Our Makeshift Linen Closet
I dream of someday living in a home where I have a walk-in pantry with baskets of neatly packed snacks. Or perhaps a basement wet bar where we can throw lavish parties. Or how about a large linen closet with all of my sheets & towels perfectly folded and tucked away in an organized row?
Ohhhh how a girl can dream.
Our current place certainly doesn’t reflect these lavish dreams, but hey I’m not complaining. Instead I want to show you how we’re making due with the space that we do have!
When we first looked at this unit, one thing we noticed was the lack of a linen closet. Not a deal breaker by any means, but not exactly the best setup for a girl with too many toiletries and an affinity for fluffy towels. But we did have a weird little nook, that really had no function at all.
A strange little cutout of wall that was just begging to be used! So I decided to use this space to create a makeshift linen closet.
By luck, this dresser fits perfectly in that small area of wall. It doesn’t jut out too far and interrupt the flow of traffic, and the tall height keeps it from looking too dinky.
Not only does this dresser fit in this space, but it is chock full of storage.
Inside these drawers we have our organized medicine boxes that corral all kinds of bathroom products.
We also keep all of our extra towels stashed away in here. It’s nice because it’s right across from the guest bathroom, so I always have fresh towels on hand for any guests who need them.
And I can’t complain about having another surface in our home to style. Right now I have a few blue accessories, but I’m sure this area will be changing on the reg.
So there you have it, our own version of a linen closet. Just goes to show that when you love the home you have, you can make just about anything work!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.