This super cool reading rainbow closet fort was inspired by the Fort Building Challenge! Every day until the end of February, a different blogger is bringing you a fantastic themed fort. There’s everything from under-the sea to space forts and many more!
Are you ready to learn how I put this fantastic rainbow closet fort together? Read on!
The closet transformation started with a shelf and baskets from IKEA to create a Montessori-Inspired closet for Little Bee. This set-up allows my toddler to help with putting his clothes away easily into the baskets that slide out of the shelf. Please visit, Toddler Montessori Closet to read all about this transformation.
Closet Book Nook
After the left side of the closet was transformed, I began to brainstorm what I was going to do with the right side of the closet. I thought of making a low hanging bar for Little Bee to hang up his clothes, but then I thought it would be so much more fun to make it into a cozy reading nook! When I was invited to take part in the Fort Building Challenge, I knew this was the prefect opportunity to create a book nook in the closet!
I purchased a net for holding stuffed animals for the roof of Little Bee's fort from Amazon. I also added a string of lights to brighten up the space.
Rainbows in the Closet
Since my theme for the fort challenge was "rainbows" I added several colorful touches to bring out the rainbow theme. Little Bee enjoys this book, "Planting a Rainbow" and his Grimm's wooden rainbow stacker. I found the perfect wooden shelf at IKEA to display these two treasures. I also added a rainbow string curtain I found on Amazon. It adds a bit of fun to the fort!
A Moon in the Closet
Also at IKEA, I found this adorable moon lamp. I was really hoping for a sunshine lamp for the wall to match the rainbow theme, but the pretty yellow moon works. Little Bee loves to open and close the closet door and hide himself away inside his fort. It's super fun that when the closet door is closed, Little Bee's book nook is lit up by the moon!