Add functional storage with this Kids Closet Makeover providing a fun place to play, large toy storage, and easily hang clothing. This post is sponsored by CedarSafe, however all opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.
One of the biggest issues I have with this house is the lack of storage. Back in the 1860’s I don’t think they were quite as concerned about it as I was. Not to mention it was pretty typical for them to use furniture rather than closets for storage. With that said we’ve been slowly chipping away at adding storage where appropriate! When we finished one of our upstairs bathrooms we removed a tub so we could create a closet in my son’s bedroom. I shared last week how to install cedar paneling in a closet. Today I’m going to show you our Small Kids Closet Makeover!
Small Closet Makeover
Because we ultimately know this house isn’t our forever house I’m trying to be strategic about the decisions I make for this house. So rather than paint his room (which is pretty small anyways) I decided to add a fun pop to his closet and let the accessories speak for themselves in his bedroom.
Since this closet was new sheetrock first I had to prime those walls to accept the paint. Then we added this fun green color (Secret Meadow from Behr). After I painted I added peel and stick wallpaper to the side walls and finished up with our CedarSafe Shiplap. The Cedar Planking was my focal point for the closet and really adds a rustic flair in his Modern Explorer Bedroom. I’m still working on all the final details of his room, but it’s coming together!
Floating Shelves in Closet
For the shelves I used my faux floating shelves tutorial to give us a little extra storage. Most of the toys are in buckets under his loft bed, but there are a few bigger things that can go in the closet.
I was pretty torn between adding toy storage in here or clothing storage. I kind of divided it up to make it the most functional for my son. We will get him a small dresser, but I also use the two buckets on the top for clothes that are too small and need to be donated, and clothes that are the next size up. This just helps me keep his drawers and closet clean without adding piles of donations all over my house.
Kids Toy Storage
There’s also a shelf under his hanging clothes that does have some space for extra storage if I feel like we need it. It also doubles as a fun little play surface for now!
Not all small closets have to be frustrating! Don’t be afraid to have a little fun in these small space!
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