Grayson has it bad. I mean really, the kid has TWO large closets in his room…….First world problems!
I had in mind from the time we moved in that he needed one of these closets to be a toy/play closet. I picked out which closet was going to get the boot(I chose the smaller closet with the awkward ceiling slope because you can’t hang a garment rod in there) and went to work.
I took the door off of the closet, disassembled the shelving, cleaned out all the “stuff” and shot a few photos so you can get a good idea of the space. Here are the “lovely” before shots…
I primed and painted the inside of the closet.
in the first shot you can see strips of wood nailed to the wall, those are shelf supports. The shelves in the closet were just plywood, so I cut pieces of trim, glued them to the edges of the shelf boards, primed and painted them for a more professional and finished look. Sorry no pictures of that process, I always manage to leave something out!
Here are the results and the run down of what I did!
I painted the left wall and back wall of the closet Comet Dust, it’s a beautiful grayish white. I knew I wanted to highlight the mirror wall by painting it a bright sherberty green, Valspar’s Island Lime did the trick! The huge mirror was actually taken from my bathroom, it’s originally from lowes. The velveteen curtains that frame the doorway are Threshold in beige from Target.
The rug is a teal wool and cotton Threshold carpet runner from Target.
The plaid yellow storage ottoman is another Threshold from Target find, Grayson loves to hide his toys inside of it. The gray birch trees are decal stickers also available at Target. I bought them for the nursery when we lived in our rental home. (They do travel well, I just peeled them off the wall and stuck them onto wax paper).
This fun little bird is actually a find from our basement, he was just waiting here for us when we moved in. I painted him up and stuck him on the wall.
Grayson seems really happy with his little hideaway. I think that it is easier for him play when he has all of his toys displayed for him.
And I really enjoy that everything has a place 😉
The light blue bins are from dollar tree and I really love them. One of the scary things about Kansas is that brown recluse spiders are a real threat here. We have our house sprayed quarterly but I’m still paranoid about it. The plastic bins really ease some fears because brown recluses can’t climb slick surfaces so they can’t get into our little boy’s toys.
The photo ledges from Menard’s. They were named “Stafford“, so I knew I had to get them. I also picked up some shelf brackets when I was there, they were named “Potomac” so I think Menard’s was pandering pretty hard to NOVA people. The photo ledges are awesome, they are a perfect place to rest Grayson’s books- I think i might go get more!
The existing light in the closet was just a flush mount bulb, so I fanangled a way to mount Ikea’s KNAPPA
shade over it. It’s so mod and funky looking and it diffuses the light just beautifully.
Grayson has racked up a good many hours playing in his fun little retreat and I’m glad to have done such a fun project just for him!