All of my 30 minute organization projects have motivated me to take on some more-time-consuming-but- much-needed projects around here. One of which was to spend some time organizing my daughter’s closet. It is ginormous!
|Clearly this is the before picture. 😉|
I think she has more closet real estate than anyone else in the family. There’s no way she’ll ever have enough clothing to fill this closet. That would be crazy! I decided to use the left side for clothing and the right side for toys. We don’t have a playroom so this will work out quite nicely. I decided to work on the left side first.
I pulled everything out……..
and painted the inside of the closet a very light gray (Olympic moonstone). This is the same color I’m planning to paint the rest of her bedroom. I organized, labeled, and prettied things up in the closet; and it looks like this now.
I’m so glad I finally took the time to do this. It makes getting her dressed and ready for school in the morning so much easier. I re-purposed a Stella and Dot jewelry box (from a necklace I recently purchased that I’m in love with!) to make cute hanging labels for her white storage containers.
I laid a piece of chalkboard vinyl (purchased at Michael’s months ago) right on top.
Her room is going to be done in a turquoise and pink color palette, so I wanted to keep that flowing into the closet. To label the large storage containers on the floor (Ikea), I used some wooden oval cutouts (Hob Lob) and more chalkboard vinyl.
I used a black sharpie to color in the sides. Then I hot glued a little bow on top to make them fun and girly.
|I used a piece of Command tape to stick them on the containers.|
My little girlfriend is all about the accessories. I think she may have a career in jewelry design. I’m not kidding. I think her first word was necklace – or rather “neck-yes”. Anyhow, I wanted to give her a better set-up for all of her pretty little things.
These were all items that I already had. I used a plastic planter that I picked up a while ago in the floral dept. of Kroger to hold her sunglasses and headbands.
The metal rose wall hook I attached with command strips. This is from the Shabby Chic line at Target (years ago) and it used to hang over the crib in her nursery. It’s perfect for more headbands and necklaces. Vintage teacups are so great for charms or squinkies (whatever you’re into). 😉
The pink acrylic container was a vintage find and it holds more of her little hair pretties.
The mirror and framed footprints I brought in just for fun. I like the way the mirror makes this closet look a little less closety. You know what I mean right?! If it’s pretty we’ll work harder to keep it that way. That’s my hope at least! Don’t even get me started on those tiny little 10 day old feet. I heart them. I love seeing them in here with all of her big girl clothes. It makes me realize how fast time goes every time I open her closet doors. It’s a great daily reminder to slow down.
The only thing I really bought for this little closet makeover was an over the door shoe holder (Kroger).
It was the best $9.99 I’ve ever spent. Seriously, I love it!
Okay, I lied, I also bought some command hooks (with a coupon of course at Target). I wanted her to have an easy place to hang up her dance bag, robe, and other VIP things. I placed them low enough for her to hang things up all by herself.
Hanging these command hooks low left room up top for a hair bow holder. I had this canvas in my craft closet. I glued some grosgrain ribbon to the back.
Then I was inspired by this gorgeous piece from Cocoa and Hearts by Jen Ramos.……
|I LOVE THIS PAINTING!|
and painted my own version. I’m soooo not an artist, but I don’t think my little girlfriend minds too much.
She loves it, and that’s what matters right?!
So here’s the left side of the girl’s closet.
Much better than before right? Now I need to get busy on the right side.
Anyone else doing any organizing lately?
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