"Nook of woe" is now "nook of wow!"

Submitted by OliveJuice on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:36

We had a 28 inch nook in the mud room/bathroom that was the collect all for our shoes, hats, boots, scarves, and pup accessories. Had seen shoe cabinets at ikea but with the space being small it needed a "custom" build. Ana had the perfect solution!! We took basic plan and reduced length to 28 inches and top width to 12 inches. I wanted a larger top surface to place baskets. We took the 2 drawer and added a 3rd for increased storage space. Drawers were also made deeper to fit with the wider top piece. Also added a 4 thick chunky legs (4x4) to help support and stabilize dresser. Those were set in a bit to accommodate the molding along baseboard. Added faux drawer fronts using 1/4 inch ply wood. We put the magnets on but made drawers hard to open so we kept magnet but removed the plate. An old leather belt was recycled for the back strips to prevent drawers from flopping down.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$60 (we had drawer pulls from other project that we recycled)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Morocco Red with a turquoise under coat. (Used 1 small sample sized jars each from Home Depot) lightly sanded red off edges to let the turquoise show through. Same with the wooded knobs.
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