Adding Barn Wood to Linen Closet Shelves
Welcome to Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge, this week we will focus on Adding Barn Wood to Linen Closet Shelves.
This week we will be Adding Barn Wood to Linen Closet Shelves by adding a basic barn wood facia board to the front of all the existing wire shelves to create a pretty looking linen closet. This will cover and replace the ugly wire shelve and give me that upscale cohesive look that I desire.
Just in case you have missed a week, here are the past weeks post for your review:
WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
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If you are just joining this post, I will give you a quick recap: This challenge takes place twice a year. January and September is when Erin invites us to redo a room in our home using only $100. As you can see the premise of this challenge is real simple: one month, one space, and $100. If you want to know more about the $100 Room Challenge, check out Erin’s post to see how the concept was inspired, and it is colossal growth since she decided to start it.
Last week we removed all the previously housed linens, textiles, and pillows from the closet. We purged and donated anything that was no longer able to work in these two rooms. Which included mis-matched sheets, items that were not being used, and towels that were no longer at their freshest. Now that the closet is empty, it is time to add the barn wood facia boards.
The barn wood facia boards we are using for the linen closet, are the exact same ones that we used on our fireplace mantle and drop zone area. If you get a chance, you really should check them out if you have the time. I got to say they both turned out really great. Since we have already purchased these boards in a 6 pack from Home Depot , we lucked out and only needed one 8 foot board for all of these shelves.
Since the existing wire shelves are 24″ long, we were able to cut all four facia boards out of one piece, of the 8 foot board. This works out to $8.37. Next we used some wire shelf brackets ($4.36 for 12) to affix the facia board to the racks. We decided that 3 brackets per shelf would be fine since they are pretty light facia boards. Plus, the fit between the wall and new facia boards was actually snug enough to hold with out any brackets, but just for safety sake we wanted to make sure they were firmly attached. The picture below gives you an idea of how the brackets attached to the facia boards. Yes, you do have to install them from inside the closet, on your back, but the look is so worth it!!! The best part we were able to create these faux wooden shelves for a whopping $12.73, can you believe that? I have decided to hold the finished pictures for next week, so you can get a big final reveal, but you can check out the first rendition of this type of project in our Pet Room Closet Conversion.
I know it is kind of mean that I am holding the final reveal pictures, but if you notice above, you can see a sneak peak at the baskets I have chosen. I got these for a total steal, a 3 pc set of nesting baskets at my local HomeGoods for $30. So at this point my all in total is at $42.73. I will probably have room left in the budget to get some fresh towels and other fun goodies to go inside too. I am so excited that it is all really coming together!
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You basket choice sounds super pretty. Looking forward to your reveal.
Thank you Patti, i am very very excited to show the reveal. I think mine will be next week since I am pretty much done at this point. I have notice a few people are taking the extra week which makes sense but I was really stretching a Linen Closet to 4 weeks LOL.
That wood is lovely! Can’t wait to see your beautiful linen closet!
What a clever upgrade! We recently redid one of our small closets into a mini office. It’s fun to see how other people are redoing their closets 🙂
That is a really great idea, I love the office conversion into to unexpected spaces. 🙂
What a great idea! I can’t wait to see how they turned out!
This is an ingenious idea, Jennifer! I just love the look and the cost can not be beat. Very clever, oh can’t wait to see the finished closet now!!
Wow that’s so cool. I didn’t know you could attach wood to the shelves like that. I can’t wait to see the reveal!
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The suspense is killing me! Can’t wait to see the reveal!
Such a great idea to update wire shelving. Cannot wait to see this whole closet all finished up!
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This is great idea, I may have to add some facia boards to my cooling racks that are visible in my bakery kitchen from the store. It would really dress up those wire racks for sure. Thanks for the great idea.
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