Linen Closet: Before & After

Well, I finally did it.  I have wanted to paint and organize the linen closet for a year now, and I finally got it done!  It was crazy, because I was set on painting it before getting it organized, so it stayed like this for waaaay too long.  As you can see below, I first had to haul all the stuff out and throw it on the bed (my husband and I slept in the guest room that night!).  I decided to put my flannel sheet sets upstairs with the winter clothes and also stored some other things that we donโ€™’t use very much in other places.  Then I painted it blue (Crystal Waters, Behr) and the shelves a basic white glossy finish for easy cleaning.  I bought some baskets and plastic bins, and voila!  Now I open it up just to breathe a sigh of relief.  It feels so good.  On to the next project . . .

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    Getting organized feels so good, doesn’t it?! I have a linen closet that needs to be tackled too – seeing this post makes me want to get it done. Thanks Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Good for you Ann! Freedom is an organized closet. I am in the middle of organizing a closet in the guest room…can’t wait for that feeling of satisfaction! Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers!

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    Would love that big of a closet for linens, but the I might buy more! It’s amazing just turning the towels so they all have the cold to the front makes a shelf look so much neater.

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    I’m sorry auto correct is not my friend. It was supposed to read it’s amazing how just turning the towels so they all have their fold to the front makes a shelf look so much neater.

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    That looks so neat and tidy. I had to laugh at all the clothes on the bed. My son’s bedroom looks very much like that…… and he isn’t in the middle of decorating….. he is simply a scruffy student.

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