Adding Barn Wood to Linen Closet Shelves

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!

Want to see even more transformations? Check out below for even more ideas of what you can do with $100 from these amazing group of bloggers!

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  1. You basket choice sounds super pretty. Looking forward to your reveal.

  2. 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.

  3. That wood is lovely! Can’t wait to see your beautiful linen closet!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. That is a really great idea, I love the office conversion into to unexpected spaces. 🙂

  6. What a great idea! I can’t wait to see how they turned out!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. The suspense is killing me! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

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  15. the cheap jordan's

    There’s noticeably a bundle to learn about adding facia boards to wire shelves and proper storage techniques.You made sure nice points and have given us a lot of options also. Great post love the $100 challenge.

  16. Crafty Minks

    Thank you for all the pieces and details to recreate this closet. I love the way it looks and aspire to make mine look very similar.

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  32. Chloe

    You always inspired me to think outside the box like you do. I love the idea of adding a facia board to wire shelving, so inexpensive and the reveal is beautiful.

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  35. kyrie irving

    I am impressed, you kept with in a $100 budget. I have to say that would be very hard for me. Your thought process to do this of linen closet is excellent!

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  38. sweet caroline

    There is so much to learn from you and these wonderfully creative ideas. I love that barn wood board you added it really improves the visual appear of this closet. LOVE IT!

  39. This post really answered my linen closet problem. I also, really hate those ugly wire shelves but just don’t have the money to put forth into redoing all the shelves. Thank you!

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  42. the cheap jordan's

    You are so very cool! You know how I like cheap! This is perfect! Please keeping doing more of these challenges.

  43. Alaina Boyd

    I really really really LOVE this idea. I am so jealous of how pretty your linen closet is, and I must replicate it in my own.

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  49. Mountaineering Trail

    Thank you so much for giving us this fantastic idea for our own closet. This is really a budget friendly way to make it look pretty.

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  52. Daphne DeLouise

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  56. Elyse Gance

    Aw, this was a really nice post. A concept I would like to do in my own home.

  57. Raminjah

    There is clearly a bunch to know about this type of design. You made sure good factors in features also. Nice post.thank you for sharing.

  58. Erin

    Oh I really love this idea, and the beautiful wood makes it. Gorgeous!

  59. cupcake baker

    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.

  60. Little Sparrow

    Can I just say what a great idea this is……I mean how do you come up with this stuff. You are truly a very creative soul.

  61. Zebra Crossing

    I wish you could come design my home. It is in desperate need of your advice.

  62. 42 herber

    Wow that is all I can say…………what a great idea. That is all I got. My mind is still spinning.

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  64. Maysz

    I would have never thought to have done this to wire closet shelves, such a great idea to dress them up.

  65. Pretty selection of content so far. I am so impressed with the way you created the faux shelves for this closet such a game changer.

  66. Catalina

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation. It does not seem too complicated to me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it for my own closet!

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    Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity of your writing and commitment you submit to your readers is just very cool. So I think you are an expert on this subject and blogging in general. Thanks a million and please continue the gratifying work.

  68. Land of Nod

    Inspired to the hilt by this particular challenge, $100 is more my speed.

  69. We are really enjoying this post about your Linen closet upgrade.

  70. Isidro Grigaliunas

    An interesting discussion and I think that you must write more on this subject since this type of decor is so popular.

  71. Ciara

    Whoa! This blog is awesome! I love this idea for a closet and it has pretty much the same layout and design as my own. Superb choice of colors too!

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