Before we get into today’s post, make sure you take a few minutes to check out the pretty new blog design! The talented Jana at Little Web Writing Hood did a phenomenal job lightening up the look around here and I absolutely loved working with her. If you are in need of a blog designer, I would highly recommend working with her!
Last week I shared our new closet and this week I’m back with a couple of more tutorials. My must-have piece for this closet was built-in drawers. We did a good job of faking drawers in our last closet and it was so nice to have all of our clothes in one place. Rather than having to get your socks out of the dresser in your room and wake up your peacefully sleeping hubby, it’s great to have everything you need together. We’ve only had these finished for a few weeks but they are wonderful. Mike did a great job building them.
I’ll do my best to describe the steps he took, but unfortunately I’m missing some of our pictures:( Our camera was on the fritz for a few weeks so I took some on my phone…which Molly so kindly erased a few weeks ago. So, you’ll actually have to read some of this post if you want to know how to make your own:)
Step 1: Build the frame. We used birch plywood for each side nailed to the walls. They were 32″ tall. We used another piece on top that we stained. There are also two pieces of plywood to separate the entire piece into thirds vertically as well as the board to split it horizontally. These were my pictures that got deleted:(
Step 2: Build the drawers. Rather than repeat their steps, read the tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic. We followed their steps with the drawer slides and it worked great.
Step 3: Soften up the drawers. We used inexpensive plywood for the drawer boxes themselves. It was going to save a lot of money to use plywood and line them with muslin than to get smooth wood.
It will all get prettied up by the end:) I bought muslin and cut it to fit the drawers with a few inches extra hanging over. This will make the tops of the drawers soft as well.
Step 4: Build the fronts. We bought 1/2″ MDF because it gives a very smooth finish. I painted them all in white semi-gloss and Mike cut the boards. We used the same MDF to create the trim on the drawer fronts.
Step 5: Add some pretty hardware. We got ours on Amazon.
How do you organize your clothes?