Brooke's clothes are in a wardrobe sort of a thing. It is tall with two doors and a few shelves. Holds a TON of clothes and works perfectly!
This is made out of MDF, I believe. It's pretty darn heavy and sturdy. It was the wood color, so I painted it and decopauged it. :)
Benjamin's clothes are in a bookshelf that I hung valances on with tension rods to cover each shelf. They fit perfectly and it works out amazingly well. Easy-peasy.
This shelf came from my classroom, and it was given to me. So.. it was FREE. The valances were also freebies and came with the tension rods.
I *heart* FREE!!
Now, for Bailey all I had was this shelf:
How awful and dejected is that?! ^^
Obviously, it was also free! Ironically (or not), it also came out of my classroom. When we moved to a brand spakin' new school all of our old mis-matched stuff was not allowed. I can't imagine why!? This piece is such a beaut! Okay, so I believe this was actually the top part (hutch) of a larger piece. I used it like this, as a bookshelf. I got the kids down for their nap and set out to pretty this up a bit. Anything was better than it's original condition, I figured!
I dragged it outside and got all of my supplies. I got to work.
I got ^^that far and was ready to throw in the towel. WHAT was I thinking? It was over 100, it was 1pm, and I am fat (ok, pregnant, but same-same, right?!).
Being the committed person that I am, I did NOT quit! Here it was after the first coat.
I'm pretty sure that is what I hate about painting. Why isn't ONE coat of paint enough? Eesh!
Yay! I finished the second coat and let it dry then I dragged it back into Brooke's room. I originally thought I would put Bailey's clothes in there.
Yay! The baby won't be naked!! I organized and folded the NB-6mo clothes!
Then I sewed up curtains from some IKEA fabric I had and slipped a tension rod in the pocket. Viola! A transformation! My "solution" for that odd open top to the shelf was to... put a shelf on top!
In my nesting madness, I've already moved this from Brooke's room to the room that has Benjamin's clothes and the changing table (my sewing/craft room). It isn't great, but it's better than it was! :)
My poor son is doomed with two sisters and a mother who thinks things like this are funny!