Friday, March 4, 2011

Nursery Room - Closet Reveal

It's Friday!!!  You know what that means, right?!  Well, minus the fact that tomorrow is Saturday...and it's officially the start of the weekend...oh, and it's officially my last day of being a 28 year old (yep-my bday is tomorrow!  woot!), it's CLOSET REVEAL DAY!!!!  Yay!!!

All right, so maybe the weekend is more exciting to you guys than anything else...that's besides the point!  Just humor me and pretend you're ecstatic to see the whole closet in all of it's glory, m'kay?!  Thanks!

A few weekends ago, while I was working on the finishing coats of the bookshelves, Chris primed and painted all of the 'pieces' of the closet.  Our neighbors officially think we're nuts.  Bookshelves, closet, toybox, and actually another something else that we've been up to...they think we're running a furniture biz from the inside of our home.

This is really the only 'in progress' shot I've got.  The rest was pretty explanatory...we followed our drawing for the design pattern of it, nailed and glued it all together, re-sanded after we caulked in the seams and filled in the nail homes, and gave it another fresh coat of white paint.

Oh more.

Chris notched out the side pieces of the closet to account for the quarter round molding and the baseboard.  Our closet system sits flush against the back of the closet wall now.

To install the closet system, we bought little L-brackets and screwed them into drywall screws to attach to the back of the closet, and then attached them to our actual closet pieces.  We had wanted to screw them into the studs, but the studs, of course, were not anywhere close to where we needed them to be.

We did this on the bottom shoe shelves, in the middle, and then again along the top.  We tried to 'hide' them so they weren't too obvious.  We did do a little bit of damage to the walls as we were installing the closet system, but nothing a little touch up work won't fix!

After we got her shoeshelves and the top shelf in, we added in the clothing rails (is that even what they're called?!  I have no idea...the things that you hang the clothes on...), and then added in a few of the baskets that I no longer needed from us doing our own closet update  with the shoe shelves last year.  Score for free reuse that fits in perfectly!

Without further ado, I give you...the closet!

The top cubby is bigger than the rest of the cubbies.  This will allow her to put boots or things that are a little bit taller up there.  The right side is for hanging up longer items.  The mirror can be removed if it becomes unnecessary one day.  We designed the whole closet system to be adjustable (minus the cubbies), so that it could grow with her.

This next one cracks me up.  Kodi wants to know why I forgot to include his bed at the bottom of the left side of the closet (per the closet design).  Poor Kodi...we'll have to make him another bed and put it under the window or something!

If you do go and look at the nursery room closet design, you'll notice that the toy box location is flipped.  That's because our closet isn't symmetrical, and the walls aren't even.  The toybox lid would have had to be shaved to go in on the left side, so we just flipped it to the right.  So not worth it once it was all put together!

Here's one with the bookshelves and the new closet.  I'm loving how fresh and fun everything feels in here so far!

Onto my favorite part...the before and after!  It's hard to remember that we started with this at the end of January :

and we now have this :

What a difference, huh?!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  We're taking tomorrow off from nursery design and having a bday BBQ at the house...I'm so excited for what my last year in my 20's is going to bring!!  Don't worry, I'll eat an extra piece of cake for all of you guys too.  I am pregnant after-all!
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  1. With a baby girl, that closet will be full before she get's home from the hospital! So very nice! Great work. (Tell Kodi if he squeezes, he may fit under that low hanging rod.)

  2. Very nice! I haven't seen too many home diy's that didn't have a bump or scratch here and there. The walls will work themselves out.

  3. Looks great! and probably way cheaper than famncy elfa from containet store too!!

  4. I am so impressed and I love the rich blue for a little girl! Thanks for the closet tips.

  5. Wow, the room is really coming together!

  6. It looks GREAT! My 8-yr-old daughter walked behind me as I was looking at the pictures and she *flipped* over the closet (and the curtains!) and said "I wish that was my closet" -- ha! Have fun filling it up with all your little girl things :)

  7. I looks amazing! I am trying to figure out what to do with my son's cube shaped walk in closet... seriously a 4 yr old doesn't need a walk in... but it doubles as his play room lol!

  8. Your new closet system is awesome! Happy birthday!

  9. That's fabulous - you've done a fantastic job! I love the way the dog is looking up at the items in the closet!

    Came via Meet Me Monday.
    CJ xx

  10. I absolutely love it! Kalia is one lucky girl! (And can you please come do my closet now?! = )

  11. Hi there! WOW what a great job on the closet! New follower from Meet Me Monday Hop. Drop on by and see me if you get the chance, thanks!


  12. So pretty! I love the mirror in the closet. I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  13. Oh, that's so cute! I found you from Making the World Cuter - and you definitely are! I'd love to include this room in my gallery of kids' rooms. Email me if you'd like to be included! Have a great week!

  14. i am so loving the way this room is working out. the closet looks fab-i am jealous of it, lol. the orginization, the little bench. i want a grown up version of this, please!

  15. Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower! :) love your blog!Erin

  16. love the closet and shelves in your nursery!! We are also trying to get nursery ready for our lil one. Great ideas!! I can't wait to see the finished nursery :) can't wait for that satisfaction!! lol.

  17. looks like a great looking closet/ dressing room for your little one

  18. Great job on your closet. If we were to live here any longer I would do the same with the kids closet. It looks great. The baby girls is one lucky little one.

  19. I think that its a good thing for kids to have this kind of closet system. They can start being organized at a young age with their stuffs and learn to tidy things up.


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