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!
Here is how the closet looked before. As you can see, it is too small to hang many coats.
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!
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.
Third, I placed all of my tablecloths on hangers and hung them next to the hanging organizer.
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.
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.
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!!!