I have been wanting a more storage in the baby's room, especially as she out grows clothes I'd like to store for the future. The closet in the baby's room only has two huge shelves in it, which are not at all practical for the tiny baby stuff. We came up with a great idea that wasn't going to cost much! We took one of the many white bookcases we have hanging around and cut it in two to create a shelf for the bottom of the closet and another for the top. Then we bought a bunch of storage bins that fit on the shelves, and I used my leftover chalk board labels from the kitchen storage project on the bins. We then cut the white bookcase in such a way that they would work well as two shelves. Gotta love having a saw!
The small shelf (seen below) fits on the lower shelf in the closet. For this shelf we used the original top of the white bookcase. Since the top was more secure by being screwed together it created a strong bridge for the new construction, especially since there wasn't going to be a bottom for this shelf. For the second taller shelf, to be placed in the upper section of the closet, we measured from the bottom up to the mid section of the original white bookcase. We did this for the same reason as the first shelf, that the mid section was screwed together so it created a strong bridge across the new top. And being taller, it also had a strong base by using the original bottom of the bookcase.
They are working so well in the closet, giving me lots of extra storage space. Everything is much more organized and stored better for long term. Part of me hopes baby number two will be a boy, but it would also be great to have another girl considering how much stuff I already have. Ah well, that's far into the future. For now, everything is all stored away and organized. Now it's time to play with the baby!