Monday, February 28, 2011

My Little Boys' Closet Makeover

I LOVE to be organized!!!

This has to be my favorite closet in my house.
It is so hard to organize a little one's space because they have so much stuff, but I managed to find a place for everything!
This closet was pretty much like the rest of my house when we moved in...white and boring. There were two shelves, and that is about it.
This closet has been a long work in progress and is finally done.

These numbered hooks are from Hobby Lobby.
I hung them low so that my boys can easily hang their own jackets, bags, hats, etc.

Check out the orange vintage was my husband's when he was in kindergarten.
Love it!

A little stool, an absolute necessity! I wanted to make sure that they would be able to reach their toys and such without climbing like monkeys and getting hurt.

I built the top shelf to store all of their books. The books are out of their reach and I kinda like it this way so that they can't rip and tear all the pages out of their books, which they like to do from time to time. The navy blue basket is full of their favorite books, perfect to pull down for reading time. How cute is that alphabet boarder? I saw it, loved it, bought it, and had no place to put it. It doesn't match their room, but it sure looks cute in their closet.
This is such a boys space with their little bug collection and all!
There is something about old blue jars that I absolutely adore.

I also built these three shelves to hold these cute baskets that I bought at Michael's...don't they look PBK like?
I made the numbered tags by spray painting pre-cut wooden ovals and squares, then used vinyl numbers to label them, and drilled holes for the ribbon to tie them to the baskets. After I went through all the work of drilling holes and lacing ribbons through them, I thought...Why didn't I just use a hot glue gun to put them on?!?

All of these containers/cloth baskets, both in the picture above and the picture below, are from Target. The shelves and shoe organizer in the picture below were also purchased at Target. This little area holds a lot of their things, shoes, more books, socks, under shirts, and more shoes.

I seriously love how cute and functional this closet is. I have been able to put so much in such a little space by taking advantage of almost every square inch.
I am linking this post with...
Blue Cricket Design, Show and Tell Wednesday
The Shabby Nest, Frugal Friday
Chic on a Shoestring, Flaunt it Friday
Just a Girl, Show and Share Day
Funky Junk Interiors, Saturday Nite Special
Tatertots and Jello, Weekend Wrap up Party
Under the Table and Dreaming, Sunday Showcase
Between Naps on the Porch, Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle, Amaze Me Monday
C.R.A.F.T., M.M.M.
Night Owl Crafting, Hoo's Got Talent
Somewhat Simple, Strut Your Stuff Thursday
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Thank you!!!


  1. Emily their closet looks fabulous!! You did such a great job organizing it. I too like everything organized, it drives me crazy when things aren't! Great job, Martina

  2. Not only is ever square inch organized, every square inch is adorable and masterfully put together. You are an absolute creative genius!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment on my kitchen makeover! =) I love what you did with your children's closet, it's so cute and organized at the same time! Also, totally thought that window was a fake at first- a painting or something. It is such an amazing view you have! SO jealous!

  4. Emily,

    This closet is amazing! So organized and fun! Love the labeled storage as well! My son's closet is in complete disarray, thanks for the inspiration!


    P.S. I also thought the window was fake (smiles).

  5. This looks so cute!! Love the labels you made and the baskets are adorable.

  6. Hi Emily! I just found your blog through another blog and had to come over and say 'hi'! I absolutely love this closet and took so many notes on it! :-) Not only is it organized and functional, it is just darling. We have a linky party every week (Inspiration Friday) and would love to have you join in the fun sometime!
    Pop over for a visit if you get a chance,
    P.S. Loved seeing how you are transforming your bathroom too!

  7. Emily, that is one gorgeous closet! I wish mine was that organized! And is that a real window with that fabulous view of mountains???? How lovely! Have a great day, Lisa

  8. Emily that is one precious closet. Great job!

    Your blog name and blog look is just adorable. I'll be back often I can tell already. You're always welcome to stop by and visit me as well.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  9. Oh, great job on the closet! I'm sooo far away from organizing my guys closet. I have a big plan to move their room into another, etc.... I used that same exact colored circle stickers for my guy's names when I made stools for the bathroom. (and I have a Carson, too! :) ) Have a nice day!

  10. I'm in love with the wire basket with the blocks!!!! Very nice!!!!!

    Happy new follower!!!

  11. Great job! I wish ANY of my closets looked like this... ;) And that vintage tshirt is darling.

  12. I LOVE an organized closet! I have slowly gotten all our closets organized too. You did a super job at it, too! We just recently did our son's closet, too. Check it out when you have time:

    If you like organizing, come by and check out my blog cause I've got lots of organizing ideas!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  13. i'm down right jealous of the size of their closet. i wish my kids had closets like this! and i love how you organized it, it's adorable. thanks for stopping by type A and commenting on Lauren's closet.

  14. It looks great, so cutely organized! Love the Michael's baskets too. :-)

  15. It looks fantastic! I'm going to march right upstairs and see what I can do to improve my boys' closet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. What a fabulous closet! It looks as adorable as it is functional!

  17. Your little guy has a beautiful room.


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