So we took the space and put in cabinets--used the same carpenter who did our kitchen cabinets. So we have in Audreys' room, three banks of cabinets. The first has hanging space (currently configured to double-hang) above and then a very deep (36") full-extension drawer beneath. I'm excited about these drawers for storing clothes, but also toys! Love the idea of tossing them in a drawer and closing it.
...Audrey's birthday crown and a paper crown from Primary (church), and a picture my mother took of her when she was two days old, and books I'm looking forward to reading with her.
Since I feel like Scarlett's walls are a bit blank it's especially nice to have some display space here. I have quilts from my great grandmothers, a figurine of my mother's, Scarlett's first Easter gift (the little lamb), some great books to look forward to,...
When Audrey was born I took monthly photos of her lying next to alphabet blocks that spelled her age: 1 month, 2 months, etc.. It was a fun way to document her growth so I've continued it with Scarlett. Even more fun to have the numbers change in her nursery too.
So that's the story about the closets. So much more functional, and fun. And I think they are built to adapt to our girls' changing wardrobes and habits. We'll see.