It is here! The day I start revealing all my nursery efforts! This week, I'm sharing with you the nursery closet reveal and next week I'll be sharing with you the finished nursery! With the help of my friend, Jackie, I was able to actually make sense of the baby chaos and get things into their organized state. In addition to the closet, I'll share with you the drawer set up, too! Ahh! I can't wait, let's get to it!
Let's take a look at what we were starting with...
If you've ever taken a wire closet system out, you know that amount of holes in the wall are intense, as you can see above. Rather than patch and paint everything, I decided to put up some faux brick wallpaper instead.
I found the pattern you see (source listed at the end of the post) at target on clearance. It took my 3 rolls to complete this little area for just over $100. It was super simple to install. I'll have a tutorial for you ASAP!
If you've had a baby or this is your first and you've gotten to the "after shower" time frame, you know that organizing the chaos is critical. Talk about overwhelming! The amount of stuff a little person needs (and parents need for their own sanity) is a ton, but once I got it all organized, the joy returned! Here's what the finish product looks like.
I took the doors off because it seemed very cramped with them on and it was hard to decide what I had in there. Removing the doors really made the room feel a 100 times bigger, too!
The elephant bin was a gift that is holding all her small stuffed animals. The two bins above are holding pacifiers and hats and the two bins above that are empty for now.
It's a little hard to see on the bottom four cubbies storage bins, but they are labeled with "Donate," for when I know I want to get rid of something she's grown out of, "Retire," for items that she out grows that I want to save, "Blankets," for all the different summer to winter type blankets, and an empty bin for items we haven't thought of yet.
Adding the closet organizer instead of the wire shelves was an absolute must. The ease of function of the organizer made everything so much easier to find a place. This is also a closet system that can adjust as she grows, so it's perfect!
I have all her cute onesies, outfits, and pants organized by size using the size dividers I purchased (source at end of post). Some of the onesies were a little small to get their own individual hanger, so I have them draped over the hanger for now.
I kept some of the original hangers and tags on because I'm not sure if she will be able to wear some of those newborn outfits, but everything that is on a pink hanger has been washed and is ready to go!
For the drawers, I wanted to make sure things we needed to grab quickly were ready near the changing table. On the left drawer, I have white onesies, mittens, and socks/booties. In the middle drawer, I have burp clothes up front and swaddles in the back. In the right drawer, I have newborn pajamas in the front and 0-3 month pajamas in the back.
The two drawers underneath these top drawers are empty for now, but the bottom two are going to be used to house spare sheets and items she will need when she's older.
I am so happy that all these clothes and items are sorted and in a place I can see where everything is! Hopefully this will make getting baby girl ready that much easier! Be sure to check out where I purchased everything below and let me know what you think... especially you veteran mamas!
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