January 8, 2013

An Organized {and Girly} Closet for Two

We've begun finishing our basement to make more room for our family and my two oldest daughters now share a room down there.  In our hurry to get things done we didn't do much with the closet except put up a closet rod.  But I love a nice, tidy, organized closet and theirs was anything but.  They needed storage they could reach (and some the couldn't!) and a way to each have their own little section of the shared closet.

Luckily, I have a husband who can come home to a doodle that looks like this:



And using melamine shelving and some quarter-round trim, turn it into this:


I used inexpensive cube bins at the bottom to store shoes and accessories.



Large baskets at the top store seasonal items and extra linens.  I printed each child's initial using this vintage monogram from The Wedding Chicks, mounted them in white frames and adhered them to the front of the baskets.


The frames are attached to the baskets by string laced through holes drilled in the back of the frame.  I just tuck the strings between the basket weave and tie them tightly together on the inside of the basket.


My favourite part is the memo boards I made so that the girls could display cards and crafts they want to keep.  I spray painted a couple cookie sheets white and lined them with pretty chevron scrapbook paper to make magnetic memo boards.  I added some push pin magnets and screwed the memo boards to the closet with discreet white screws.


I love how neat and organized it is and my daughters love each having their own little space.


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23 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful! Can your husband please design some good closet space in my daughter's room before her brother joins her?!

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  2. Beautiful, Kelly! It's so important to have some storage they can't reach, too isn't it? I tell myself that everytime they have a friend in their room and haul EVERYTHING out of the closet. Great job, guys!

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  3. How lovely! Wonderful job :)

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  4. Cute! We may need some pointers when we start refinishing our basement!

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  5. Wow-that is a fabulous closet!

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  6. Nice & tidy!!! Our closets are bursting at the seams! I've been meaning to de-clutter and scale down our toys & clothes, but its so hard when the kids ADORE the new toys they got for Christmas, but still are pretty attached to their old toys... any tips or ideas on getting them to part with their massive toy collection?

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  7. I am pinning that cookie sheet/memo board idea! What a great idea!

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  8. That looks great! I LOVE the memo boards!
    My kids saw this and said they wanted their closets to look like this. I said, "We'll, I think you would have to get rid of some stuff!" To my amazement, they paused, then asked me to go to their room to help decide what to get rid of! Woo hoo!:-)

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  9. i LOVE how this turned out! Such a great idea and outcome! Congrats to you both!

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  10. Cute and functional. I love the matching dresses I see in there. :)

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  11. Brilliant, what a clever hubby you have and what lucky little girls. It's so practical as well as being totally adorable.

    Sue xx

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  12. Love it. Your husband did a brilliant job and I'm sure your girls love it. Now if only my husband could do something like this :)

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  13. Super cute! I wish my closet was that organized. :)

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  14. I wish my girls closet wasn't half this size so that perhaps I could do something like this. It's perfect. Very nice job.

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  15. This is so cute! I so need to do something with my 5 year old daughter's wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration! x Julie

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  16. Perfect! I'd like to do something like this, but we'll wait to see if our daughter's room needs to be shared at some point in the next couple of years. :)

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  17. I loooove this! It looks so clean & simple.

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  18. What about all the vests and knickers and socks and night suits and knitwear? HELP!!!!! Lol

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  19. how big is that closet... looks fantastic!!!!

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  20. What a great way to organize the closet for two. Looks great!

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