Friday, March 15, 2013
I knew I had to do something about it. You see, my sweet babe has now moved her nursery into my bedroom :) She hasn't spent a single night in her nursery yet and well, her nursery isn't even close to being near our bedroom. So of course, all of her clothes have ended up finding a place in the corner of our room. It was a little worse than that, sadly....that was after I 'repurposed' my coffee table (that I made here) there. At least that gave me a little more storage...aka...places to put crap :)
I then started realizing that folded clothes are no good. She's into three month clothes now so when I start to dress her sometimes, they don't fit. What the heck! Well, apparently not all three month clothes are made the same. I can't say I didn't know this...cuz I do. I bought a four pack of onesies..and within that four pack, two of them are like 3 inches shorter than the other two. For reals??? Anyway....Well, I was sick of wanting to put on the cute clothes I was dying for her to wear to only find out they didn't fit anymore and that she'll never wear them. I knew that if I hung them up, I could see which were the shorter ones and the ones that I should have her wear before the other longer ones. Yes, she has a closet in her nursery, but I didn't want to truck all the way there and back just to change her; and yes, we have a closet in our room., but it's completely packed to the ceiling....so next best thing? Bring her closet to her!...or, build a closet for her :)
So, using the plans and steps I did in this post about the sofa table....and this post about the cottage side table...and this post about the bench...and this post about the entry table...you get my drift...I made her her very own closet...or storage table.
Using the same idea as the above mentioned plans, I just changed it up a bit. I kept the legs the same.
Secure a 1x2 to a 1x3 into a 90 degree angle. Do that 4 times for 4 legs. Then secure two of them together with a 1x4 on top, do the same with the other side. Now secure the two sets of legs with a longer 1x4 on both sides. (check above mentioned posts for more clarification if need be).
But now I wanted to add some shelves. I knew how tall I wanted the first one to be since it needed to fit her clothes and not have them brush the bottom of it too much. So I measured about 26 inches down from the top. This will give her enough room for her 6 month clothes, and after that...well, she better be sleeping in her nursery cuz there's no way she's still going to be sleeping in our room and fitting in her bassinet :) The bottom shelf just needed to be big enough for some baskets, I didn't make it a complete science, I just picked a good number and measured it 3 inches from the bottom and 9 inches from the top shelf. I secured a 1x2 on each set of legs at each of these marks.
Next I painted it white. I was going to stain it...but the hubs told me I should paint it white instead...I was like...."wwwwhhhhaaaaaaattt????" I never..ever..thought those words would come out of his mouth. lol He gives me such a hard time for keeping everything so bright and white. Who knew?? lol.
So the top is for all her clothes, and the bottom I'm using to store some blankets and other random items of clothing.
The best thing is being able to close it whenever and hide everything.