that is so true! and it's actually the *fourth* closet up there. it would open up the room ginormously to rip it out, and wouldn't be much work at all. however, i do like that it divides the room so that there is a sleeping area and a toy area. i don't like the idea of all their toys being in the space where they are supposed to rest - yet the spaces are connected enough that if they have friends over, they can spread the play throughout the entire attic.
also, the chimney passes through there, so even without the closet, there would be a large column poking up. plus i like to have walls to anchor things against.
hmm, i need to get some decorating ideas going. currently the ceiling (flat and sloped sides) is white; walls are off-white and desperately need painting thanks to unauthorized artwork; and the floor is a lovely mustard. (truly lovely, not sarcastic.)
since the floor is definitely a *color* i'm thinking of painting the walls white, like the ceiling. plus i already have two gallons of white paint. then i could do pops of aqua and the other colors in their quilts (which this is a snip of):http://spontaneousgeneration.typepad...t-aquatic.html
and the floor is totally the mermaid's tail color.
(eta: the mermaids all the way on the right - not the ones with the rust/brown tails)
i should photograph the space. the closets, cupboards and drawers are insanely cute. maybe this weekend.