Monday, August 1, 2011

Project: Closet to Nursery Transformation

In my house, I have two kids with one on the way. I have a 3 bedroom house, in which every room is occupied. Where the heck are we going to put this new baby? :0) In the Master Closet of course! haha Now that might sound weird, but you should see the size of this's not even a closet, it's a room! A 12 x 9 foot room with 9 ft. ceilings. Craziness how someone would actually think they needed that much space for clothes and shoes...but I really love the space, and I felt it had a ton of potential. That being said...the baby is going to live in the closet/nursery.  
I found on the Pottery Barn website you can plan your room transformations for free! (I love that word: FREE.) I slapped that on here for ya so you get an idea of the space, and the pictures will make sense...
Here is a view of my side of the closet from the doorway. I already cleaned it out...just imagine this being really cluttered. And see that space above the top shelf?! That space is just screaming: Utilize me! 
Another view from the window. 
Pulled out all of the shelves and puttied them up. Once that dried I sanded the bumps down as best I could. 
Since I want this to be a comfortable living space for Baby #3, I chose a nice soft paint color for my accent wall. (This wall is where the crib will go.) 
Next step: Building the 8 foot cubby hole shelf! Ana White is an amazing teacher! She has taught me everything I know about woodwork. For this project I used 3-2x12 boards, 2" screws, wood glue, a circular saw, a drill, a pocket hole drill, paint, and a sander. It ended up costing me 24 buckaroos. Not bad! 
Brett got home and helped me carry it inside.
Then I put him to work. He was my studfinder-hehehe-and was able to hang my new clothes rods with ease. 
All done! The room looks even bigger and very calming. It will be a nice retreat for the new bubs. :0)
*We haven't started on my hubby's side of the closet yet, will post about it shortly!*


Melanie said...

I'm so glad you posted pictures. I asked Brett if you took them and he didn't know.

It looks fantastic...of course. What an awesome job. Love it.

Melanie said...

P.S. love the new look. Tip: if you go onto TCBOTB she tells you how you can center up the header. She's amazing. I LOVE her blog "secrets"

Katie said...

O wow! That is too neat! I will have to check back for more pictures when you get all the baby stuff in there!
Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick!

Nicole said...

Can I have your brain? You are so creative and good at your talent. I might be a little jealous! Fantastic!!

Jenna said...

Great use of space! So cool! I find it pretty incredible that your closet has a window. I'll be back to see the space completely transformed - I bet it will be adorable.