Nursery closet makeover

Today I’m tickled to show you what I’ve been up to in our son’s nursery closet. It started out looking something like this:

I forgot to get “before” pictures of the nursery closet, so you’ll just have to take my word for the fact that it was a total hot mess (much like this closet in our office).

The only storage it offered was one wire shelf running the entire length of the closet. I’m not a huge fan of wire shelving and I also don’t think one long rod and shelf are necessarily the best use of vertical space – especially when the clothes you’re hanging are for an infant.

So I really wanted to give this closet some customized storage, but when I looked at the prices of custom closets, I realized they are expensive with a capital “E.” And since we are trying to live rich on less up in here, I had to brainstorm ideas for a more affordable alternative. This is what I came up with:

I found the storage unit in the middle online at for $89 plus free shipping. The hubs and I cut the closet’s existing wire shelf and used half of it for the left side of the closet and the other half for the top shelf on the right side. For the bottom shelf on the right side, we used another leftover wire shelf we had in our house.

The total cost of this closet makeover was $89 plus tax. Not too bad, in my opinion, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results.

I also love these cute white bins from Walmart that I use for our little man’s extra products and toys:

I created the label using scrapbook paper and leftover ribbon.

Here’s the closet with all our tiny guy’s stuff in it:

What do you think of our thrifty nursery closet makeover?

I’m linking this up to The Shabby NestChic on a Shoestring DecoratingHome Stories A to ZMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaNew NostalgiaLove of Family & Home and Seven Thirty Three.