When I found out we were expecting a little girl, the first thing that came to mind? Her closet! We’re just a couple months away from welcoming her to the world, and I have to admit that we have yet to figure out her nursery plans. But her custom nursery closet? It’s coming along just as I had imagined.
Our daughter’s future nursery started off with standard sliding closet doors. They were unappealing to the eye and made it difficult to reach or find anything inside. The closet also became a convenient place to shove all of the gear we could not find a home for elsewhere. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Here’s an ugly—but honest!—before picture.
In the hopes of avoiding the clutter catcher the closet was becoming, we decided to make it into a showstopper that we wouldn’t mind seeing every time we walked into her room. Here’s a little recap of how we transformed a blah closet into the perfect spot to display our little girl’s collection of vintage dresses and fun shoes. Oh, and did I mention the closet shelf system that we started with costs around $40?
First, we removed the sliding doors and the hardware that went along with them, in addition to taking out the single shelf and wooden clothing rack that were original to the closet. We patched up the holes from removing the shelf and painted the entire closet with a fresh coat of white paint.
We built half of the Closetmaid Vertical Closet Organizer and secured it in the center of the closet. Then we reinstalled the shelf that we had removed right on top of the organizer and secured it with corner braces from our home improvement store. Finally, we secured the second half of the closet organizer on top of the shelf.
We swapped out the standard plastic clothing bar that was included with the closet organizer kit for glam brass bars. Then we accessorized the closet with our little girl’s dresses (hung on the sweetest little hangers) and shoes. Oh, and those tasseled bins? You can DIY them for $1 each! Check out the simple tutorial over on Momma Society.
Here’s to hoping that the rest of the space comes together just as beautifully as her custom nursery closet!