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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Our Linen Closet Makeover

Now that all the main parts of the house have all been painted it's time to start tackling the closets. We won't be necessarily making them all "pretty" but we do need to clean them up and paint them.  Our linen closet is right at the top of the stairs and seeing how a few members of our family seem to like to leave the doors open we figured it would be nice to clean this one up and make it more visually appealing after we got it painted.

The first thing we did was pull out the shelves and paint the walls (Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore) and painted the shelves (Simply White by Benjamin Moore).

I originally planned on using a wallpaper I had picked out but realized the access panel might be a little tricky so I decided to just paint and use a stencil for a little more interest. Because I decided that pretty much at the last minute I just ran to the craft store and found whatever stencil I thought would work size-wise and went with it. Because it's just a linen closet and it was gong to be pretty hidden anyway with everything on the shelves I wasn't too worried about it being very perfect.

Once we got it painted and the shelves were fully dried we put the shelves back in and started organizing. We got new baskets, towels. and glass jars from Wayfair. We hid a lot of our not so pretty things in all the baskets. For instance we have several very colorful sheet sets with Disney characters that are all in one basket and lots of our other sheets are in other baskets. The more colorful towels that we don't use very often are up in one of the top baskets as well as our dehumidifier. Then we've got lots of other miscellaneous and more colorful items in the other baskets and boxes. All of the white towels and washcloths that we use every day are out and easy to grab along with toilet paper and some of the extra sheets and blankets we use on a more regular basis. The jars with clothespins are more decorative but as these doors get left open quite a bit, it's nice having something pretty to look at every time we walk by.

We added an inexpensive hook type thing to hang our mini ironing board and iron on. I used some fabric from a shower curtain to recover our ironing board. It doesn't necessarily match the rest of the space very well but it was a fun print and all I could find.

I love these bird jars so much! I think they would be fun to use at a party filled with candy.

Source List:

Wall Color - Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
Trim and Shelf Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore
Stencil - Martha Stewart, from Michael's
Top Shelf:
    Baskets - Wayfair
    Jars with Bird Top - Wayfair 
Second Shelf from Top:
    Storage Boxes - Wayfair
    Washcloths (and hand towels and bath towels on the other shelves) - Wayfair 
    Miscellaneous Bed Linens - Some from IKEA some from Target
Third Shelf from Top:
    Wire Baskets - Wayfair
    Hand Towels in Wire Baskets - From lots of places, have had for years
    Quilts - From Target about 8 years ago
Fourth Shelf from Top:
    Hand Towels - See washcloth link above
     Jars with Bird on Top - Wayfair 
     Quilts, Blankets and Pillow Cases - From lots of places, have had for years
Bottom Shelf:
     Towels - See washcloth link above
     Storage Boxes - Wayfair
     Baskets on Left - HomeGoods
     Laundry Basket - HomeGoods

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday and a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Disclaimer - Wayfair provided me with items from their website in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Little Peek at Our Linen Closet Makeover

We hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far. I haven't finished typing up my linen closet makeover up yet but thought I would show you a little peek. Hopefully I will have it finished up in time for tomorrow. In the next post I will have a very detailed source list. For today though. here are just a few images.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"May the road rise up to meet you..."

We are excited that our newest sign is about to be listed.  This one is the Irish blessing, "May the road rise up to meet you..." It will be a available at 10 A.M. today (Thursday, February 26th).

You can get a full source list for this room in Saturday's post by clicking here.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

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