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:

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

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

Tamsyn said...

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

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

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

Kim said...

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

Candace said...

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. :)

Comeca Jones said...

Great job Brandi! I love the baskets!

Sinful Sundays said...

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

Dr. Reginia said...

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

Love it.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

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

Mark Himes said...

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

Pamma said...

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

Pattie said...

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

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

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.

Sing said...

Looks awesome and so serene.

michelle said...

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

Quiana said...

Fantastic makeover!

the cape on the corner said...

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

Shelley said...

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

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

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

Ellie said...

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

Optimistic Mom said...

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

CeCe said...

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 :)

Marilyn said...

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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!!

Decorating with Cents said...

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

All That Glitters said...

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

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

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

Jen said...

Love the makeover!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

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

All That Glitters said...

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!

Julie Harward said...

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

michele said...

fabulous. and best blog name maybe ever.

come visit anytime.

michele

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I like this - looks very neat.

Susie2 said...

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

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Very nice! Your organized linen closet looks great!

Raina said...

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

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Rapuncela said...

amazing rooms :)

Do you following me? I follow you :)

Katherines Corner said...

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

Connie @ Salvage Savvy said...

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

Jen J. said...

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

Geneva said...

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)

Shoumi said...

Brandi !!! Fabulous Job ...


Shoumi Aslam

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

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

gail said...

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

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

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?

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

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

Sarahx

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Andrea said...

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

Ava said...

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

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

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

Debra said...

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

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

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

Marcia Dias said...

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!

To The Moon and Back said...

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

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

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!

Ange said...

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.

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

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

Shan said...

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

Megan Lee said...

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

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

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!

Sherryd said...

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

Colleen said...

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

Calypso In The Country said...

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

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely beautiful~ Megan

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

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.

Darby Hawley said...

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

Domesticable said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Summer said...

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!

Pamela M said...

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)

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

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!!

Shannon said...

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

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

that linen closet is better than most rooms!

Val Manchuk said...

Hi Brandi,

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

Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca