Nursery Closet Reorganization

SAVE SPACE.

My nesting phase set in early and I knew one area that I really wanted to reorganize and maximize the space in was the baby’s closet.  It is a nice walk-in closet that had a lot of unused wall space I was dying to add pegs to for the baby’s hats and for all of the kids’ dress up stuff.

Of course, I couldn’t stop at just adding pegs to the walls, but I also decided to paint the closet too because I hate flat wall paint because it is impossible to scrub and thus is covered with markings of all sorts.  So I grabbed a bucket of tan paint we had leftover from our basement walls and got to work.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the first step in our closet reorganization which was adding another closet rod and a shelf above it.  What a difference they both make on storing Owen’s, Rylan’s, and the baby’s clothes.  I am definitely loving this new space but my husband now jokes to me about us having a few more walls where pegs could go!

Here’s a short how-to on making a peg system for a closet…

how to build a peg system for a closet

Supplies:
  • pegs
  • wood glue
  • saw
  • strip of wood
  • paint
  • wood putty
Game Plan:

1.  Cut 1″ to 1.5″ wide strips of wood to the length of your wall.

building a peg system for a closet

I cut these myself!


2.  Drill holes for the pegs and make sure to space them out evenly (take into account what you will be hanging on them).

closet construction and reorganization

I drilled these all by myself too!


3.  Glue pegs into holes and let dry.

4.  Paint the wood.

5.  Screw the strips of wood with pegs into the wall.

6.  Putty the screw holes.

7.  Sand the wood putty.

8.  Paint over the sanded wood putty.

building a peg system for a closet

Nursery Closet BEFORE

how to build a peg system for a closet

Nursery Closet AFTER

building a peg system for a closet

Nursery Closet BEFORE-- moved the towels to the bathroom

closet reorganization and construction

Nursery Closet AFTER

closet construction and reorganization

Nursery Closet BEFORE

closet construction and reorganization

Nursery Closet AFTER- Owen's clothes on top, Ry's on bottom

Here are some other posts you may want to check out:

DIY Coat Rack

diy coat rack

Maximize your Closet Space with Pegs

Organize Winter Wear

Organize Baby Items

Organize Craft Items

Organize Wrapping Supplies

Organize Bath Toys

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