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Nursery Closet Makeover Reveal and Closet Divider Printable Set

A full organizational overhaul on a nursery closet that is packed full of functional storage solutions for baby, plus a free closet divider printable set.

Wanna see a brain on nesting overdrive?

Exhibit A:

Nursery Closet Makeover | before

Exhibit B:

Nursery Closet Makeover and Free Printable Closet Dividers

If you listen really closely, you can almost hear angels singing. I mean, that is SOME before and after.

This nursery closet that was stressing me out just a few weeks ago is now so totally GLORIOUS!!!

I got in trouble for this one though. I really did.

I was so not happy with the old wire shelving that was originally chilling out in this closet. It wasn’t really that bad. It just wasn’t making me feel motivated get organized in here. Once we finished the rest of the nursery makeover though, I was able to carve out the time to make it happen.

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Nursery Closet Before

So while Olivia was at school and Robert was at work, I was restless and decided I was sick of staring at this closet. Hitting your due date and still having no baby will do that to your brain.

I busted out the power driver and ripped out every single shelf and felt a million times better.

Nursery closet with wire shelving removed

And then I patched the holes, climbed a step stool, and hung up some peel and stick wallpaper. (Here’s a how-to if you’re new to wallpaper… the peel and stick is super quick and easy and mess-free.)

Word to the wise, don’t try this at home when you’re 9 months pregnant or your husband will most likely fuss at you for overdoing it. Yeah, I was dumb.

But it’s so pretty!!!

Nursery closet with peel and stick gray birch tree wallpaper

Don’t worry though. At this point, Robert ordered me to put my feet up and not move at all while he did the hardest part, which was putting together the solid shelving to replace the old wire ones.

Aren’t y’all so jealous of this outfit? He’s a regular trendsetter. Pajamas and cowboy boots will be all the rage in Paris next season, mark my words.

Nursery closet shelving installation

This closet looks SO much better! And I feel like I can actually think straight in here now.

A full organizational overhaul on a nursery closet that is packed full of functional storage solutions for baby, plus a free closet divider printable set.

And these solid shelves were absolutely worth a couple of hours of putting them together to pack way more function into this closet.

Robert and I are convinced we need this in all the rest of our closets now since houses built in 1960 don’t exactly have the best reputation for stellar closet space.

A full organizational overhaul on a nursery closet that is packed full of functional storage solutions for baby, plus a free closet divider printable set.

I picked up these baskets at Target for extra clothing storage of hand-me-down toddler sizes that Regan won’t be wearing for a while.

Nursery closet organization with baskets and shelving for books

Even though Olivia has cornered the market on children’s books in her reading nook around here, I snagged a few to keep on this closet shelf for Regan’s bedtime stories. Start ’em young, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The gray tree wallpaper actually reminds me of the Narnia reading nook downstairs in the playroom, so Regan gets her own little version until she grows into the wardrobe one.

Nursery closet organization with shelving for books

I’m really glad I sprung for a couple of these drawers to pack tons more storage on this shelf for all of the extra diapering items.

We plan to cloth diaper, but since we got a giant box of wipes at our baby shower, we’re sure they’ll still be put to good use when we travel or have grandparents babysit.

Nursery closet organization with shelving and built-in drawers for diaper storage

And the second drawer has been great for stashing a few other odds and ends that don’t really have a place otherwise.

Nursery closet organization with shelving and built-in drawers for baby essentials

To help me keep the different sizes of hanging clothes separated, I printed these divider tags on cardstock.

Nursery closet with free printable closet divider tags

To download and print the set of dividers for yourself, you can get them here:

Nursery closet with free printable closet divider tags

I really wasn’t sure I was going to get to this closet project if Regan graced us with her presence early, but I’m so glad she gave me the time to feel fully prepared and organized in here.

Here are all of the sources we used, if you need them:

A full organizational overhaul on a nursery closet that is packed full of functional storage solutions for baby, plus a free closet divider printable set.

I’ll give y’all a grand tour soon of all of the different ways we packed tons of organization into this nursery because it’s a LOT! More than I could sum up in this one post for sure.

Anyone else feeling totally inspired to overhaul other closets? The ones in our master bedroom are calling my name now.

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  1. Hello,

    This looks beautiful!! Iโ€™m having my first baby in December. Trying to download your printable closet tags. But I canโ€™t seem to find it

  2. The closet looks lovely and so functional! I loved the wallpaper and have been considering something similar for one wall in a guest room. The reviews, however, have totally been off-putting. Every 1-star review mentions the product quickly peeling off the wall and several show photos. I’d love an update a few months from now ti see if you experience that problem. (Hope you don’t!)

    1. I saw those too and had my concerns, but I went for it anyway. So far no issues at all! I wonder if there were humid conditions in those instances that caused it? I could see how maybe it would come off the wall in a hot, humid space. I avoid painting cabinets and furniture in conditions like that too because it won’t cure well. Maybe? Just my prediction.

  3. Congratulations on the new angel! The photo shoot was beautiful, as is this nursery! I was going to ask you if you were headed to the NestFest this weekend, but I can see youโ€™ve got your hands full right now. ? Lovely job and such a beautiful family! Best wishes, Wendy

  4. Closets are meant to be this pretty! And hey, Mama’s gotta do what Mama’s gotta do…I was totally hanging crown molding and staining fences while pregnant LOL. It’s better than watching the clock, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hmm, I can understand why you got fussed at! But this truly is as beautiful as the rest of Regan’s room! That wallpaper is so cute and definitely reminded me of the Narnia bookcase, it is lovely that she has this version. You both did a lovely job on this closet.

  6. Oh wow I love it. What a lovely conversion . Bet you can’t wait for baby to use it.
    Good luck with your birth. Your hubby is cute too.??

  7. I have several closets in my home (master + 2 others) that could definitely use makeovers. I love the idea of the wall paper inside the closet. My master closet is large, thankfully, but has an odd layout. I foresee taking your nursery closet idea and modifying it for my space. Congratulations on your new little sweetheart and thanks for sharing this great idea.

  8. It turned out beautifully. Did you paint the other side of the door wrought iron like the others or is this the only door you painted in this color. How does the 2 color doors look together down the hall? I have 4 doors down a small hallway.

  9. The accordion doors make all the difference too, so you can see what you’re working with in the closet! Love the soft grey color!!

  10. I was wondering if you were going to paint the closet baseboards then saw that you cleverly extended the wallpaper down to the floor – great idea! This looks fabulous.

  11. Love the nursery. Wish I had a little one so I could copy your room. Could you tell me where you bought the rug in the nursery? Love it and it would go great in my bedroom. Thanks,

  12. You can’t keep good woman down, but on the step stool?!?! All’s well that ends well, and the closet looks super. Love the wallpaper! You don’t suppose Regan has been waiting for everything in her room to be done, do you?!?!?

    1. Yeah, I definitely got fussed at for that. Dumb move on my part and I knew it, but I was determined. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t try that at home. Funny thing is I went into labor the very next day after I photographed the closet. Girl has good timing!

  13. This is beautiful and so functional! I’m loving the Boppy shelf too!

    P.S. – I’ve got a little on on the way too and our oldest’s diaper bag has had it. Is that a cute one I spy in the floor of the closet? Really curious about that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. My husband wears his motorcycle boots with his bath robe to take the dogs out… I think he and Robert could start their own clothing line. ๐Ÿ˜€ I bet you feel so much more calm after the closet overhaul. Good for you, momma!

  15. My favorite part of this whole thing is the shelf where you put the boppy. I have never been able to figure out a good storage solution for my boppy! I’m going to need to put in a shelf just like this.

    1. I was so excited when I discovered that little shelf worked for the Boppy too. And I have a Boppy lounger on the very top shelf, but it’s above the door frame, so you probably can’t see it.

    1. He’s a mess and a half and makes every project fun for sure. I always say he and Chip Gaines would be best friends. I think they’re long lost brothers. Haha!

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