Thursday, May 6, 2010

Closet Organizing


{Lil’ Boy’s Closet}

Yes, I’m still working on my youngest son’s closet.  The good news is it’s almost done!!!   Here’s what I’ve been working on:

Labeling and Organizing


Here I added some vinyl to the buckets and some ribbon to the bins.  I can’t believe how well the bins, buckets, and baskets all work it this space.  I purchased all of them after the shelving was built! And that plastic bin on the bottom fits perfect!  It use to be stored under the bed because it was long and awkward. 




Here’s a close-up of the ribbon folded to make a label frame.  I used fabric glue to tack the corners, pressed with a warm iron, and used fabric glue again to attach to the baskets.  Then printed out a label on the computer.


Added more vinyl!  I tried adding just red vinyl lettering to the clear plastic buckets but the lettering didn’t show up very well.  So I cut a solid red vinyl square and added white lettering on top. 


I created this “belts & more” holder for the closet wall.  I went out looking for either a ready made board with hooks or just the hooks alone to make my own.  Either choice put me in the $15-$20 range.  Meanwhile, I kept thinking about another project that I saw a few weeks back at the House of Smith’s. I knew I had some bright red clothes pins and all the other supplies at home!  A total free-to-me project!  Don’t you love it when that happens? 


Whew…. It’s getting close to being called….. Finished.  I needed to purchase a few more boards to complete the shelving.  However, when I went back to the hardware store {two weeks later}  the prices of the boards went up $12 per board!  Ouch!!!!  And now I’ve been pouting about it for awhile.  Hubby says, “Just get them!  You’ll need them to finish.”   Now I have been to several stores and all of them raised the price.  Apparently a memo was sent out and I didn’t get mine.  Did you get yours? 


Happy Organizing,




  1. Just stopping in from the blog hop. What a fun ways to keep things organized! I love your blog and am definitely following! Keep craftin'!

  2. Your organization is amazing! Love it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to comment on my tiered pot tutorial. I really appreciate it!

    Happy Mothers' Day!

  3. Oooh, I need you to come over and help me organize my kids closets, too! LOL! Happy Friday!

  4. WOW i need some help LOL
    Great job!
    Happy Friday Follow. following your blog, come follow mine :)

  5. Cute, cute, cute! I love the labels and the belts and more plaque. I love it!

  6. I love your blog! The purple is awesome!

  7. I am just drooling over all of that organizational goodness! I love all the bins and colors. It looks fab!! Thanks so much for your visit earlier this sorry it's taken me a bit to return the favor. :)

  8. loving this closet redo! found your blog from Somewhat Simple and you have great ideas!! :)


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