I always thought that the only reason to put curtains on a closet door was because your door was broken or missing and you didn’t want to buy a new door. I never imagined I would have any reason to remove functioning doors from a closet in my own home to replace them with curtains. Over the weekend though, I had the idea to remove the two doors on my daughter’s closet. Here’s why…
First of all, the doors, when closed, would kind of stick closed and she had a hard time getting them to open. When they did open, she could never close them or would hit her head on one while playing or shut the door on her finger. Lots of crying here, let me tell you! Secondly, these doors were really big. They needed a large swath of uncluttered floor space to open. Uncluttered floor space in a toddler room? Are you kidding me?
For these reasons, I decided to use the window panels that I could not return to Target anyway to cover the doors. I bought a regular metal drapery rod and then purchased curtain clip rings. The rings allow the curtains to slide back and forth easily and the clips allowed me to hang the curtains without hemming them. I simply folded the fabric over once and clipped it in place. No muss, no fuss.
My daughter is a huge fan of these curtains. She thinks they are very princess-like because of the satiny material and colors, and she also likes the fact that she can now play inside of her closet and emerge from “backstage” to do her ballet dances in front of the curtains. We tossed the doors up into the attic in case we want to use them again someday or in case one of the doors breaks on another closet.