The Frenchie household has just moved from Rhode Island to barely-over-the-border-of Massachusetts where we bought a nice old house from the 20’s. It had recently been renovated to a degree, but no matter how much renovating someone else can do, everyone wants to make a space their own.
So I started with paint. It’s the easiest and most cost effective way to change the feel of a room on a budget. After having painted our bedroom, I had a bit of paint left over from my accent wall and with a shrug I had put it aside figuring I’d “find a way to use it”.
And then, when I opened up my disgusting linen closet that probably hadn’t been touched since the 70’s, I found a way to use it.
Also, that fern contact paper had to go. So Mr. Frenchie and I added it to our Home Depot list, and wahoo! Found some “faux leather” (la de da!) contact paper on sale for $7/roll. I grabbed one roll and actually ended up able to cover all four shelves. You can’t really tell there is a faux leather detail, not even really up close, but we didn’t care. We only bought it because it was black, and $7.
But just changing the shelves wasn’t enough for me. How could it be when I had some totally radical peacock blue paint left over? Seriously.
And I slapped it all over the walls. I didn’t paint all the way up to the ceiling because I didn’t have enough paint, and I only painted one coat, but I’ve got to say, Behr Ultra is some pretty fantastic paint and I only needed one coat. And also, it’s a linen closet so really, who cares.
And then because painting the walls wasn’t enough for me, I painted the door black. Well, actually I painted the door black because I’m painting all of my doors black.
And then in went the shelves! …which was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be because the shelves were really long and heavy (the closet goes really far into the right) and the space was pretty shallow.
And then I put all my crap inside!
The only thing that bums me out a bit is that I couldn’t really get any good photos of the finished product. Whoever designed the house figured it was a fantastic idea to not put a light in that hallway. You know, where all the other lights in the house are blocked by walls? No light in the closet either, so I’ll have to find a solution for that one.
So there you have it, my roughly $10 (because I probably used a good $10 worth of paint on my room) linen closet makeover! Thanks for having a look & stay inspired!