Closet Nursery: Complete!

Well, it’s about time we wrapped up this here little home-improvement series, I think.

Because I am many things, but a DIY blogger is NOT one of them. And because the inhabitant of the closet nursery is now 7 weeks old. And because there is a huge bag of clothes in the closet nursery that are already TOO SMALL for her (sob).

baby 7 weeks

But before we get to the photos, let’s review. If you’re just tuning in, we converted one of our master bedroom walk-in closets intoย une petite chambre pour le bรฉbรฉ. (Translation: we put the baby in the closet.)

Here are the earlier posts in the series:

I have to say, the room turned out really cute and it’s completely functional as a place to store baby’s stuff. So far she has only slept in the closet (we’ve had the bassinet bedside) a few times, but it’s quiet and dark and temperature controlled and I have high hopes for peaceful slumber in there.

closet nursery - bassinet






One of the surprise benefits to lots of hanging storage and very little dresser space is that I ended up hanging the majority of her clothes – including things like pajamas. It’s as fast (or faster) to hang them as it would be to fold them, and it’s easy to see what’s clean (and in what sizes, since we’re blowing through sizes one after another over here).


The one thing a closet nursery lacks that a traditional baby’s room would have is a rocker/glider/chair for nighttime feedings. To solve this, we set up a little nursing/changing area in the upstairs loft just outside our bedroom. There’s a futon there with comfortable pillows, a little side table for a glass of water, and we keep diapers and wipes nearby for middle-of-the-night changes.

Right now the plan is to have her in the closet until sometime this summer, at which point Boy Powers will move into the bottom bunk in his sister’s room and Baby will get the crib in his room.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming of basically anything but DIY projects. Thanks for following along!


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8 Responses to Closet Nursery: Complete!

  1. Heather March 11, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    WOW! This turned out amazingly well, Sarah! I am very impressed.

    • Sarah March 11, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Aw, thanks friend. It is actually really cute in person. iPhone photos (or any photos) don’t do it justice. :)

  2. Andrea March 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    It turned out so cute. You are very talented!

    • Sarah March 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Thanks! It’s much cuter in person – and it was a fun little project! :)

  3. Renata March 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    That is really impressive. Never thought a closet nursery could be so cute and work so well! (Actually I had never heard of a closet nursery before.) Congrats!
    Baby Powers is sooo beautiful!

  4. Lisa March 12, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    The most exquisite design feature of course is little baby! Beautiful little room!

  5. Renata March 14, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    When will you wirte a post about being a mom of 3 so little? How do you do things, how is the daily routine and how are the olders behaving with the new little sister? Just curious and I think it will make a great post :)

    • Renata March 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

      of course I meant “write”…

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