View as you walk in with the closet curtains shut. So much prettier than a closet door, right?!
And, voila! With the curtains open...step into Wonderland, friends.
We have dress-up hooks and a mirror at toddler level...
The coolest dollhouse and furniture collection from Maw Maw!
The cutest hot pink sequined deer head I've ever seen. Thank you Homegoods clearance aisle! How did nobody else want this?? Don't answer that if you don't agree...
I searched high and low for a sparkly chandelier and couldn't find anything (new or used) that came even close to the price and quality of this IKEA pendant light. This is a staple item that IKEA definitely did right...it's like icing on the cake for this little space.
So, what do you think of the overhaul?
I know that despite the cuteness factor some of you may think we're crazy for giving up a closet, but we had a few good reasons (for those of you who are interested):
1) In this house we're blessed with more square footage and storage space than we've ever had (or needed for just 3 people), so a walk-in closet was a bit overkill for a 3-year-old whose clothes easily fit into a single dresser.
2) Since it wasn't being utilized as a closet, the "storage space" was just turning into a junk collection site. We move often and frequently get rid of stuff we don't use. We've been in this house for a year and a half now (that's a long time for us!), so we had gathered way too much "stuff". It was time to purge a bit.
Regardless of how crazy we are, you've got to admit that this closet is smile-inducing. Sort of makes you want to come in, throw off your shoes, put on your dress-up of choice, and play house for a while, huh??