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The Nursery, Part 2: Closet Storage System

What’s the number one must-have for babies this season?

A tricked-out closet for all your new trendy clothes, that’s what.

And if you’re thinking about being born early and your closet looks like this, you’re going to wait around a little longer until your parents have time to fix it up.
Baby Nursery Closet BeforeThat means your parents will spend about 15 hours standing in the closet organizer section in Lowes trying to decide what the best, most cost-effective storage solution is, then change their minds and decide to build it themselves.
Building a Custom Storage Solution for a Baby Nursery Closet
So the dad of said baby will buy lots of materials and teach himself how to pull together a super-fancy homemade closet organizer that all the kids in your playgroup are sure to envy.
Building a Custom Storage Solution for a Baby Nursery Closet 1Then dad will paint it out and mom will spend way too much time playing with your new duds, arranging them and washing them and “awww”-ing at them, until the finished product looks something like this:
Baby Nursery Closet Organization System

But if you’re that baby, you know this just isn’t good enough. You need your dad to knock out one more construction project before you make your first appearance…

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  1. Aren't handy husbands the best!!! Love your previous post too about being a new mommy. I remember well all that crying!! Enjoy it, it's gonna fly!

  2. This is a wonderful closet – and you're such a funny writer. I've been reading through your bog since linking over from Kate's today.

    Off to read more!


  3. Courtney {a thoughtful place} says:

    Love your style! The closet looks amazing. What time can you swing by to bust mine out? I can cook you dinner! Well done.

  4. The closet looks great! I’ve love to do this to my daughter’s as well, but how in the world do you remove the wire shelving without leaving HUGE holes in the wall?! Ours aren’t simply screwed in. 🙂

    • Your shelves probably have wall anchors like ours did. What a pain those are, right? 🙂 We had to just make holes in the wall and repair them. Repairing walls really isn’t that bad, and it’s worth it to get an organized closet! Good luck!

  5. I found your closet through Pinterest and love it. My husband and father in law are having to build the closet in our nursery. I’m trying to decide on the size. Would you mind sharing the size of this one ?

    • Just curios to what the deminsions of the wood you guys used. Was it 1×12? I was thinking of buildeing one like this for our first. Also what height deminsons for clothing racks.

  6. I just came across your blog and love your daughter’s nursery! My husband loves the DIY closet and would love some tips on what your husband used to put it together. Like what size of wood he used for shelving?


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