Monday, January 26, 2015

Closets and Clothes

When we bought our house and started on the renovations, we removed all the closet doors. They were ugly, dated and not very functional. The lack of closet doors has been good motivation to keep our closets tidy. However, that isn't always the case. May I present exhibit A, Magnus' closet:
Granted, this was right after Christmas so there isn't usually a big slide box in his closet. But, you get the idea that his closet had become the dumping ground for all our extra stuff. I think his closet has bothered me because I have spent a lot of time nursing Magnus in a chair that sits across from his closet. 
This is exhibit B, my inspiration for Magnus' closet. I love how it is clean and organized and pretty enough to leave the doors open all the time. We're doing the closet make-over gradually. Step one involved removing extra shelving, adding brackets, patching holes and painting. 
The next steps will include getting rid of junk, buying a storage system and organizing. I'm really excited for this project!

Despite appearances, Mina has been growing. She has outgrown a lot of her church clothes so I whipped up a few dresses. I've been trying to use up my fabric stash so it's been good for everyone!
I used a medium weight denim to make a trapeze dress. This style is great for a busy toddler who loves pockets! I followed the denim dress with a collared, flannel version. 
I used a vintage piece so it's very soft. I was concerned that it might look too much like a nightgown. If it's ironed it looks less like pajamas. 

1 comment:

Jess said...

Hey Lindsay! I totally love the inspiration for the closet and am excited to see what you do!