$100 Room Challenge Week 4 Linen Closet Reveal

$100 Room Challenge Week 4 Linen Closet Reveal

It’s here, it’s here!!! Welcome to the $100 Room Challenge Week 4 Linen Closet Reveal.

We have added a barn wood facia board to the front of all the existing wire shelves, purged the unwanted items and purchased new totes for storage.

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.

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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I just want to start with a before picture just to remind you of where we started this project the first week of January. Ugly wire shelving and linens not in the current rotation of our day to day home life. I will be honest, and tell you I know this is really not a horrific site, and most of America would love to have a linen closet this organized,  but keep in mind that it can always be a little bit better.

Are you ready for this? Check out how I  made this space even better, a linen closet that I don’t cringe to open in front of anyone.  I really feel that the wood facia boards makes the closet look very custom, and by utilizing the totes you no longer see those sheet sets that can not be folded to perfection.

You may also notice the gray and white color theme. I was able to purge out most of the mismatch items. The items I did decide to keep, that do not match this color story are neatly stored inside the opaque totes. This was one of the factors of picking these types of totes, while I love the wire baskets you could literally see everything inside of them. Which is not really doing anything aesthetically pleasing for this hallway closet.

Yes I know, if it is all suppose to be gray and white, what is the blue first aid box doing in there? I will admit I had reservations about placing it in here too, but first of all it is vintage circa 1960 something, and has been in my family for years.  Second, it is a First Aid kit!! Which needs to be readily accessible and easy to find, so that trumps design esthetics every time. Okay, so why did I opt to keep the wire shelves in stead just replacing them all with wood? Well budget is the fast and easy answer. Also, I like the idea of having wire shelves in a linen closet, because it keeps the air circulation moving through out. This helps to keep the sheets and towels from getting a musty stored away smell.


I also added in a few scent sachets to help keep this linen closet always smelling fresh and clean. I left one out to scent the closet, and slide the other into the totes that contain the sheets, pillow cases, and throw pillows.

A budget friendly tip I picked up from my mom as a kid, is to take the free perfume samples sent in the mail via catalogues and place them inside the totes and drawers. As a child post depression era baby, she did not have much, her parents learned to be thrifty and so did she.  Why spend $5 on a scent sachet when vendors send expensive perfume samples to you for free that you can hide in your drawers and totes.  Do you remember me saying that I wanted the facia boards of the hallway linen closet to match my fireplace, since it was located directly across from the landing it was located on? Well here is the view of how this barn wood ties in to to create a very cohesive feel in two spaces that are in direct site line of each other. When designing spaces you always want to keep your site lines in mind, and how the spaces will flow into one another. This keeps you focused on the big picture. 


Do you think I made it??? Well of course I did, I actually came in way under and was able to add a few great things to freshen up the space even more. I also replenished a few towels as well since they were on sale at JC Penney, which is one of my go to spots for deals on towels. The Big One 12 pc. Solid Bath Towel Set Kohl’s with free shipping everyday anywhere over $75, or stores for free. This is one of my all time favorites when looking for a good quality, affordable towels.


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Here is how the budget broke down for the $100 Room Challenge:


Barn Wood 8 Ft                                         $8.37

Closet Brackets                                         $4.36

Set of 3 Baskets                                       $30.00

4 Scented Sachets @$2.00 ea               $8.00

12 pc. Bath Set   {$44.99 (on sale) Extra 20% off coupon= $35.99 }

(4 bath 4 hand, 4 wash)                        $35.77   


TOTAL SPENT:       $86.50





  1. I love the color pallet that you’ve used.

  2. I love what you have done with everything. The totes are adorable. And this would be a great excuse to get new towels! I will have to remember that!

  3. Wow! You did such a beautiful job! I love your linen closet. So pretty!

  4. I love love love this! Although most people would consider my linen closet very tidy, I feel the same way when I open it up and see those wire racks lol! I like how you kept the wiring (since it does promote circulation and prevent that musty smell) and just added the wood for ascetics, looks great.
    And it also makes total sense about adding the first aid kit where you did.
    Great post and thank you for sharing!

  5. That wood facia is genius. So much more cohesive and custom looking.

  6. The wood fronts look amazing!!! Such a great idea. I want this to be my linen closet 🙂 You did a great job… and you came in under budget! So happy to have you join the challenge this month!

  7. Erin thank you so much for inviting me to join this fabulous group!!! I really enjoyed the challenge and I am already looking forward to the next $100 Room Makeover in September!!!

  8. Ola | JadoreLeDecor.com

    I love Love Love the barn wood addition! What a huge impact! #sharefest #theswaylife

  9. Lelandswits

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. many thanks

  10. It’s amazing what a difference that wood fascia makes! And all those little baskets look great. It’s so nice to have a closet that you don’t cringe whenever you open the door!

  11. That wood trim was an awesome idea. What a difference it made and I love the baskets too.

  12. Your closet is gorgeous now! And I love that perfume sample trick – so smart!

  13. Rosemary | A Hint of Rosemary

    Your post are invaluable to me. I love that you also compete in low budget decorating challenges too. I think most people are like me and might fine themselves on a fixed budget. We still like nice things and we could we easily set aside $100 a month to upgrade our homes. Just wanted to say thanks and love you blog!

  14. Gwendolyn

    You sure made some nice points in this feature. Also I love the way the closet turned out. What a great idea to add that facia board. It looks like a million bucks not a 100 bucks. LOL

  15. Thea

    This is the proper blog for anyone who desires to search out out about closet design. Love that you did it all for under $100, You definitely put a brand new spin on this project. Nice stuff!

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  17. Lilly

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  19. Ahhhh! I love how the wood looks! I have so much wire shelving in my closets and I definitely need to try this. Looks so good and organized!

  20. Crafty Minks

    Good post. I studied this post closely, since it is so affordable and looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Ladies of Leisure

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  23. Iris Schaffer

    You made some first rate decisions there. I looked on the web for this design problem and found most individuals will associate with with your website. That is great! The $100 Room Challenge is the way to go for sure!

  24. sunshine and daisies

    I would like to show appreciation to you for sharing my similar closet affliction. I also want a tidy linen closet, and this one makes me really happy. I think I will have to a facia boards like you did, because it really turned out very pretty.

  25. timberland

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  26. Audrey Lee

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  27. Val Newberry

    Thanks for all of your work on this web site. You have been performing a very good job. All I can say about his post is WOW! I want to redo all my closets now.

  28. Donna Baker

    Oh my goodness! What an incredible article! Love the reveal and the low bidet restraints. Thank you!

  29. huarache

    Can I simply say what a great idea this is. You definitely know how to solve a problem and make it pretty. More individuals must read this and understand this concept.

  30. MightyPam

    Bravo, this is a great design concept, and one that will surely catch on rather quickly. I know we all hate those ugly wire shelves. Thanks for all the information!

  31. Little Farmgirl

    I was more than happy to see this challenge on your site. I wished to say thanks for your time for this excellent post!! I definitely having fun with every little bit of it and I love the $100 budget, such a obtainable goal. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post through out the year.

  32. Kendra Maytree

    I love your site, and try to make it out to see what you have been doing every few months. I just caught this 4 week post about the $100 room challenge. What a great idea and you did such a good job too! Many thanks for the linen closet inspiration.

  33. Kimberly Nester

    I am so impressed with this entire challenge, I have to say. I like the idea and concept and the implementation of your design. So happy to have I stumbled upon this in my search for one thing relating to this.

  34. Vaishnavi

    As I mentioned in my pervious comment I really do enjoy reading your blog. This challenge is wonderful and so affordable, which I believe is important to most of us. You created a efficient, yet beautiful upgrade to your linen closet that everyone will love.

  35. C_Coleman

    Good article, great idea to only spend $100, so thanks for sharing. I want to see more like this! Added to FeedBurner as designer

  36. Chloe

    Thank you for providing me and other individuals with these marvelous design possibilities. I love that you took part in this challenge, it is really a fun one. I have been following it for a year or two, now and I always find the great inspirations here. Adding you to my rss feed so I can find you quickly, I have a feeling you have much more, where this came from.

  37. Gayle Curtis

    Very nice post! I love the challenge of keeping it with in $100 that is a feat in and of itself. I definitely love this web site, keep on producing these types of wonderful posts.

  38. Pax & Bran

    Wow this turned out great! I wanted to show my gratitude for your kind-heartedness to have design ideas that fit into a average family’s budget. Thank you!

  39. Kate Andrews

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs far more consideration and more posts like this one. I think most people prefer a obtainable budget like this one. By the way thanks for that info. on the facia boards and shelving.

  40. I love a pretty closet! What a huge transformation – The wood looks fantastic!

  41. Addie Mae

    I have to express my appreciation to you, I am not sure what I would’ve done with my linen closet, if I had not come upon such a great ideas like this. Thanks a lot for your high quality and amazing guide.

  42. AB Micheals

    I love your work it always inspires me so, thanks for being you.

  43. What a great organized space you created! Way to come in under budget! Everything looks great (and you’re right- safety trumps asthetics always! 😉 but I didn’t notice it at first anyway! I was drawn to the pretty wood shelf trim!)

  44. sweet caroline

    I really think this web site needs much more consideration from the internet as a whole. I will be back again to read much more, thanks for that info.

  45. I have dreams of a linen closet that looks like this, after raising kids, I figured I would never see the day, but now I have high hopes.

  46. Brenda Kindy

    There’s noticeably a lot to learn about budget design. You make it look so simple and yet you spend very little money. This is something we all want, nice things at the best possible price. Thanks for keeping it real and being budget design friendly, since not everyone is bringing home 6 figures.

  47. Can I just say how much I love this challenge, it is fun to see how you work within the perimeters of a tight budget. You did a fantastic job, I love that you just added a facia board to existing racks, brilliant.

  48. the cheap jordan's

    I am still amazed at this transformation fo this space for like $50, wow!

  49. Pam

    Thanks a lot of thanks for all your work on the entire website. You have been conducting a first class job for a new blogger and it has not gone unnoticed.

  50. Wendy

    Great idea, you answered my linen closet dilemma and now I have a great game plan to execute the perfect upgrade. Thanks.

  51. Jamie Montauk

    You have so much originality it like a breath of fresh air every time I ope the next post. Plus you are so helpful by bringing new things new to the internet!

  52. Quinn Sherton

    I needed you in my life, this is a really great idea. I love the $100 Room Challenge and all the inspiration it give me for my home. All that are completely do-able.

  53. Mary Katherine

    I really love the way your linen closet looks now, I only wish mine was that clean and tidy. I am pinning this as a goal for myself this month. Wish me luck.

  54. Klondike

    I got your newsletter and just had to see what projects you had going on. This is a new challenge for you and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I hope you continue to do more $100 Challenges in the future, because this closet looks great!

  55. Excellant Interiors

    This web site is really a treasure trove of great ideas. Thank you for issues your posts as DIY and sharing these inspiring interiors with the design world.

  56. Seagull Watcher

    I get so much pleasure from studying your site and seeing what is considered to be a on point trend. I am pretty sure that many folks think the same thing. Keep up all your hard work!

  57. Wendy

    I have really wanted to write you a quick comment and tell you how much I have been enjoying your blog since you started it. I have finally found the time and wanted to leave you a little note. Also I really enjoyed this challenge with the $100 budget, very fun.

  58. Alys

    Just wanted to say how much I really enjoyed this post. I love you creative spirit and eyer for design.

  59. Kendall | Is it nap time yet?

    I really liked this challenge and whole lot. It is so nice to see designer ideas in my price budget.

  60. Lena Colquit

    This web site is really a great find for me. I love your style and ideas.

  61. Cooking with Caroline

    I love this post, you ladies always impress me with the $100 challenge. It is one of my favortie blog challenges online!

  62. Annette

    I was very happy to see this with a tight budget, it makes the challenge a little bit more really than and endless budget or a whole lot of free things giving to bloggers by sponsors. I have you bookmarked so I can take a look at all your new stuff as it comes out.

  63. Paris52

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  64. 42 herber

    Another great post, this is one I can see myself doing over the weekend.

  65. Liz @ 104 Main

    You have a fantastic blog here! I know I would prefer you to make some invitation posts on my blog, what do you think? hit me up if you are interested.

  66. Roxi Tomos

    I visited multiple pages this site is actually excellent. Love this challenge!

  67. Maysz

    This entire post was great and turned out so nice. You really did a great job color coordinating everything and making your linen closet so appealing to look at, which is quite a feat.

  68. Marvelous, what a post this is! I have really loved it, please keep it up.

  69. Catalina

    Wonderful project, I really do love how it turned out and now I want to do this with my hallway linen closet too! What a fun webpage this is! Full of helpful facts for us, please continue to keep it up.

  70. Hope

    Oh my gosh I love this closet! It is everything I aspire to in my line closet. The baskets really made a difference and the boards are a great idea, I could not even stop reading that post, I was mesmerized. Bookmarking your site, I need you inspiration in my life on a regular basis.

  71. Linda@whadadeal

    Hi there this entire post is wonderful. The theme is great the picture are clear and crisp. You stay on topic and provide your readers a great take away. Nice 4 part post.

  72. Skye

    WOW! WOW! WOW! let it be known this is a fantastic idea and great project! Love the end results, so farmhouse fabulous!

  73. Mikeala Cortez

    I officially have closet envy now, OMG this must be one of the pretest linen closets I have ever seen. You must do I follow up I have to know if it actually stays this way, add it to your Instagram stories or something.

  74. Lynn Robertson

    I really love this linen closet and the faux barn wood boards you added. This is such a simple upgrade and so impactful, but only such a tiny budget, LOVED this challenge, probably more than the ORC, because it is more obtainable.

  75. Bobby Sue

    Great post, I am so impress with this upgrade for under a $100, I like these challenges please do more.

  76. cathy stoia

    You have a lovely linen closet and it is so organized, you must do a tutorial on hold to fold a fitted sheet.

  77. It is important that you pick the best style of Linens to fill your closet, we love what you have done with yours.

  78. The Wedding Palace

    Wow! That was worth a read. Thank you much for sharing !

  79. Flo Kleiboeker

    Spot on the mark with this challenge and your write-up, I really think this website warrants so much more consideration, thanks for that info.

  80. Hong Wampler

    Thanks for sharing this information I have shared this link with others, keep posting such information.

  81. Ashley N. Rice

    After research a couple of of the blog posts in your website now, and I really like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site list and will probably be checking back soon.

  82. Pasquale Cote'

    Thanks for sharing this information have shared this link with others please keep posting such wonderful information.

  83. Veronica Sherwood-Cowling

    The $100 Room Challenge is among one of my favorite home challenges on the market. Your linen closet upgrade was a very nice addition last season.

  84. Joanie Lawson

    Love this Linen closet upgrade, and I have shared this link with my social media, great job.

  85. Stormy Irvine

    I just read your last $100 Room Challenge and I really like what your accomplished with the linen closet. Those shelves really look amazing now, and for so little money, you are a decorating whiz.

  86. Judean

    An excellent read. It’s like you read my mind or looked in linen closet! I will certainly be back.

  87. Lakiesha Dore

    I really got into this website. I found it to be interesting, great design tips and loaded with unique points of interest for a novice.

  88. Shelia G.

    I feel like I learned so much in these posts, what a great process, Cheers!

  89. Angela

    I really like this challenge very much, and I feel like I really learned a lot of great design tips from you, thanks!

  90. Jubilee D Meyer

    Bravo you did such a wonderful job for under $100 you made a bunch of big changes to a very small space and really changed things up.

  91. Katerine Kirks

    Thank You for this great read.

  92. Wow! What a difference with very little cost! Your linen closet really puts mine to shame.

  93. Kelsey Thomaston

    You should take part in a contest for one of the best home decor blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

  94. Latin Girls Life

    Seriously this is such a great post filled with great ideas for organizing a linen closet. Love the barn wood shelves they are so pretty.

  95. Lawery 16559

    You are a very clever person!

  96. Fatima Bohley

    I’m so glad I found jenron-designs.com, a quality webpage!

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