We started out with a door on the closet, but quickly realized that to maximize the space in there and get a nice long dresser along the far wall, we were going to have to lose the door (there wasn’t enough room for it to swing in and out). So while my handy hubs took the door off, I got to work on putting together a curtain panel. This Amy Butler fabric (called ‘Love Water Bouquet’) had been on my original moodboard, and when I received it from Fabric.com, I knew it was the right choice. Cutting is totally a personal preference thing – I like the curtain to graze the floor, but not puddle much.
I wanted there to be a nice amount of pleating in the fabric when it was closed, so I cut it at double the width of the closet. Step 1: One side at a time, fold and iron down the hem (usually about an inch thick).
You want to really give it a good ironing so that the tape has fused well with the fabric. On that note, was anyone else was a little bummed that Juan Pablo didn’t get a rose last night? We installed a piece of dowel (it was unfinished wood that I sprayed white) on the inside edges of the door frame with some brackets – all from the Home Depot. I wanted to use the clip-on curtain rings for a few reasons – one is that they slide super easily, so it’s great for a curtain you need to open and close often, and secondly, I felt like they are a bit safer for the babe.
Although I love all of the sweet clothes and other baby things in the closet, it’s nice to get it all hidden!