Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DIY Toddler Closet

I have a confession to make… the closets in our home are a disaster. If there's something missing at home it’s usually lost in one of our 4 closet!  This past Saturday I decided we really need to organize our closet and I wanted to start with JD’s.  Our home was built in the 50’s and all the closet have heavy wood sliding doors, the kind that never seem to stay on their track.  We don’t typically let JD in his closet because of the doors, but lately he wants to pick his own shoes, clothes, sweater and back pack!  So, I decided to take his closet doors off and make his closet toddler friendly.

I came across some really great ideas online you can see one of them here, which pointed me in the right direction.  I considered using closet storage kits or IKEA bookcases, but unfortunately all the sizes I came across were too tall and a custom size would be very expensive.  I opted instead to do-it-myself.

I drew up some plans and on Saturday JD and I headed to our local Home Depot (they know JD by name now).  With about $77 dollars and 5 hours’ time JD's closet was done.

Putting all the pieces together was pretty easy, especially when the lumber department at HD was willing to cut my 2 boards down to size for me.  I still have a few things I need to add, including some decorative curtains.  But at this point his closet is fully functional.  I'll post a couple more pictures soon, and stay tuned for our other 3 closets!

Materials Used
  • ¾” x 15-1/4” x 97” White Bullnose Poplar Plywood (particle board) $28.96
  • 3  1 ¼ Wood Screws $1.94 box
  • 3 Martha Stewart Fabric Drawers $20.94
  • 4  White Closet Pole Socket Kits $4.76
  • 12  Clear Shelf Pegs $2.64
  • 9ft Pine Closet Pole (1 3/8 round) $11.52
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit
  • Screw Driver
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Level



Noel G. said...

Great work, babe! Remember, you need to fit my plasma screen into my closet, ok... HaHaHa

-the hubby.

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