CREATING A DINING LINEN CLOSET ON A BUDGET

CREATING A DINING LINEN CLOSET ON A BUDGET

Lately, I have been in a nesting mood.  It has me rethinking storage spaces in my home.  As embarrassing as this may sound, some things have been scattered about here and there.  The issue that I am addressing today is table linens.  Sadly, they have not been stored in one centralized place which makes them difficult to find when you are setting up a particular table setting.  So, I started to contemplate the perfect location to store all things pertaining to a table setting together-napkins, placemats, napkin rings, tablecloths, chargers, and candles.  What I came up with was the perfect solution.

I have a tiny coat closet in my entry hall.  It is not really suitable for coats, and truth be told everyone here has big enough closets to store their coats.  So, I decided to turn the tiny coat closet into a centralized station for all my tablesetting necessities, and I love it!

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Here is how the closet looked before.  As you can see, it is too small to hang many coats.

 

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I was going to have my husband build shelves for the closet.  We headed to Lowes to buy lumber for shelving, but I decided to stop in the storage area first.  Here we found, a less expensive and workable solution instead of buying lumber for shelves.  I purchased a hanging closet organizer that has several shelves to store napkins and placemats.  There were several different ones to choose from, but I paid a little extra and bought the sturdier one.  I paid around $18 for this model.  This was a lot less expensive and a lot less work intensive (for my husband) than building shelves.  The solution worked perfect!

 

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Second, I purchased a nice sturdy basket with handles.  This works perfectly for my napkin ring collection, which is growing.  I spent around $10 for the basket.

 

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Third, I placed all of my tablecloths on hangers and hung them next to the hanging organizer.

 

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Lastly, I have two upper shelves.  This is where my basket was placed along with my stacked chargers. On the top shelf, I placed my candles and candle holders.

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Here is the closet all finished.  For less than $30, I was able to make over the closet and create a more workable space.  I am so happy with how it turned out. It makes setting up a table so much easier.

 

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I hope that I have given you some ideas for rethinking a storage space in your home.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you have a very Happy Wednesday!!!

 

 

 

8 Comments

    • Thank you Shirley. With these hot Summer temperatures, I have been staying in and working on much needed home organization. I really love how this turned out. I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  1. How smart!! We have table linens stashed all over the place and sometimes I can’t even find things. Love this idea.

    Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. 🙂

  2. That is a great idea!! I might have room for that when I am a empty nester! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • Thanks Sherry! I’m lucky because my kid’s closets are big enough to hang their coats. Thanks for hosting the party, and I hope that you have a great rest of your week and a wonderful weekend!

  3. Martha pingel

    loveYou blog Beautiful love you home congrats! !!!!

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