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The $1 Closet "Door"

My little girl has had this big closet door she's been trying to deal with for several months now. It's one of those annoying ones that's always falling off the hinges and since she's only seven it makes it difficult to keep that area of her room looking kept up. Finally the other day I had an idea, I decided to put up a curtain instead.

So I rummaged around a little and found an old shower curtain we weren't using, and the an old shower rod and went to put it up... except the curtain wasn't long enough.

Easy enough to fix, I thought, I've got enough fabric lying around. So I put the baby down for his nap and hauled my find down to my sewing machine. I didn't really measure anything, just eyeballed it, but it was all straight line stitching so it wasn't difficult. This is what the bottom turned out like:
This is where the dollar comes in, I didn't have any rings for the shower curtain to hang from. So.... on my way to pick the kids up from school I stopped off at the Dollar Tree and bought a set. All in all it took me about two hours (if you count the going to the store into it all) and this is what I got:Now my daughter can get into her closet, and because of the white fabric the room has an airier feel to it. She's very excited (as am I), and it was so easy to do that I've started eying the boys closet too. Plus, I just put the old closet door downstairs. That when when we decide to move again we'll be able to put it right back up without it having excessive damage from years of kids trying to open and shut it.

Next, I think I'll find some fun iron on's to put on the white of the curtain, just for effect.

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