Anyhow I got the bright idea when my cheap old bookshelves didn't make it really in tact from our move to Utah from WI.
So there it sat, in the kids play room holding books, but not looking all that pretty.
Finally I needed more dress space so I decided to spruce it up and make it a closet.
As you can see from this picture, it is one of my first "spray painting" experiences. And I have no patience! I know I know I need to learn some. But it is soooooooooo hard.
camo look was cool, on the inside.
modge podged it on the back and tada! How cute does that look?
Then I measured how wide it was and went on a hunt for tension rods. They are very cheap, but everyone in the valley must have been doing this same project for weeks :) because I couldn't find the size I needed anywhere.
Now a piece of advice, not all tension rods are created equal, target carries better ones that Wal mart. I did the two inside ones from target and the curtain rod one from walmart, as it was a tad bit smaller and less sturdy.
Plueezzzee don't mind that dirty floor!
After seeing it inside the white was so, well white! I thought of wrapping the rods with the wrapping paper and it turned out fabulous!
Now here is where i was excited to be almost done and added their clothing. Cute here...but then add my 6 year olds and it just was messy looking. NOT a look I was going for.
I bought another tension rod and added that
If you look closely at the above two thy are not exactly on top of one another, the top one is as far back as the doll hangers could let me go, so the longer dresses can hang down. Then I put one toward the front lower, so you can hang all the little shirts.
It worked out so well, that I added some cute left over dangle beads I used on a purse from Alia. Sewed and hemmed the curtains with some left over material I had, put them on the rod and tied them with some left over ribbon.
HOW CUTE is this!? You should have seen my daughters faces when they came out of the bedroom that morning. They were in LOVE and had a renewed vow to play with their dolls as if they were real, because now they had a real big girl closet too!
I am so pleased with how this turned out. What do you think?
Check out more girly DIY....I posted this project here for: