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The nursery is going well and almost complete. Over the last few days, we have finished up the closet.
For most people, the closet is no big deal. But for this mommy, organization in the closet is EVERYTHING. Having a new baby is tough, having a new baby and an 18 month old is tougher, and having all of that plus an unorganized space can make things down right crazy!
Here is a picture of what the closet looked like prior to our little nursery makeover. It was pretty standard with one long hanging bar and a shelf above that.
We removed the mirror doors as they are difficult to slide back and forth and make it difficult to access the closet. We ended up selling them on Craigslist for a nice little profit.
You would be surprised at how awesome a closet can look if you paint the inside of it. Most people choose to keep it white, but I love to paint a color that coordinates with the room. In this case, we used turquoise. No matter what, if you are doing a room makeover, take the time to freshen up the closet with a new coat of paint. It makes a huge difference!
The closet system was purchased from Home Depot and was incredibly cost effective at approximately $80. It doubled our hanging space and the shelf space is wonderful! It was pretty easy for my hubbie to put together . . . I directed from the glider chair. I will say that having a level is key to making sure everything lines up correctly.
I added some snap baskets that I already owned to the shelves and they hold blankets and toys. I think they are a little too big, but my little girl finds it easy to pull them out and they can take a beating, so we will stick with them.
Lastly, we installed a curtain rod to the inside of the closet. We bought one for $5 . . . it is brass and quite unattractive, but who is going to see it? I added some detail fabric to my IKEA curtains and VOILA! Adorable closet and great organization for less than $150!
I have also posted this blog entry at Serenity Now: A Progress Party:
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-Amanda- High Fire Mommy