This is how one of the closets looks...slip covers for my IKEA couches (read more about those HERE) and all sort of boxes, etc.
But we were determined not to accumulate enough to fill the other closet, and I decided we should make it into a playhouse for our grandchildren.
The closet was already carpeted, but we added a piece of wood trim accented by a polka dot ribbon and painted the lower half pink to give the feel of a child-size room.
Here's a close-up. I put the ribbon on by dipping it in liquid starch. Read more about this technique HERE.We bought an inexpensive coffee table from IKEA that fit perfectly on the narrow wall of the closet.
I bought a piece of foam pad and cut it to the size of the top and made a purple polka dot cover for it.
I also covered two pillows with the fabric...all of these covers are removable and washable.
I had a narrow wooden bookshelf that I painted pink and added along with a small pink area rug.
Adding a few accessories, the shelf became a little kitchen area and the coffee table became a bed/couch strong enough for the littler grandchildren to stand up on without danger. The little shelf below the coffee table also served as storage for baby-doll items.
On the other side of the closet, I hung a mirror that has the look of a picture window (half-price sale at Hobby Lobby, so it cost about $15).
Next, an inexpensive table and chairs from IKEA, a little butterfly picture on the right wall, and the little wooden doll dresser my father made for me in the 1950's when I was a child.
Here's another view.
And another view.
Last, I hung a little welcome sign outside the door of their new "home." We surprised them with it as a Christmas present and they love it.
So what do you think? I'd love to hear your comments.
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Have a blessed day! Gail