Hey Homies, it’s been a while! I’ve been busy and I wanted to take a minute to share one of the many projects I’ve been working on lately.
Do you hate your closet? Well, hate no more……it’s an easy fix!!!
This bedroom was painted a light pink four years ago, which was perfect for a 3 year old. The new design, however, for the now much older 7 year old calls for “Hot” pink walls, per the diva. I did try to sway said diva from hot pink, but her mind was made up. In the end, I really wanted to give her what SHE wanted. It IS her room after all. So, I figured out a way to calm the room down AND give her the hot pink she wanted, and I can’t wait to show it off at a later date. So, don’t freak out when you see the hot pink. Trust me, it will look great! I hope!!! :-)
Before the closet went in, the old baseboard was removed. This allowed the closet tower to sit flush against the wall. Once the closet was installed, the beautiful new 5 inch baseboard was installed.
The original plan was to use this closet tower for some of the toys previously stored in the bottom of the closet. Then, I came up with another solution for the toys which I will reveal in a later post. This shelving unit ended up being filled with jewelry, purses, hair accessories, and additional clothing from a dresser in the room, which opened up much needed storage in other parts of the room. It just made more sense to have all the clothing and accessories together, and all the toys together.
The closet tower does come unassembled, but with very easy-to-follow instructions. The two drawers were an additional cost and also had to be assembled. The bars can mount directly to the tower since the sides are solid and thick, but I wanted to utilize the space above the tower with a third clothing rod. So, once the tower was in place, I screwed an 8’ melamine board to the right side of the tower. The melamine board goes all the way to the ceiling of the closet, giving me a surface to screw the top rod to.
In case you’re wondering, there are standards for closet rod heights. Obviously, adult clothing is longer than children’s clothing, so this needs to be taken into consideration when designing a closet. I did push the limits just a tad on this closet, since it is a child’s room, in order to get the third rod in at the top.
The little diva LOVES her new closet and it is now a pleasure to put away the clean laundry since there is so much room! The only problem is that now she thinks we need to go shopping to fill the closet up again!!!!