Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY

The first thing you may notice in these photos is that Skylar (now one) is just a sweet and milky little newborn! 

As I was going through some photo archives, I realized that I never did share this super easy and affordable Nursery Wardrobe shelf here, although I shared it with our friends over at Apartment Therapy. Though we’re even in a new place since we first made the shelf, it’s held up and going strong. Meaning, we’re still using it! 

When Skylar was on his way, we knew there wasn’t going to be space in the house for him to have his own room, and thus the Nursery Nook in the master bedroom was our solution. We cleaned out our dresser and used that for all of his baby clothing/gear/goodies as well as the changing table, but I wanted a little place to hang some of those cute little outfits that newborns can only fit in for so long. With a few ideas of how to build a hanging wardrobe shelf swirling through my head, my husband actually came up with this solution with a couple of items from Ikea that we already had on hand from a previous office space!DIY Nursery Wardrobe Shelf DIY Nursery Wardrobe ShelfFamily of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY

At first I was thinking of some kind of bracket and curtain rod rigged to the bottom of a shelf, but this solution is SO EASY, and comes in at under $20! Starting with an IKEA Lack wall shelf ($14.99), we screwed a Bygel Rail ($3.99) to the bottom, then hung as usual. Books and decor now go up top, and clothing on the bottom. Throw in a couple of packs of cute wooden hangers and you’ve got a place to hang baby clothes that still looks like part of the room decor!Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY

A few more photos of our little family of five, just because I like them, and oh how they make make me miss those itsy fingers and toes and coos. Though his current just-beginning-to-walk-and-talk stage is pretty spectacular too.Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIYBedroom-Family-Shoot-3 Family of Five and a Hanging Wardrobe Shelf DIY

Have there been any room or home limitations recently that you’ve had to solve… or are you trying to solve one now? I’d love it if you shared! It so fun to learn from others and share the great ways we’ve found solutions in our homes.

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