My daughter is lucky to have two full closets in her room, one we use to store her clothes and the other we use to store her toys. Since we moved into this house seven years ago, we have struggled with the closet doors in this room. They have never seemed to fit quite right, and on top of that, they are extremely heavy. Since we have entered the 4 year old independent stage, we have had many episodes of closet doors falling off of the track as well as many little fingers smashed in the doors. I quickly realized that the doors had to go, at least for the time being.
On one of my many IKEA visits, I picked up two sets of the Vivan curtain panels in white for...$9.99!! I walked away with four curtain panels for twenty bucks...can't beat that! The only thing I had to do with the curtains was hem them, since they are pretty long at 98 inches. I also decided to add pink ric rac to the edges of the curtains just to make them a little more exciting. I can never leave good enough alone :) After almost 8 yards or ric rac and about two hours at the sewing machine, we were ready to remove the doors and put up curtains in their place.
This solution has worked out well so far...Felicity has easy access to her clothes and toys, and since everything is open, it is forcing me to keep everything housed in the closet more organized. We did save the doors in case we would ever need to hang them back up, but for now, the curtains are here to stay!
Thanks for reading!