As I wrap up the art wall in Greta's big-girl room and track down some trim for the curtains and a few other final details, I can feel this room revamp coming to a close. Or at least all the big projects feel done. And then last night, right before I fell asleep--I whispered, we need to do something about Greta's closet. And Chris, miracle of miracles, was 100% on board for a big-girl closet overhaul. I dare say he was excited about it. When in Rome, right?
Greta's closet is very basic. One bar across the whole thing. A shelf above the bar. We added some different knobs when we did her nursery that we'll change out to coordinate with her new room, and you may be able to see those white sliders at the very top that keep these doors closed/locked/really hard for her to open. We don't want her to get pinched fingers from the bifold doors or empty out all of her clothes or get to any toys in her closet while she is supposed to be sleeping.
The inside, ugh, it. is. a. MESS! For the sake of keeping it real, I just opened the doors and snapped a picture. So, it might not always be this disastrous in there--but I've also seen it worse, especially when we forget to slide those locks over and Greta has her way with the closet.
We don't use the changing table anymore and the two drawers don't hold much, so we have decided to sell this piece of furniture and come up with a closet solution that makes more sense for Greta's needs. We'd love for it to have multiple shorter rods, lots of storage boxes or baskets to hold anything from stuffed animals to shoes and socks. Also some concealed storage/drawers would be a great bonus for things like pants and underwear. I also have this dream of having everything OFF of the floor. And while I am dreaming....
Yes please. The funny thing is, I made a wish list in my mind of what I would love Greta's closet to have and then I found the above photo here and angels started singing. ANGELS! Yes, that closet would be great. The one below (found here) also seems like a pretty good solution, although the drawer and the very bottom feels...weird? Like it might easily scratch the floor.
But don't get me wrong, something like that (minus that bottom drawer, or is it a step stool?) would be welcomed as well. Bottom line, just when we thought we were wrapping up Greta's room, we are rolling up our sleeves once again. And I am off the pick up some paint swatches for the interior of her closet. :) Anyone else spending time in their closets lately? I cleaned out my half yesterday and got rid of 73 items. I have about 15 left. It feels so good!!