PART 2: Building the drawer organizer
In case you missed PART 1 on how to decrapify the drawer!
Materials: Balsa Wood, excel blade, excel mini saw, pencil, yard stick, sand paper, balsa wood
We ended up using 2 pieces of this…it happened to be 50% off at Hobby Lobby!
Remember my plan for the drawer:
Well, it changed a tad. When making/ building/ crafting things… flexibility is key!
Measure the length of your drawer. Mine was 19in. Use your tiny saw to cute your balsa wood to the right length. As you can see above, I am cutting on the kitchen floor, using the rug as my saw horse. TIP: don’t apply too much pressure to the saw, use it more like a bread knife.
It is better for the piece to be too big then too small. A tiny bit of sanding goes a long way with balsa wood.
The 2 long pieces are wedged in. The one on the right was a tiny bit too short…not to worry…
I found these little plastic feet in my junk drawer and stuck them on to create the perfect fit!
Our balsa wood is 3″ wide… so we cut 1.5″ slits in the horizontal and vertical pieces… the pieces fit together like a puzzle piece. Just for fun, here is the before one more time:
And here is the marvelously delicious after:
Here’s a fancy version of the drawer with no stuff!
Hallelujah, I can find things, and everything has a home. Once again, getting rid of the clutter and trash in teh drawer was tricky. Here is that post. Do you have a drawer that is dirving you nuts? Have you made any other type of DIY drawer organizers I’d love to hear…