A Thoughtful Place: {DIY} Gold Polka Dot Paper & Linen Closet

1.08.2013

{DIY} Gold Polka Dot Paper & Linen Closet

I recently tore apart my linen closet to create a much cleaner look and make space for guest essentials. It is so much easier having everything that our guests might need in one spot. I shared all of the details with how I did it as well as the before and after with Jen over at I Heart Organizing. Today, I am going to show you how I created the gold polka dot backing to the cabinet. 

…………………..{DIY} Gold Dots

DIY Gold Dots from A Thoughtful Place

I was actually inspired by Caitlin Wilson’s gorgeous gold dot pillow. I love all of her fabrics and I have a serious crush on the gold dot. I really wanted to somehow replicate that look for my linen closet. It was a really simple project that only required three things: {1} piece of foam board {2} a dot stamp {3} gold stamp pad.

Step 1: Cut to Fit: The first step was to measure the inside of the cabinet and cut the foam to fit. The thickness of the foam board made this project really easy to install once completed.

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Step 2: Make Your Own Stamp: I was actually under the weather when I worked on this and didn’t want to leave the house. Luckily, I had a gold stamp pad from my Christmas gift tags and a piece of foam board that I sometimes use as backdrops for photos. All I needed was a stamp! I tried using a potato and that was for the birds {many homemade stamps are from potatoes but it didn’t work for me!}. I scoured the house and found a package of winter stamps my mother in law had given the children. One was a tiny snowflake . . . that wasn’t the important part! It was attached to a red circle that was the exact size I needed. The red circle is made out of foam, so you may want to try picking up a piece of craft foam to make your stamp if you tackle this. In order to really get a good stamp, I needed a handle so I super glued a wine cork to the stamp. Ta-da!

 

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Step 3: Stamp in Even Rows: I eyeballed my rows and just made sure they were evenly spaced. It really did not take longer than 10 or 15 minutes. The cork ended up coming loose from the stamp as I went along {I think because of the moisture from the stamp pad} but it still did the trick and hung on long enough for me to complete my board.

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Step 4: Remove Shelf and Add Board: I was able to remove the shelf and simply place the foam board in the back of the cabinet. Putting the shelf back in holds the gold dot backing in place. If you can not remove your shelves, then I would just make individual panels and adhere them to the back with Quake Hold {that stuff rocks!!}.

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Now we are ready for when guests come to town! Towels and anything they may have forgotten are readily available. Thanks to Caitlin Wilson for the fun gold dot inspiration!

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The pretty gold shimmer was a bit difficult to capture on film, but they really add a fun element to the cabinet. To see before and after photos as well as details of the linen closet, you can hop over to I Heart Organizing.

32 comments :

  1. What a simple transformation. I love this.

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  2. Such a simple and pretty project! You are one smart cookie:)

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  3. What a great way to use what you had! I love how it came out, so pretty.

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  4. Such a darling project! I'm so glad you are feeling better!

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  5. Courtney this looks amazing. So fresh and clean. I want to be your house guest now:0 and I am super impressed you did this while sick!

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  6. Love that it's foam board - great idea! I'm so obsessed with polka dots right now. I'm looking around my home for a place to go crazy with them!

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  7. Adorable! Isn't it amazing how a little detail like that can make such a big impact? Great job :)

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  8. I am really planning on doing this...Not exactly sure where yet--but I love the polka dots. Adorable..and easy!

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I was so smitten with these gold dots! :)

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  10. Love it! What a great idea, and so pretty with the gold.

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  11. hi sweety, lovely blog and graphic, I'm your new follower!
    If you want see my blog and tell me if you like this ;D

    xoxo jexika lyter

    http://deliciousmakeupfashion.blogspot.it/

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  12. Oh my lovely dots, those cute lil' guys totally take an ordinary cabinet and make it absolutely darling! I too am completely obsessed with those CW gold fabrics, they are *amazing*! LOVE IT.

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  13. Courtney, your blog is speaking my language this week! I was on the fence about doing a gold and silver dot treatment on the inside of the office closet walls...after seeing this gorgeous closet, I'm going for it!

    I also grew up in the salinas/monterey bay area, so reading your post about your recent trip brought back great memories :)

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  14. I seriously need for you to visit and do some organizing for me in PA! :)

    Grandma Sue

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  15. The gold dots are fabulous!! I really love this idea - a great way to spice up a cabinet but it's easily changed out. So many possiblities!!

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  16. This is such a good idea! Simple but lovely! Definetly will try this one out...Just gotta figure where exactly! Xx

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  17. So simple yet so pretty! Love it so much!

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  18. How simply yet brilliant is this!!!!! You are fabulous...

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  19. Polka dots and gold.....two of my favorite things! It's beautiful and fun Courtney. Glad you are feeling better!

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  20. Such a fun, simple update, a little glam is always good!

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  21. OMG I love this!!! So when I makeover my pantry for the second time you can poka dot all the backs :) So happy you are better!!!XO
    Kristin

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  22. This is such a great idea... seriously considering updating the inside of my linen cabinet now!

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  23. Adore, adore, adore! Way to figure out how to do this- with a cold even! Pinning right now!

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  24. So pretty! I wouldn't want to shut the doors!

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  25. Hey Courtney! I came across your blog via IHeart Organizing...love this idea! I featured it on my blog today if you'd like to come by (http://richerfullerbe.blogspot.com/2013/01/creative-bits-9-gold-dots.html). I'm looking forward to seeing more of your ideas in the future!

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  26. Ah! I just wrote a comment now its gone! Love this detail! I did a gold polka dot faux wallpaper in my Cloffice. It's here: http://lindsayandandrew.blogspot.com/2012/06/cloffice-faux-wallpaper.html?m=1... I really love your large dots. Love the blog!

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  27. I've been super MIA this week...eek! Just catching up now and LOVE the gold polka dots!! So fun, whimsical and gorgey!! I agree with Emily...I would keep the door open all the time! ;)

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  28. So simple, but SO gorgeous! I love it.
    Sarah

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  29. Love this idea! Such a great way to make the cabinet seem extra bright and special.

    It is great getting caught up on your blog...
    Liz

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  30. So simple and so lovely! Even I can do this (we live in military base housing!) Love it!!!

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