Sunday, September 18, 2011

Linen Closet Makeover




  My linen closet was in desperate need of a makeover.


The walls needed to be repainted,


and the shelves had seen better days.


I originally planned to update the closet by stenciling a fun pattern on the walls.  I quickly changed my mind after I found this unopened roll of wallpaper at the thrift store. 


Priced at just $1.99, I knew it was meant to be!  As an added bonus, the wallpaper was very similar to the stripes I painted last year in my hallway.


This was my first time using wallpaper.  It was fairly easy to apply in such a small space.  To keep myself from becoming too overwhelmed, I broke the project up in steps.  First, I painted the shelves using leftover paint.  The next day, I  painted the trim.  On the third day, I applied the wallpaper.  We had to live with a mess for a few days, but the end results made it well worth it! 


The top shelf was previously empty, so I added a few planters from Ikea and filled them with some faux foliage from the Dollar Store. 


I reused baskets that I already had for storing things like toilet paper and extra blankets.


Clear glass containers are great storage options for soap.


An inexpensive yet time-consuming project, but in the end just the change this closet needed!

*A huge thank-you to Jen @ I Heart Organizing, Leanne @ Organize Your Stuff Now and Ange, from The Blooming Hydrangea for featuring my closet on their blogs!  Thank-you kindly ladies!

I am linking this post to: Kelly's Korner

78 comments:

  1. Marvelous! It looks wonderful and that wall paper was definitely a score! Good job!

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  2. Wow Brandi, I can't believe how good your closet looks!! That wallpaper was such a good score :)

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  3. That's a GREAT looking closet Brandi! Nice work. I can't believe you've never wallpapered before and started with stripes! Nice work!

    Pam

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  4. It looks great! That wallpaper was an awesome score, and love the glass dishes.

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  5. Brandi, you blow me away! That looks fantastic! I didn't think "real" people had linen closets that looked so beautiful and you have proved me wrong. Nice job, girlie! Impressed. Again. :)

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  6. Great job Brandi! I love the baskets!

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  7. That looks like one of those television ad linen closets. They can look like that? You are way too fabulous!

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  8. Showroom ready. Please feel free to make over any room in my house.

    Love it.

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  9. Wow! That closet is awesome! Please come work on mine! lol Beautiful.

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  10. Caress should totally pay you for that fabulous Ad!
    m.

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  11. Thanks you so much for stopping by and commenting on my reconstructed chair. It is so nice to get encouragement. I love what you did with your closet...looks fabulous!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  12. Looks great girl... My friends make fun of me... How about yours..

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  13. Having a spiffy home brings so much satisfaction! I need to clean out a few closets thanks for motivating me, and you're right it will be time consuming.

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  14. It is lovely Brandi! I love the stripes and the colors are so soothing. Sometimes just taking your time on a project makes it even more sweeter. I bet you like going into your linen closet now. :)
    xo

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  15. fab.u.lous! i love the extra snazziness from the wall paper, which absolutely looks like you painted it! great job!

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  16. Wow!!! LOVE the wallpaper! If my linen closet looked like that - I would be such a happy woman :)

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  17. This looks so great -- I love it!
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  18. I'd love it if my linen closet looked like yours! Wow! Love the wallpaper.

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  19. Great job! You make it look so easy. :)

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  20. Wow that looks like something from a spa! Very nive! I'm new to ur blog and LOVIN it! I hope your blog name was inspired by that song by the system...don't disturb this groove is now stuck in my head :)

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  21. Great idea's.. I love it.. I found you while looking for blogger's and idea's via fall articles, you where on a comment list and I decided to check out your space here, I LOVE IT.. Officially following ya with smiles.. I'm marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.. Hope you can stop inand say hello sometime.. GREAT posts here.. :))

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  22. Brandi -- can't tell you how inspired I am! I hate my tiny linen closet in my tiny house and I keep thinking I could SO triple the space if I just took some time with it! Your makeover is absolutely lovely -- keep the door open!!

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  23. Fabulous job, love everything about it, including your soap jar! http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

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  24. That looks so good! I need to do that to my boring closet!

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  25. Fantastic makeover! It looks lovely. First time on your space and loving it:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  26. That is one beautiful linen closet! I would never want to close the door if I were you! Great job!

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  27. Hey girl! I stayed up till 2 last night too! And we want tell no one that I was late getting my son to school either! I felt terrible about it! Thank you for your sweet comments! I'm a shopaholic for sure! But a cheap one!

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  28. Wow, that looks so good...please come do mine! This reminds me of Martha Stewart's good work, great job! :D

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  29. fabulous. and best blog name maybe ever.

    come visit anytime.

    michele

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  30. I love your closet. What a great idea to use wallpaper and the price was fabulous. Very nice!

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  31. Very nice! Your organized linen closet looks great!

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  32. That looks really great! My linen closet is pretty pitiful. I wish I had your knack for making things look nice:)

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  33. Lovely!! I love the striped wallpaper!! :)

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  34. ok Brandi... that is officially to neat!!!! It looks fantastic!

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  35. amazing rooms :)

    Do you following me? I follow you :)

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  36. Nicely done my friend. Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

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  37. This is a closet to make Martha Stewart herself jealous!! Amazing job :)

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  38. Your closet looks great! I am ashamed of mine now. ;oP
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - nice to "meet" you :)

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  39. Thanks for stopping by my blog... couldn't wait to see yours. I love what you've done with your linen closet. I like using baskets like that too...it works! I also LOVE Ikea & it's only 30 minutes from where I live now. (Way to tempting) I'll come back and read more of your blog later. ":o)

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  40. Brandi !!! Fabulous Job ...


    Shoumi Aslam

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  41. That's so adorable! My closet longs to be your closet. I especially love those faux plants.

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  42. Love the new look of your closet! It's the little things that make us smile, eh?
    great job!
    gail

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  43. Brandi,
    I have closet ENVY! I would kill to have a closet with everything all neat and organized like that. And how cool to find the stripes, huh?

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  44. Such terrific closet Brandy, it's so perfect and neat, wish I had one like yours because I have one that needs to get refreshed and I keep procrastinating about it! Thank you so much for sharing. I loved your visit to see my tour of Quito and for the lovely comments, you and your hubby are very welcomed for a "real" visit here too! Enjoy your weekend. FABBY

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  45. Well done, you! It looks gorgeous! You must keep popping in there just to seew what a good job you've done!!

    Sarahx

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  46. Gosh Brandi, your closet looks amazing. Way to go again. You are a talented homemaker!

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  47. Thank you for stopping by. I absolutely love your linen closet! What a fantastic makeover!

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  48. Your linen closet looks fantastic! Great job and well worth the effort!

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  49. This looks totally fresh and gorgeous ! Love what you did...my cupboards are bursting with mess... I must give this a go ! xx Ava

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  50. Now I spotted those cute white planters and knew I had seen them at one of my favorite stores...IKEA!!! Great idea using that thrifty wallpaper...thanks for sharing at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  51. Wow! That is amazing!! I really love that wallpaper - what a find! Thanks for sharing - it's very inspiring. :)

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  52. So pretty Brandi! It looks like a spa in your closet!

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  53. Ficou muito lindo... Brandi, você é muito criativa e pelo visto é de raciocínio muito rápido, porque idealiza seus projetos logo que depara com uma promessa... quando crescer quero ser assim! rsrs Beijinhos do Brasil!

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  54. This is great! I love it all, the stripes, the baskets, the plants....lovely!

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  55. You are so right...these project are definitely a time-suck, but in the end, make such a huge difference...I'm such a sucker for an organized closet! Great job on it, girl!

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  56. Brandi, Wow! Great find with the wallpaper and it looks awesome! I just love an organized space, the soap in the jar is so cute, love the entire closet! Thanks for linking up today at Roomspiration.

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  57. Great job Brandi, your closet looks amazing! I love the wallpaper, I can't believe you found such a great deal.

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  58. This is too pretty to be behind closed doors! Wonderful layout, orderly and beautiful! Congrats and thanks for joining Roomspiration!

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  59. This looks great! I really need to do this to my linen closet. Thanks for the inspiration and nudge to get it done :)

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  60. I love that wallpaper! Great find. Your closet looks ten times better than any closet in my house :) It's so pretty and organized. Nice work!

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  61. Nice job Brandi! I want some of that wall paper...

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  62. love it!! everything looks so pretty in there. really pretty closet.

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  63. I know I commmented when you first posted this but I saw it again over at Thrifty Decor and I just had to say I love it again!
    -Shelley

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  64. Brandi, that is GORGEOUS. Can you come and do my linen closet. . . oh, yes. I don't even have one. And so proud of you for busting out the wallpaper! Thanks for linking up to the party.

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  65. OMG love that wallpaper in the back; it's so classy!
    Stopping by from Dog Days of Winter link up
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  66. Brandi,
    I love the potted plants at the top. What a great idea. The color scheme is very calming and relaxing. :)
    I'm in the process of redoing our bathroom/linen closet. Thanks for the inspiration. www.domesticability.com
    Lura
    x

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  67. Your linen closet looks fabulous!! The wallpaper looks amazing on the space. What a great find.
    Ruth

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  68. this looks fabulous! I love the wallpaper in the space what a clever idea! I have so many of those cute wicker baskets I think I am gonna have to try my hand at this project for it is uber classy and amazing! Thanks for sharing! Great job girl!

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  69. Gosh, I love this! It makes me want to redo my my linen closet again!!! Thanks for sharing. Popping over from the Dog Days linkup! :o)

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  70. Your linen closet looks FAB!! And what a score on that $1.99 wallpaper! AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing your cute & organized space at the "Organize It' linky party!!

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  71. I never thought to put wallpaper in a linen closet... brilliant! :)

    This looks so fabulous! I love the wood baskets, too! Great job!

    Shannon
    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously Vintage

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  72. that linen closet is better than most rooms!

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  73. Hi Brandi,

    Love how you transformed a plain old linen cupboard into a pretty focal point! It looks wonderful!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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