Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Little Room in the Closet

When Hope was ready to move into a room of her own, there wasn't a spot for her with the other kids, so I decided to make her a room in my walk-in closet. My neighbor had given me the idea when she made a little nursery for her newborn... It was a big job to remove all the things that had accumulated in there... Somehow, there was way more then just clothes in there :)~

Then I took off the door and hung curtains on pressure rods so that I could close them when she is sleeping.


I used a toddler bed with her old crib mattress. Because there is an angled wall in the closet, the bed had to be built in place.



I made her bedding by cutting a twin quilt in half and binding it with blanket binding. She wanted a princess bed so I hung a set of pink curtains from the rod that used to hold my clothing. They can be closed for a little hideout effect if she is in the mood for a fort. A little step stool also doubles as a night stand for her to put things on.


I hung a floor cloth on the wall, that I had painted a long time ago, above the bed.


A bug nightlight from IKEA has a nice glow in the middle of the night...


I used a pressure shower rod to hang her clothing from above the shelving along the top of the closet.


I used bins with their lids removed for extra clothing storage...


The built-in shelving made a nice place to store toys and books...



Including her tea tray with her tea set... which is always in use :)

This has been a wonderful way to give Hope her own space and it is very easy to keep clean.

15 comments:

dana said...

What a cool idea and how totally cozy! I want to sleep in a little room like that! Great way to use your space. I'm gonna remember that one for when we have a house.

Melissa Goodsell said...

What a lovely little space. It looks beautiful :)

beki said...

Wow, what a clever idea! Her space is just perfect :-)

Megan said...

You are such a good Mommy! You gave up your walk in for your princess...

That really is great! it's so cozy. I would have LOVED that as a child. I liked anything small. I really wanted to live in my dollhouse... :)

corry said...

What a cozy little room, a beautiful room for a little princess. That's what a call a clever solution!
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Lynn said...

I love her cozy room. I am impressed! I would have loved this too.

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Summer said...

I love the room! I bet she just loves being in there! You did a wonderful job!

M.L. said...

I am in awe of your creativity. Not only did you do a beautiful job, but it's completely practical too. One of these days soon, I will post about the rod I put in my teenagers closet way up high for all her purses. :) I just posted the new french walls we stenciled in her room. And... thank you for your kind comment about my white sheer bedroompanels.http://thehouseofwhimsy.blogspot.com

Simone said...

This is the sweetest little room.

Laura said...

Aewsome creativity! It looks like it was tons of work but well worth it.

i'm kelly said...

so cute! she will love it!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

What a lovely nook for Miss Hope!

henny said...

Wow...beautiful room, even not a little kid I also want to sleep there :)
It seems very cozy...
I bet Hope really like her new room. You're clever, Shell!

Kaat at MamaStories said...

That is so beautiful. My daughter is three and she still happily cosleeps with us, but I am preparing (mentally as yet) for when she wants her own room. We don't have big closets like that, but there are some nooks and corners close to our bedroom that might be a nice transition for her to her own big room. Thank you for the idea and the pictures. It is gorgeous.

henzy said...

oh that's a great idea. Lucky you have a closet big enough.