Nursery Closet Storage Solutions
ORGANIZE YOUR NURSERY OR KIDS CLOSET WITH THESE BUDGET SAVVY STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Hello week 4 of the One Room Challenge! We are heading into this week strong & I feel like we actually got a lot accomplished, although anytime I get to add organization a space I am happy. This week I tackled the nursery closet by adding built-ins & custom hanging spaces. Moming is ain’t easy but having an organized space for your littles stuff makes it a little less chaotic.
For those of you who don’t know, the One Room Challenge is an 8-week room renovation challenge hosted by Better Homes & Gardens. Twice a year, some extremely talented bloggers get together to tackle one room & complete an entire renovation in 8 weeks. It’s stressful but also a whole lotta fun!
BEFORE WE EVER PARTICIPATED IN THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WE DID A PRACTICE RUN IN OUR OFFICE, THEN OUR FIRST REAL CHALLENGE WAS THE LAUNDRY ROOM MAKEOVER, FOLLOWED BY THE NURSERY & OUR LAST CHALLENGE WAS OUR GARAGE!
Lets take a look at what we were working with:
I have never been a fan of wire shelving. Stuff never stays stable & falls between the bars, it just isn’t ideal. So I ripped it out & decided to add built-ins similar to what we did in Eli’s nursery closet.
We are huge MDF fans over here! It is the most cost-effective way to add custom shelving & built-ins. You can find the tutorials for the nursery closet custom shelving here, our built-in bookcases & bench here, & my budget savvy linen closet shelving here.
Since we have already wrote complete tutorials for how to do this Ill just hit the high points.
The reason using MDF is so ideal is because it comes in long sheets that you can rip to custom measurements for your space. The boards are inexpensive & super smooth.
You can see the complete build on our Instagram under our ORC Nursery highlights
One thing we did to make these built-ins a little fancier than Elis is to add trim to the front of each shelf to give it the illusion of a thick shelf. This little trick is one of my favorites, it really finishes it off nicely.
Once the MDF is up its time to caulk all the seems & paint the unit. When you are painting the MDF you HAVE TO use oil-based paint. If you use regular paint the MDF will expand & crack.
For this closet I cut down & used 1 wooden closet rod, but for Eli’s closet I used these closet rods! Both are great options it just depends on what look you are going for.
The built-ins really fancy up the closet don’t ya think? This is one of my favorite ways to improve a space because its not just pretty but also functional.
Here are some of my other favorite nursery closet storage solutions:
Felt hangers keep all the baby clothes in place, no sliding off.
Foldable bins are perfect for storing all the things.
- Install New Light Fixture
Built-In Closet Shelving
- Make Winnie The Pooh Canvas Art
- Book Page Letter Project
- Paint Mural
- Add Swing
- Upcycle Changing Table
- Put Together New Furniture
Well its still quite the list but we are getting there!
We will be posting sneak peeks & updates on our Instagram stories so be sure to follow along!