Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A closet REDO!!!

My two youngest kids, have RIDICULOUSLY small closets!
This WAS middle's closet.....
He is 6 and, his clothes have been getting too big for the double clothes rod...soooooo....
I have been wanting to make over his closet for awhile....
{actually, his whole room will be redone this throughout the summer}
I mean, really....It appears to have the qualities of a closet that could be organized....
but seriously, LET'S NOT FOOL OURSELVES...

is what came out of it!
(and there is more to the left that is NOT in the picture)

So I started by removing everything....which took WAY longer then one would imagine!
Then I took out all of the rods and organizing shelves...

Then removed the upper shelf, as I felt it was set too low.
I patched...
Let dry...

Finally I sanded.
So this summer, we are painting his room blue on the top half, and brown on the bottom half, with chair rail in the middle.
I thought, what a great place to test it out and see how we liked it...
I mean, who says a closet can't be pretty!
Here goes....

Lovin' the blue...

REALLLLLLLLLLY love the brown!!!

Added chair rail, mainly for fun....and patched.
Added a regular clothes bar, and the supports for the shelf.
Put in the shelf...about 51/2 inches then the original.

(I Still need to paint the actual DOOR...and frame.
It will be white.)
**For now, pay no attention. ;)**
Clothes in...

I put in an over-the-door shoe organizer...
which houses his shoes, sandals, slippers, hats, and gloves.

A 6 hole cubbie from Target, with 3 canvas boxes, hold some of his toys, that are not played with everyday.
There is room for his rain boots on the one side.

I got these 3 baskets from Michael's for 50% off on sale.
One has summer shorts and tank tops...
One has miscellaneous off-season sports materials...
One is just miscellaneous...with a backpack, and some things he needs to grown into.

I made the little labels for each of the baskets, because you can't see what is in them.

Plus, it adds some cuteness!

I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful it is to open the closet!

Middle knows exactly where things go, and he has actually been playing with all of it more often as well!

It is a little haven in his room. :)

I can't wait until I do the whole room like it....
after school is out...that is the project!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. Hello - found you over at Two Little Tots. What an adorable blog (love the title), great redo too! I'm a follower!

  2. Wow, now that's a transformed closet! Love it! Thanks for visiting my site today. I'm following you now. :)

  3. this looks awesome!!! oh man i need to tidy up my little guy's closet...

  4. Wow! Great organization! I need to do this with my daughters closet.

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

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