Last week got so busy with the holidays that I simply could not find time to share an update on the linen closet makeover with you. For those of you that are just joining in, today is reveal day for the linen closet; which is the space I chose to work on for this month’s $100 Room Challenge. Let’s take a look back at what the linen closet looked like a few weeks ago…
During week one, I shared my goals for the space, so let’s see what was accomplished.
One of the first things I did was take everything out of the closet. I think this is a great idea in any space you’re looking to organize. With everything cleared, you can go through each item and choose if it’s best to keep it, toss it, or donate it… Like, why have I been saving a travel size mouthwash with 1/2 teaspoon of mouthwash in it? Toss. I also had a nebulizer that my son used, but hasn’t needed in years, so I’m looking into donating it to a place that accepts medical supplies. (Got any ideas?)
I also learned that if you place your folded towels with the folded end facing outward, it looks a whole lot better than having the ends facing out.
2.) Update the shelving
With everything out of the closet, I was able to cover the wire shelving in week 2. I grabbed 4 pieces of foam board from the dollar store, covered it with wrapping paper, and for $4.00, I was able to update the shelving.
I am a huge fan of spray painting dollar store bins for storage. I did it in my pantry, in our coat closet, and in our master bathroom. This time around, however, I decided to actually purchase some storage bins; no spray painting involved. I found the bins in various sizes at Target (and there’s on sale this week… at least online.)
Since I’m a huge fan of labels, I grabbed a paper grocery bag and used my Cricut to cut some black vinyl for the lettering. I then covered the labels with clear contact paper so it would be a little more durable. I attached it with a bit of twine, and was good to go.
For the extra toilet paper, I used the wicker basket I already had in the linen closet and filled it up.
4.) Different Linens
With the craziness of the holidays, I never did get around to shopping for new linens, but I absolutely have some of my budget remaining, so this is on the to do list for a future time.
So… here’s the linen closet today:
Let’s see how the budget turned out…
We left off having spent a total of $4.00 on the foam board shelving. Here’s the final costs…
- Large Plastic Storage Bins x2- $24.68 ($12.34 each after applying the 5% Target Redcard Discount)
- Small Plastic Storage Bins x3- $17.07 ($5.69 each after applying the 5% Target Redcard Discount)
- Paper Grocery Bag- FREE
- Black Vinyl- FREE (Already had on hand)
- Contact Paper- FREE (Already had on hand)
- Twine- FREE (Already had on hand)
Total Spent: $45.75… That’s $54.25 UNDER budget!!!
I love when I come in under budget!
Next month will mark my 10th $100 Room Challenge, so I’ve asked some of my blogging friends to join in the challenge. I am so excited!!! You will be able to follow along with some amazing bloggers and see how they use $100 to makeover a space in their homes.
You can follow the linen closet progress here:
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