Ikea Hack Attack: The DIY Munchkin Closet

I love the convenience & excitement of big city living but space is always an issue…

The kiddo & her wardrobe had completely outgrown the dresser that once oh-so-neatly stored her little clothes & accessories and my search for something larger (yet small enough to fit into the scant space available in her room) revealed nil, so…

I once again hit the As-Is section of Ikea & let my imagination take over:

our old Ikea Gorm shelf + an As-Is Mulig clothing valet + a bit of creativity =

a groovy new munchkin closet that fits perfectly in the last remaining space in her room!

after painting the Gorm shelving unit blue I simply rearranged the shelves & removed the center wood slat from the top shelf to allow the valet space to peek through

added a couple of old coffee table legs to the inside of the unit for more hanging space

and popped some storage bins onto the shelves!

all the tutes!

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lil’ loungers…

My hilarious moppet has apparently inherited my tothood penchant for half-streaking

– the evidence, directly from my baby book

Tops & accessories are mandatory attire but bottoms are most definitely optional…

what’s a frazzled mommy to do?

Create a bunch of colourfully fun & comfy lounge pants that the mini-naturist can’t wait to pull on!

Here’s the quick how-to:

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gone fishing…

Need a delightful diversion for your munchkin?

Take some groovy inspiration from La valigia della bisnonna, raid your recycling bin & help them create an adorable fish tank…

My kiddo decided that fabric scraps should be used for water & poms poms as sea anemones + we simply needed a “kissing fish”…

all the tutes!

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a kangaroo cover-up…

A long time ago, in a decade far, far away, I was a kid in lurv with my Kangaroo jackets

…nowadays known as hoodies

It appears my little girlie has inherited my infatuation with those cozy, front-pocketed, hooded sweatshirts…luckily creating a quirky kangaroo pouch is a cinch – with the added bonus of camouflaging silly prints!

Let’s get going:

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the supremely silly satinosaurus

According to my nearly three year old kidlet, bunnies are out & dinosaurs are all the rage nowadays…who knew?

Any idea what silky item I used to make her newest pal?

*here’s how to create one of your own before the dino-trend goes extinct…

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