Nursery Closet Obsession

Claire: Well, generally speaking, Lawrence, when a woman leaves something behind, an earring or a purse, let’s say, it’s not the nesting sign that most men assume it to be. It could mean nothing more than she’s forgetful.
Lawrence: It was her grandmother’s china.
Claire: Oh. You may have a problem.

I’ve been obsessing over the nursery, and doing my typical Virgo thing where I fixate on one thing, and it becomes all I think about. Since I’m waiting for my baby shower in April before buying the rest of the essentials, my latest fixation has been on the closet. I’ve been pestering Match to make built in shelving, but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. Maybe I can butter him up with one of his favorite meals. I wish daddies got the nesting bug the way us mommies do!

Here’s what I’m currently dealing with:

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If I had an unlimited budget, and a willing handyman, I would replace the terrible sliding mirror doors with french doors. We are very lucky in that the nursery room is quite spacious, and I would much rather sacrifice a little square footage for the convenience of doors that actually open.  The mirrored sliders constantly stick, or come off the rail and they drive me crazy! Plus I’m not sure I want to look at myself in the mirror when I’m nursing at 3am. I think I’ll freak myself out!

Here are just a few Pinterest pictures that are fueling this obsession of mine.

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I am so in love with these doors! And you can get to everything inside. Gasp! What a concept. She organized things well, but I think I’d probably do it a little bit differently.

This picture is almost exactly what I would do given the chance, except with the doors from the above picture. PS I also LOVE the crown molding. There’s another project to add to my never ending list of house projects.

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I really want the built in drawers. I think that’s such a smart idea, and one that would work well into the teen years. I think I’d get rid of the upper shelf and instead add more hanging space, so the closet wouldn’t have to be re-done when Piglet gets older. I’d also make the shoe rack a little bit bigger, to accommodate bigger shoes as he grows.

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Here’s another option that gives more drawer space, and again, I could see this as a grown up closet someday. It’s all just so organized. Makes me drool just a little bit. Now I’m off to show these pictures to Match and convince him that it’s absolutely essential that we make it right away.

How did you organize your nursery closet? Any suggestions?

 

8 Comments

    Meghan Furst

    I’d just like to point out that drawers look really good no matter where they’re at. So, put a dresser or two out in the bedroom. You said you had a big room. Of course you’ll need more hanging space than they have! What about his little suits for Church?
    And what about his Sports stuff?

    Although you want the closet to look nice, I’d make more shelves in the closet to make room for stuff that you want to put out of the public eye.

    Of course, these closets are awesome & who wouldn’t want to drool over them? I think they invented Pinterest to make the rest of us look inadequate.

    Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com

    I love all of the pictures you have shown!!! I hate to admit but while my 3 kids each have their own room with walk in closets and their own set of drawers, EVERYTHING is in my room. We have a catch all bucket of shoes because they walk in the door and start undressing… each of my kids has their own drawer or more in my room for their clothes. We may as well live in a 1 bedroom house. We’re too lazy to go up and down the stairs looking for things. I can’t wait to see how Piglet’s room/closet all look!!

    phoebe

    i love the french doors on the closet… you have given me some great ideas for my closets, which were so poorly designed and are also on the never ending list of ‘things i’d change but need to win the lotto first’. 🙂 i can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

    MiMi

    Crap. Now I want those doors an shelves for mine!

    Emmy

    All of my kids closets have the mirrored sliding doors and while I love them as I don’t have a full length mirror in my room so I can use theirs when needed, I hate them as yes they always always come off the track and I cannot figure out how to get them back on, thankfully my husband can.

    When you are figuring out hanging size use some of your clothes to make sure there would be enough room for when the grow, especially if they are going to be in that room into their teen years.

    love jenny xoxo

    I haven’t gotten this far yet, I’m not sure if they nesting has kicked in with me yet. I think my hubby has the bug way more than I do, he’s dying to paint. I’m not sure on the color… but i’m not in a rush either. You’ll get in figured out 🙂

    XOXO

    Charlotte

    Girl, let me tell you. As someone who has been living with ONE CLOSET for the past THREE YEARS, I can’t stress enough how important closet space is. These are some incredibly beautiful and functional closets, but I hear you on the baby shoes. Those shelves will be much too small when Piglet’s feetsies get a little bigger. But those French doors? To die for. I hope this happens for you soon!

    E

    Oh I love the pinterest pics and the french doors… so beautiful! I would add some shelves, that would help you store stuff in the current closet. I’m a virgo like you and want things organized but piglet may re-organize on their own. lol One of Maddie’s favorite things is to play in her closet and pull all of her shoes out into her room…. I used to try to discourage but at some point you just give up. lol

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