Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Linen Closet reveal

Apologies for the infrequent posts this month.  June has flown by!  We've been keeping ourselves busy this summer with mini trips up the coast, entertaining family & friends visiting from out of town and your average everyday toddler fun.  So needless to say, the project list has been neglected... BIG TIME - and I have a sneaking suspicion the neglect will continue through the summer.  I'll do my best to stay focused but to set expectations for my lovely loyal readers... I'm hoping to check in with you 1 or 2 times a week with a fun post.

In other news, our upstairs linen closet is finally in working order.  This closet was part of the master renovation and an hour of yesterday afternoon was dedicated to filling it with bed linens.

This was the linen closet pre-demolition... I'm speechless.  Actually, a few words come to mind but they are not appropriate for this family friendly forum.

Then this was the condition it sat in for about 2 months.  There was a lot of back and forth with the Furnace Crew, our Contractor and myself.  The original plan was to relocate the furnace from our master bedroom closet into this linen closet (obviously to make room for my shoe collection) and still work in some storage space for our bed linens.  The Furnace Crew said it wasn't possible.  But I found if you ask your Contractor the same question over and over and over again to the point of exhaustion you will eventually get the answer you were hoping for.

See!  I told them it was possible.  They should know never to mess with a woman and her closet space.  I mean please... really!!

The drawers are about 27 inches long so the amount of storage is pretty great.

I lined all the three drawers with Kaufman Waterford Linen fabric from and labelled them with Martha Stewart's Adhesive Bookplates.

The boys are still using crib sheets for their toddler beds but the future plan is to use this drawer for extra bathroom toiletries and supplies when they convert to real big boy beds this Fall.

The door hardware are the Utility Latches from Restoration Hardware.

And the furnace hides neatly and safely behind the latched door on the right.

The only hiccup in my design plan is that blank space above the drawers.  Ideally, I would have liked to add a few shelves but there is a furnace vent pipe hiding behind there.  Maybe I can mount a bulletin board or something... 

Any suggestions for how to make that dead space functional?



  1. Hang a photo of your family or a print off Etsy! It will be your little treat for changing the bed linens...a job I know I don't particularly enjoy.

  2. Chalkboard paint to keep a list of needed supplies?


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