Turn an Old Cabinet Into A Linen Closet

Repurpose an old cabinet into a linen closet
Here’s one of those things that’s been on my to do list….clean and organize the master bedroom linen closet. Since it’s out in the open it can only be overlooked for so long, and today was the day I couldn’t stand it any longer. It’s not a big space which is all the more reason to keep it organized. The smaller the space the faster it looks cluttered.
As you can see by the photo on the left the cram method was what was being used most recently. I guess we all get lazy and just stuff it in rather than neatly placing it in it’s spot, and when hubby helps take care of laundry his prefered method it the “cram method”. I can hardly complain, he is helping after all. That is help, right?
While I was cleaning I found one set of sheets we never use, so those went into the donate pile, and several mismatched pillow cases, they also went into the give away pile. We have a store in our town where you can donate anything you no longer want or need, and in turn they let the community shop for free. Such a neat idea, if you need something and they have it, it’s yours. So far it’s working out great. They’re open one day a week so the donate pile will ride around in my jeep until that day. Once I’m ready to get rid of something I want it out of my sight, not just moved to a different spot in the house.
The large wire basket on top of the cabinet was a thrift store purchase, it’s where I keep white king size sheets. My dog likes to sleep on our bed and I use the sheets as slipcovers on top of the bed. I hate pet hair on my nice quilts so I just replace it every day with a new sheet. It’s a easy solution, and much easier than keeping a dog off the bed. I must say it sure feels good to get things in order.
Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin
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  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Jun 24, 2017
    Beautiful. Going to make one because of your creation. Do you happen to know the name of the gorgeous blue you used? Cheers, Linda

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  • Ginger Ginger on Jan 16, 2015
    Nice! GREAT IDEA!!

  • TheSeamstress TheSeamstress on Dec 03, 2020

    Love it, I have almost the same kind of cabinet in the guest cottage behind my house. Even down to the wire that replaced the broken glass fronts. I will be moving in the near future and was worried my next place won't have enough linen storage but I will take this piece with me now and use it for that.