Linen Closet Makeover

5 years ago by in DIY, Home Decor, home improvment, organization

(This project was originally posted over a Organized Mom. You can view the original project here and here.)

This is my linen closet:

It’s itty bitty, and a whole lotta mess. With a little work it has some serious potential. I have a few ideas on how to get this closet back in shape. First, I need some organization.

After a major purge, I got rid of about half of the bedding and old towels that were living here.

The extra blankets that  I wanted to keep, but rarely used, went into space bags under one of my kids beds that had been empty.

I tend to have a lot of extra towels for guests so I came up with a super cheap way to hang some on the inside of the door.

Now, before I show you what I did, just know, you do not have to be this cheap. :)

This is like ultra-cheap. You can splurge and buy real hardware.

To make thrifty towell rods you need the following from Ikea: Set of 2 hooks for 1.99, spray paint (optional), and a strip of wood from the flooring section at Ikea. You could also use a dowel from a hardware store. Whichever is cheaper.

After cutting the wood to size, I spray painted all the pieces white. I wanted the screws to match so here’s a cool little spray paint trick…

Spray the paint outside on a plastic lid and use a paintbrush to touch up. Work fast, spray paint dries quickly.

Then I set the wood piece on top of the metal hooks. Since it’s going to hold towels it doesn’t necessarily need to be held down as longs as it is cut slightly larger than the width of the hooks. I was worried about my kids pulling it down so I used liquid nails and glued the wood to the hooks. Worked like a charm.

Last step, hang towels!

Before I show you the big reveal, here’s one more thing I did to get the closet organized.

First, some super cute vinyl letters from the House of Smith Design Shop.

I picked up some craft paint, and my husband cut some masonite board into  pieces for me that were just the right size.

I painted the masonite a couple coats of off-white paint…

Then I attached the vinyl, and tied it to my shelves!

Here’s how the closet looks now:

It’s such  big difference! I love how these labels turned out. I love that I can move them around, or attach them to my bins if I want to.

So. Much. Better.

7 Responses to “Linen Closet Makeover”

October 6, 2013 Reply

What is the color on the wall. I love it.

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December 30, 2015 Reply

Would it also be possible to just drill into the center and place the hooks skewer onto the end that way it stayed in place?

March 16, 2016 Reply

It is the beautiful
God job

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