Play in- is the new Walk in…closet

Hi all!

Isabelle , I don´t know if I have told you about a friend of mine called Märta? Well actually it´s a friend of my sisters, but anyway. I have featured her here a lot. First in her own apartment, then in her Mothers house. And today I will do another post on her stuff. You see she is very talented, and I wanted to show you her latest project.


She took an ordinary closet in her mothers house and turned it in to a small hide out for her niece Selma. A little nest. “It was all very simple and thrifty” she tells me. Since she liked the color she did not repaint.


For the bottom shelf she bought an old mattress at a flea market and made a new cover for it. This makes a nice seating place . She used the stuffing out of old pillows to make the cloud-like cushions.

The squares of grass are from Rusta , she bought them for the floor and stars that glow in the dark for the ceiling. But when she realized that the grass wasn’t very nice to walk on she flipped the sky and the ground. And hung the grass above and the stars below.


To the left on the wall in the first picture you can see a window-like square. Märta wanted to enhance the feeling of it being a window so she stapled a fabric with a forest print to it.

On the opposite side of the closet she painted an alphabet. On all of the letters she glued a small dot of Velcro (kardborreband).  And on that dot you can stick small pictures, with Velcro on the back, that Märta has illustrated herself.  She has started to sell this product. Made to order. Contact me or comment to get in touch with her.



On the inside of the door Märta painted swallows on a wire and Madicken flying from the roof top. And she hung some more Velcro illustrations on the wall.


My daughter Viola came along for the shoot.


“Room for grandkids and other rugrats”. Thank you Märta for having us over.

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35 Responses to Play in- is the new Walk in…closet

  1. Heidi July 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Märta! I adore you!
    Vilken gåva du har.
    Du kan få komma hit och fixa mitt lilla krypin vid trappen.

  2. Isabelle July 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Ja verkligen fantastisco! Jag älskar små krypin. Jättefint gjort och superhärliga detaljer! Nästa gång det regnar blir det fan ett skåp…

  3. Chatrin July 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    Både duktig och vacker!

  4. nath July 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    ah, yes, Marta! beautiful and clever and so creative! i love this! what a special little den it is. i’d like one myself (and another one for Iris). chapeau Marta!

  5. Malin July 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    Så himla fint! Vilken lust jag fick att fixa något :) Vilken tjej, begåvad och söt!

  6. misskatka July 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Åh, jag vill också ha ett krypin med grästak. Vilken fantastisk idé.

  7. AprillAprill-Johanna July 7, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Så himla omtänksamt och välgjort. Superbra idé!

  8. IngenFara July 8, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    Vilken bra idé och så himla fint!

  9. freja July 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    märta min älskling vad du är duktig!
    min gamla garderob har nu äntligen det utseende den förtjänar, bättre krypin för barn finns inte.

  10. sara July 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    å så fint!

  11. märta July 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    så mysigt att höra vad alla tycker om garderoben,blir helt rörd.. det får mig verkligen att bli sugen på att börja på alla andra små projekt jag länge gått och tänkt på. förhoppningsvis kommer jag också att ha en blogg att besöka snart.
    Heidi – JA!vad kul med trappkrypin, lite harry potter (men trevligare)

  12. Heidi July 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Klart Märta ska ha en blogg!
    Det längtar vi ju redan efter.

  13. Elin July 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Det där är de finaste krypin jag sett! Märta du måste skaffa en blogg snarast!

  14. malo July 12, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Åh, så fint! Kardborrebilderna är så fina och gräset i taket. Allt!

  15. Mothersvea July 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    helt fantastisk liten gomma!

  16. Christina August 12, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Säger det igen – helt underbart! I love it!

  17. Michelle October 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    Simply wonderful!

  18. rosa October 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    The grass ceiling is pure genius!

  19. v.felix October 30, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh, i love it !!

  20. Emily March 30, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    I ADORE this cubby–it’s ready for sweet reveries.

    May I inquire about the butterfly lamp? My daughter would greatly enjoy reading beside it.

  21. Aidel.K November 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi-just saw this through Apartment Therapy. It’s adorable!


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