In helping prepare for the arrival of Grandson Kyler I made some closet dividers. As everyone who has ever had a baby you acquire TONS of clothes of ALL sizes. It really helps to have all that clothing sorted so you can find just the right size that you need at the time. Raising my two sons. When I met my husband Tim, 15 years ago, I added another 5 kids into the family, we have gone through our share of clothing.
Posted by Christie Hund Friday, March 18, 2011
For the dividers for Little Kyler I created fun colorful ones using the same dividers I use in my closet. I purchase them from The Container Store. I covered them with paper from the Playdate SEI paper stack. For the lettering I only used white stick on letters. I colored them with permanent markers to the color that I needed before adding them to the divider. I usually only buy white or black letters that way I save a TON of money and I can create the color that I need for any project. I am one to make the use of every inch of space in my home. I love our home but there where a few things that I didn't care for, like the lack of closet space. Well, that's where the creative mind comes into action!!! I dreamed up my perfect closet, but just where could it go...we still had kids living at home...then it came to me! The space above the garage! It was just on the other side of our bedroom wall so it could be easily accessed and so the planning began! And in a few short months and LOTS of help from my Dad. My Dad and Tim built it! I now have plenty of closet space!
As you can see we started with nothing. This is what it looked like before. We were just using it for storage of seasonal stuff like Christmas. We moved that to the attic with access by way of a pull down staircase in my Studio. A pretty good compromise I think. And this is the after!!! I have a doorway going right into my bedroom! I, along with my Dad, designed this AWESOME closet space. I have other pics but don't want too much hate mail. LOL As you can see I use my closet dividers and love them. I am easily able to find just what I am looking for. I look like I have a lot of clothes but I don't spend a lot on them (I almost never pay full price!) and I have a hard time purging my clothes. I used the deep slope of the ceiling as an advantage instead of being a problem. I added a second row of closet bar behind the front bar. That way I can keep all of the out of season clothing on it's hangers and just put them on the back bar when it is too cold/warm. But I don't have to riffle through boxes when I need something for a vacation or special occasion.