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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Closet Drawers


I know I said I wanted my master bathroom back, but funny thing we are redoing our master closet.  Why you ask? Well, you have to walk through the bathroom to get to our closet.  So we didn't want to drag construction stuff through the newly finished bathroom and we might never get back to redo the closet if we didn't do it now.  So first we are redoing our closet.  It was just a normal builder closet, but not being used to it's fullest.  So this is the first project of the closet.
So this is the before. There were four big shelves down the middle.  I had put a store bought shoe rack (that I got at DI) in the middle cubby trying to add storage.  We started by ripping out the bottom shelf and the middle shelf.  The bottom can now house our dirty clothes basket.  The middle section we built drawers for.  (This was the hubby and  mine first attempt at drawers.  I think we did pretty good.  Not as hard as I thought.)  We made the box out of thin press wood, and the front out of finished grade plywood.  We found a small piece of the plywood with some holes drilled in it, laying around Home Depot.  I ask how much we could get it for and the guy said we could have that one for free!!!  That's one of my favorite words.  We actually got two or three drawer fronts out of that piece.
I saved again when my sister was throwing out a bunk bed/desk/dresser thing. 
All the drawer hardware was the same as the ones we had just purchased from Home Depot.  We saved around $30 by taking back the hardware and using the free hardware. 
We test fit each drawer as we made them.  (Word of caution leave more space than you think between drawer fronts.  Once we add the trim and paint they rubbed and I had to do a lot of extra sanding and scraping.)
Aren't they beautiful?  Wait they get better.
Next I and I mean "I".  (I proudly finished all the rest of the drawers including the drawer dividers my self)  Any who, I next added door stop trim to each drawer with glue.  Primed, painted.  Then I add my handles.  (Of coarse I found the handles at Salvation Army.  $7 for 5 good handles.  That's $1.40 per handle. )
Ta da!!!! 
And check out all the custom drawer dividers.  The hardest was the sock drawer, which is why that's the one I'm the most proud of!
My top drawer was for my hosiery.  It was snagging on the rough wood.  So I used some more of my 25 cent wrapping paper that I also used on my craft desk. I used spray glue and covered the inside of the drawer.
So pretty and functional. (I just love it when form and function meet.  O.K. so I'm weird.)
Beauty comes in so many forms.  I love this form. 
What do you think?  Love it or not? We saved about $45-$50 with free and discounted supplies.  We are almost done with the whole closet.  I will show you the rest soon. 

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14 comments:

Celeste B. said...

Very nice! I love the drawer pulls.

I never thought of using wrapping paper on the inside of the drawers. I will have to do that for my drawer!

Staci J said...

That wrapping paper makes such a difference! Looks great!!
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daperfectmix said...

wow, those drawers look great! I love the dividers. Nice job! I need to redo my closet, but I don't even know where to start! It's a mess. By the way, your children are beautiful.

Melissa said...

That rocks!

M.O.T.B said...

These look incredible! Love the handles...completely professional looking!

Brandy said...

What a great closet, I love it.

Carrie said...

Beyond fabulous. Beyond. I absolutely love it. When my beginner DIY closet project grows up, it wants to be just like your DIY closet project. Love. It.

Carrie said...

Beyond fabulous. Beyond. I absolutely love it. When my beginner DIY closet project grows up, it wants to be just like your DIY closet project. Love. It.

Leanne said...

What agreat job you did on the drawers. I love the handles and the paper you used inside the drawers. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday til Friday and I would love you to join if you get the chance. There's a gveaway too. Hope to see you there.

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

That is sooo nice! I love that you two are so crafty and handy with the wood (and wrapping paper). This is a project I may have to try in my own closet!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Your drawers are most excellent! My husband teases me because I will come home from Lowes with free stuff. Nothing better!

Kathy said...

SOO georgous!! Wow!! Did I spot BSA socks in there?

Melanie Hardesty said...

What type of moulding did you use to finish the drawer fronts?

Melanie Hardesty said...

What type of moulding did you use to finish the drawer fronts?