Sunday, August 8, 2010

a linen closet story

It was time to tackle the linen closet. It had become a huge mess. 
I'm a little embarrassed to show you how bad it was, 
but, it is what it is. 

I realized that I haven't shown you what we started with. 
There was originally NO linen closet of any kind 
in this 3 bedroom 1 bath rental house that we call home. 
There was a weird little cabinet, counter with mirror,
and wire shelf that was not very practical.

 We decided that we could turn this "weird space" 
into a closet so that we didn't have to look at our "stuff" 
every time we went into the bathroom.

 The mister took some measurements, 
went to Lowes, came home with wood, nails, paint, and a door. 
A few weeks later we had a closet. 
(he worked on it slowly as he had time)

 Saturday afternoon the closet looked like this. 

I spent a little time cleaning out and reorganizing, 
and this is what it looks like now. 
I didn't purchase anything. 
I used baskets that I already had 
that were not being used.
SO much better!

What have you been organizing lately?

linked to: between naps on the porch
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the inspired room
just a girl
tatertots and jello


  1. Fantastic! Why is it the linen closet seems to get jumbled up so easily? I now feel the need to go and straighten mine up!!

  2. Perfect! I love the way this turned out. You did a fantastic job.


  3. Wow, you must be so happy to have all of that hidden storage now! You guys did a great job :-) We are organizing the playroom. I'll reveal the makeover later this week (hopefully)!


  4. your closet looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog over the weekend!

  5. Stopping by from Met Monday!! Doesn't it feel good to get organized? I have been working on closets myself. Been setting the timer for 1 hour to try and get as much done as I can each day!

    love it!

  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog post! I really appreciate it! I just reorganized my whole workspace this weekend (post to come) Great job on your linen closet organization project! It looks great!


  7. It looks so GREAT! That's the kind of thing that makes me so happy ... it makes my mind feel less cluttered when things are organized in my home. Great job!

  8. Nice change! Brava -- it's a lot of work to get that. Jane F.

  9. K, so you're totally gonna come do my linen closet now right? NICE job. I bow to you for taking it on....I am dreading the time I will finally have to purge an organize mine.

    So glad you could Mi4M :)

    cindy @ cottage instincts

  10. Great job on this project! You have inspired me to start on mine.

  11. Ah! Love it! Don't you just want to stand there and stare at it lately? I've recently completed and organizing-my-laundry-room project. Here:
    Now, you can bask in the organizational glow that has gotten me through the rest of my week. ;)
    Great job!!

  12. Great job! Please link up to Fabulous Friday!
    Heather @

  13. Love it! Today I finally cleared all my crafty junk off of every surface in my room (there's a desk under ther?!?!) And tonight I organized all the files on my computer.

  14. Your linen closet wasn't that bad to begin with I thought! Anyway, the end result is divine-how organised and beautiful!

    Best wishes,

  15. Looks wonderful..Want to come to my house?? You id a fantastic job!!
    Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Tatertots/Jello. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. I also would love for you to be a new Fan of my Facebook page too & click “LIKE” in the upper right hand corner of my blog & you’ve done it..Thanks so much! I am just starting at Facebook. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  16. love this. I so want to redo our linen closet in our bathroom and make it nice enough to be okay to have the door open from time to time. I totally had that same before shot going on.


  17. This is a great makeover, you should link up to Sister Sister Sunday sometime! You have a great blog!

  18. What a great job. I recently organized my closet, but I need to get some better containers for our stuff.


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