The Closet Nursery

>> Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! My husband is actually home for an American holiday so I have sent him out to the garden with our children so I can clean take pictures of our closet and blog about it! If you are new, start here then here. I would like to start by reporting, polka dots do make your child sleep through the night! No, as much as I would like to take credit for it, Wells was born a good sleeper. We parented both the exact same way. So whoever prayed for me during all my worries of not sleeping again for the next ten months, God heard you! Now let's pray every night that it sticks.

So here is our closet nursery.
It's kind of amazing that one Billy Bookcase and one mini crib are the exact length of one side of our closet isn't it? It's like it was meant to be.
I keep his clothes in a dresser in our room, so the shelf is more for things I need to quickly grab like swaddle blankets and pacis, plus a few sweet gifts from friends. Linds made the blue bunny in the photo below and Marianne sent him the cute little Bla Bla bear. 
I had a few people ask about the ceiling on Instagram. I still have a lot of my college supplies (I use CAD for work and next to never do final drawings by hand) but I used the largest circle on my circle template to do the edge of the scallop. It was not too difficult.
Right now he is sleeping in his crib inside this moses basket. 
(It's not as cute, but I take the padding around the edge out because I lay awake at night worrying about the possibility of him rolling over and suffocating)
And I sleep right there on the right side of the bed. So no baby monitor needed. I can hear him cry, but I can't hear every grunt and snort he makes, which is awesome. For the first couple of weeks we had him in the moses basket in a rocker stand right next to the bed. But he honestly started sleeping better when we moved him into his fancy closet (the dots perhaps...:)
This is one of my favorite things. Remi had this little frog light in his room and I borrowed it one night for Wells. I always thought it was neat, but in a teeny tiny little room it is magical.
So, in conclusion, I think everyone should put new babies in a walk-in-closets. It really is awesome and has worked out so perfectly. Babies are 20" long and barely move. I think when we start house hunting in the next couple of years I will pass the kitchens and all the bathrooms and head straight for the master bedroom where I will drop my tape measure and make sure it can comfortably hold a mini crib.
Night night!

13 comments:

pve design May 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM  

"cheers to sleeping and waking in that charming closet"
pve

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design May 27, 2013 at 8:13 PM  

Such a great use of space! And I am extremely jealous of the sleeping! I feel like I may never sleep a whole night again with the twins!

hong kong property May 28, 2013 at 4:23 AM  

this is a really nice room. love the night light;)

Design Esquire May 28, 2013 at 8:58 AM  

I love everything! I'm so glad to hear that he is sleeping well (and hopefully you are too!).

LindsB May 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM  

Love everything about this cute little space! Especially the little man in the little crib :)

Emily May 29, 2013 at 8:41 AM  

Love this space so much. You really worked your magic here! I can't help but wonder, where are all your clothes?? Hope the little ones are doing well!

Stephanie Sabbe May 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM  

Hey Emily! The other side of the closet has another bar and we winterized everything we could in our storage unit:)

Keyse May 31, 2013 at 11:25 PM  

This is so smart! I wish everyone could see this - esp when they complain about lack of space

Design Esquire June 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

I just saw you featured on Boston.com this morning - as soon as I saw the picture of the kitchen I knew it was you! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. You totally deserve the recognition.

Amanda June 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM  

Awesome idea! When I was a baby, I used to sleep in a drawer when we were visiting my grandparents. They didn't have a crib, so they would take the drawer out of the dresser, empty everything out of it and make a little mattress with long pillows. We still tease my grandma about that.

john devis June 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM  

What a wonderful ideas out there! I just loved the crib and the baby as well. It's just making me emotional. What a soft feeling it shows. Thanks!
Kenneth bordewick

Shannon August 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM  

so stinkin sweet!!! what a cutie!!

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