Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lucky's Closet: Take 2

Here's the story of Lucky's closet.  Once upon a time, we bought a foreclosed home.  It was a nice home overall, but it was missing something very, very important: closet shelving and/or hanging racks.  This was Lucky's closet last July:

We were working with a rolling rack and a rubbermaid container, essentially.  (The mini blue dresser was full of Pull Ups and outgrown clothing.)  This was actually the best closet in the entire house because it had the only rolling rack we owned in it.

Then we had Harmony shelving installed mid-July 2010:

After awhile, we got around to redecorating Lucky's room, and the closet got really messy with decorating cast offs and assorted other stuff.  It looked like I posted here:

Then, I spent an afternoon cleaning it up and moving around the adjustable shelving, and now it looks like this:

The silver bins just below the pink striped Itso bins in this picture were borrowed from Charm's Room.  He didn't mind sharing.

Her clothing is arranged rainbow style with short sleeve tops first, then dresses, then long sleeve tops.

The clothing hanging on the upper hanging rack (and out of Lucky's reach) are clearance finds that are too big for Lucky currently.
 Lucky loves playing with her castle in her newly cleaned closet!

I picked up two of these white plastic baskets up from Walmart on clearance for $1.50 each.  The other was already in her closet.  The chalkboards are from Michael's and are $2.29 each regular price, but I used a 20% off coupon for the 5 slates in the closet, so they were $1.83 each.  I used a staple gun to attach twine to the back of them and then strung the twine through the holes in the basket.

2 more rubbermaid containers, 1 was purchased new from Walmart for $1.50, and the other was holding 'newborn gear' in our linen closet.  The red boxes are holding toys, and will be updated with photo labels in the near future.

I picked up these chalkboard tags from the dollar bin section at Michael's and used a 20% off coupon to get 4 for $0.80 each.  Here they are all packaged up:
The chalk I had on hand already from my Chalkboard Label Jars.

I used these Itso storage bins, that I picked up on clearance at Target a few weeks ago.  They were $2.32 each.  One of them will hold Lucky's outgrown clothing (which will then get transferred to Rubbermaid containers in the basement for now), one of them will hold Lucky's clean sheets and the other is storing blankets.

Closet Clean Up Cost Breakdown:
Walmart Rubbermaid Containers: $1.50 each x 3 = $4.50
Slate Chalkboards: $1.83 each x 5 = $9.15
Floral Mini Chalkboards: $0.80 each x 4 = $3.20
Pink Itso Bins: $2.32 each x 3 = $6.96

Grand Total: $23.81

The End.

1 comment:

  1. Lucky's closet is so cool! I bet she thinks it is one of the most interesting places in the house. What a neat idea--a rainbow closet!