you for joining the party!


  19. I love the classic poo teddy bear. I'd love to hear the back story on how and where you got him.



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