Built In Closet for Nursery Room

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cabinet grade plywood

I didn't follow Ana's plans for this, I actually designed the closet system to correspond with my dimensions / wants / desires (see blog post), but this goes to show you that once you start building things, it's really hard to stop! I think in building brain now. I don't think in "how can I afford that" terms anymore, I think in "how can I make something similar, but BETTER?" Ana has helped us make our nursery for our first baby a labor of love!

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used: 
We primed all of this with white primer and then applied a few coats of ultra white paint by behr.
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This looks great! Love the blue interior. I'm working on something similar right now. Customization is one of the best parts of building yourself!

I really want to tackle something similar for my girls' closet. So this is great to see. Now, when you say it took you 3-6 hours, does that include cutting, priming, painting or just the assembly?

Thanks so much for sharing. People like me really need the inspiration!
Anika (aka crunchysoul)

Thanks gals! 3-6 hours was total, but this was a joint effort with my husband's help on priming / painting too. We had a bunch of 'stations' setup in our yard, and we started with putting on one coat, and went through both these and the bookshelves, and then re-coated. Being outside helped it dry faster too. The assembly was pretty easy!

Here's my blog post on it : http://mekhart.blogspot.com/2011/03/nursery-room-closet-reveal.html

And here's my blog post on our design going into it, which I think having this setup ahead of time saved a ton of time : http://mekhart.blogspot.com/2011/02/nursery-room-closet-design.html.

Hope that helps!