This past weekend we started reloading our daughter’s room and designing storage solutions for the space. I have a ton to share over a few posts, so let’s get started.
First on the agenda was reinstalling Tessa’s closet shelving and doors. As much as I liked the openness of having the dresser in the closet, I can’t get over how much space reassembling the closet created. I know… a functioning closet equals tons of storage… who knew?!
Here’s the “Before”:
The guys moved the dresser out and the shelving tower was anchored in.
I noticed that the old closet rods had off white holders.
Just as I was thinking, “Should I paint those?” this happened:
Tyson accidentally cracked the top holder and the decision was made for me… new closet rod holders it is. Yay! The old ones would’ve seriously bugged me every time I opened the closet.
Once the new holders were in, Tyson rehung the doors. This is like maneuvering a life size puzzle.
But when they’re in, they look… well… just like their suppose to. I like it!
Then it was time to load it up.
First things, first. Since we got rid of Tessa’s dresser, we needed a solution for those things that couldn’t be hung up… namely socks, underthings and pajamas. For these, I was able to find collapsable boxes at Target in their dollar section. They were $2.50 each… Can you believe it?! And they are the perfect color.
I grabbed these in the same section. They are exactly what we needed and the right price.
The rest I reused from before. I picked up the purple and black damask box at Target a few seasons ago and I’m still kicking myself for only getting one.
I am so thankful for the purple paint we picked. Everything I’ve found has worked with it perfectly. I’ve also found containers in grey that compliment the bedding, but I am under strict orders: no grey.
Although we just restored our closet to it’s original function, I still love the idea of thinking outside the box and utilizing the space in a unique way. So… what’s in your closet? Have you come up with some creative storage solutions for a closet in your home? Feel free to share your not so dirty laundry here.
PS. I’ll be linking this post up to the very fun blog “Organize & Decorate Everything” There are tons of great tips there, so definitely check her out.