But let's start at the beginning. This is what the closet looked like when we began this girly overhaul:
I have a slight obsession with removing closet doors. It drives me crazy when I can only access half the closet at a time and since Mia's dresser needed to go in the closet, being able to access the entire closet (particularly the center) was a must.
We considered bi-fold doors, but with all the other feminine touches happening in this space, I couldn't resist this beautiful fabric in a soft pink and green damask. I started with 6 yards of fabric that I found for a great price on fabric.com. I actually took all the measurements and cut my fabric several weeks ago, so I don't have the specifics, but here's a quick run down of what I did...
Instead of cutting one panel at a time, I folded the fabric in half, measured the length I would need for one panel (plus my hem allotments) from the bottom (raw ends) up and lined up that mark with my area rug.
The fabric on the hard floor was excess and on the rug I had two equal panels.
I ironed down a 1 inch hem for the bottom of each panel.
I made sure that my seam was straight according to the pattern as well, then took it over to the sewing machine to stitch it down (you could easily do this with hem tape too).
From the mixed patterns on the bed quilt, to the different colored butterflies across the focal wall, there is a lot going on in this room. I was concerned that the fabric might be a little too busy for the space, but now that it's finally up, I L.O.V.E.! The pattern is symmetrical and doesn't have a lot of contrast, so the effect is soft color that actually calms the space.
Not to mention that they hide all the disarray going on behind them. It's kind of like making your bed - it can instantly make a room feel less messy and cluttered. The bed takes up a lot of real estate in a room and the closet takes up a lot of real estate on the walls.
I love how they pool a bit at the bottom and that bright pink bow just ties her up like a sweet present.
Now, hopefully we can make the inside live up to the wrapping!
That leaves our to-do list for this room looking like this:
-Paint and organize the closet
-Art for walls
-small cabinet update
And we're saving all those for the final room reveal! Hopefully by the end of the month - fingers crossed!
*I'm linked up at The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Shabby Nest, A Glimpse Inside, Organize and Decorate Everything, Tatertots And Jello & The 36th Avenue