An Easy Closet for Greta Part III: It’s Finished!

Greta’s closet is complete (!!) and we’re stoked to share with you the outcome with lots and lots of pictures today.

That’s the same closet.  That’s the sa-ame closet! I’m going to say we helped it rise to its full potential.  I’m also going to say that “before” photo is embarrassing. I am hanging my head in shame, but that’s real life. It is terribly difficult to keep things neat when there is no system to keep it organized.  In Greta’s new closet we designed, we have a section for long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeved shirts, skirts/jeans, and her dresses on the far right. I love that the EasyClosets closet system is completely adjustable, so when we need room for longer shirts–we can just move the bars around. In the drawers, we stored her underwear/socks, soft pants (leggings and sweats), and the bottom drawer is filled with pajamas.  The center baskets house stuffed animals in one and toiletries (lotion, pull-ups for night, bum cream–stuff Greta wouldn’t want out in the open ;) in the other.

The last thing we wanted to do after installing a brand new, beautiful closet system was put all of Greta’s cheap, white, mis-matched, plastic hangers back in.  So, we ordered wooden children’s hangers for tops and dresses and some for her bottoms, too.
The warm wood looks great with the natural textures in the room–the bed and grasscloth–and really pop against the bold pink.  One of our favorite features about the EasyClosets system is hanging out at the bottom, the sliding bin that we are using to store Greta’s shoes.  So far, she really loves tossing her shoes in (and taking them out–and then back in, etc.) so I am keeping my fingers crossed, we won’t have many rogue shoes around the house anymore.
We swapped out the old turquoise handles on Greta’s closet door, for these pink glass ones I picked up at Hobby Lobby for $3 a pop after a coupon.  I think it is a nice preview of what you can expect when you open the doors–prettiness and more pink.
And!! A happy little backpack from my sister.  It is going to be great when she starts preschool in the fall, but Greta likes to wear it all of the time even now.  Even empty.  So, I hung it on a command hook just above her hamper so it is handy for her to grab and go.
Other little details we included is this little Mexican doll from her Aunt Andi who lives in Mexico atop two books we regularly read at bedtime.  I also framed a photo of us.  Greta loves to tell us who we are in the picture over and over, and I honestly can’t get enough.
Renovating the closet was a small part of Greta’s whole room redo–an add on really–but it has made a huge difference.  We couldn’t be happier with the way the closet turned out and the spunk it added to her big-girl room–a room that we are ready to call done!  But, we’ll break that down next week.
Missed part of the process?  Look back at where we started, designing the closet, and installing it.
Psst–The closet system was sponsored by EasyClosets.com.  We enjoyed working with them and their fantastic product and would use their closet systems again in a heartbeat.  The wooden hangers were supplied by Onlyhangers.com.  As always, all opinions and words are my own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors, as they support us.

22 Comments

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Tarah

    That’s quite a before-and-after! It looks amazing! You’ve inspired me to organize my daughter’s closet. I was wondering, is there a small dresser or anything else like that in the room too, or is absolutely everything stored in the closet now? I really love the idea of getting rid of my daughter’s bulky dresser to free up some space in her room, but I never thought it would work. This makes me feel like it’s possible!

    • Reply March 15, 2013

      Chris Loves Julia

      Tarah,

      Everything is stored in her closet. Everything. Greta’s room is pretty small, so we really needed to maximize the use of her closet. There is no other dresser in the room.

    • Reply March 15, 2013

      Tarah

      Awesome! I’m totally going to try this. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Rachael

    That closet looks AMAZING!! Bookmarking this to use on Chloe’s closet after we move. :)

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Kathy

    Ah-MAZING. I want to spend my tax refund on organizing my own closet now. And, to be honest, I dream of the day when we grow up and don’t use platic hangers anymore ;-)

    • Reply March 15, 2013

      Chris Loves Julia

      Greta has wooden hangers. Chris has wooden hangers. I’m still rockin’ the plastic ones. You’re not alone. ;)

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    The Rowlands

    Gorgeous!! Great job!!

  • It looks absolutely beautiful! You guys did a wonderful job!! :)

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Chantal Olsen

    I’m obsessed with this. I want my own easy closets system!!! I shouldn’t be jealous of a 3 year old but I totally am.

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Kristine

    its beauuuutiful!!! she must feel like a princess walking up to that.

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    LStevens

    Looks lovely! I have been wondering: what happened with the paint on her carpet? I remember seeing the carpet guy at work lifting the stain but haven’t heard if it will be covered under warranty? (I may have missed an update?)

    • Reply March 15, 2013

      Chris Loves Julia

      It is still in limbo. They are saying that the carpet has to be cleaned every 6 months professionally to keep the warranty active. :/

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Anonymous

    Sooo cute! You guys did a GREAT job. Love it!

  • It looks so good! And it’s so organized! I love it!

  • SO SO SMART! It looks so amazing. I love this idea of a closet organizer than the white wire ones we have right now. I wonder if they have walk-in closet organizers too. I love love wooden hangers.

    • Reply March 15, 2013

      Chris Loves Julia

      They DO have walk in organizers and even garage and pantry ones. I could spend a day on that site just dreaming.

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Ron

    Wow! What an amazing transformation. So nice that you almost wouldn’t want to close the closet doors! Great Job Guys!

  • Reply March 15, 2013

    Lauren Monique

    Looks great! Inspiring to see all that vertical space utilized, and so much better than the basic closet builders add to a home.
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  • Reply March 16, 2013

    Caroline Nolazco

    It’s so cheery! My favorite is the backpack :)

  • Reply March 17, 2013

    Jennifer Hibberd Mundy

    It is perfect! Loving the pink!

    Jenny
    http://Www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

  • Reply January 4, 2014

    bethanyyoung12

    Amazing !! This is really amazing as it shares two purposes after installing, one is to keep things in an organized manner secondly they are so attractive and give more perfection to the interior. I would appreciate if you can share more about custom closets New York

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