Saturday, March 31, 2012

Functional Cabinet Storage by Rob & Megan

We have a large cabinet in our kitchen that had a system of three wire drawers installed. They were not functional at all.  We could not pull out the drawers as intended because the support was only on the right side.  As you can tell from the photo below the left side is sagging from the weight of the items in the shelves.  

After checking out the selection at Lowe's we purchased three sets of sliding drawer hardware and the brackets to attach to the back of the cabinet.  After we cleaned out the cabinet our daughter, Wynn, thought it would be fun to show off the usable space. Then Rob began to attach the tracks to the side of the cabinet.






This came out to be $32.00. We had a lot of leftover wood and OSB from other projects.  Rob was able to build three shelves for the cabinet.  


Rob then added the tracks to the bottom of the shelves he built.   Once all the tracks were installed here is what the cabinet looked like afterwards.


We then remembered we had a roll of wallpaper from a previous project.  We lined the drawers with that for now to cover up the wood.



Painting the shelves is the next step...but for now these are a huge improvement for our cabinet.  

Total Cost  - $32 dollars for the sliding drawer hardware from Lowe's. 

Thanks for checking out our project. If you'd like to follow us on Facebook please click the link on our right side bar.  


Rob & Megan

77 comments:

  1. $32 is not bad! You guys did a great job. :) Love all the extra storage...I need something like that! Thanks for the visit to my blog. :)

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  2. Looks like a great improvement! I love the pic of the sagging wire shelves. I would be so irritated looking at that....I would have had to do SOMETHING about it, too!! Good fix. Came over from Sunday Round-up.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! They were definitely annoying to have and I'm glad they are fixed. :) Megan

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  3. That's a great fix for the sagging racks... and at $32, you got it at a deal, too. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! We were excited that it was an inexpensive fix.

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  5. Looks great and so much sturdier than the wire shelves!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I love it much better than wire shelves.

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  6. Sometimes those little changes just make all the difference! Nicely done!

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  7. Simply done, yet it looks way better!

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  8. Great work on those sliding drawers! What an improvement - and at a great price too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love this! Thanks for stopping by I am your newest follower!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  10. Now you have easy and functional storage! Love it! I don't know what I'd do without our sliding drawers! Great job on this project! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much. I don't know how I lived without sliding drawers...lol. Megan

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  11. Wow, you spent $32 only? That's cool!

    Visiting for Pink Sundays- hope you can stop by:)

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  12. What an improvement! Thanks so much for sharing this on Mauvin' Monday!

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  13. This is great and sooo functional!! I wonder if I have enough room in my little cabinet...

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! I'm sure it can fit in any size cabinet. I'd love to see what you come up with too.

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  14. This is amazing! I can't believe you transformed them for only 32 bucks - and how much better is the wood shelving than wire?! Great project!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelly. I cannot believe we didn't do it before...how did I live with this. I guess I put things in there I didn't use too often so I didn't have to look at it. :)

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  15. Fun idea. Thanks for linking up with Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We're hoping you will join us again next week with more great ideas! - The Sisters

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  16. Megan, this is Awesome!!! Now you can load them up!! Great Job!

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  17. Nice! I love that you can slide them out! We have a really deep cabinet that this would be perfect in.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I would love to see what you do. Megan

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  18. Oh wow! good price! I need to do this to my pantry cabinet! You're kind of giving me the push to go and do it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christina!! I can't wait to see what you do. Megan

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  19. I love the extra storage...and way more functional than the baskets. My pots and pans cabinet has pull out drawers and now I don't know how I ever lived without them!

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  20. This is awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your blog name as well! Danielle
    Www.imperfectlyperfectblog.com

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  21. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! new follower :-)

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
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  22. This turned out really good, alot more functional. I have awarded you the Liebster award so please pop over and check it out.

    http://creativeraisins.blogspot.ca/2012/04/liebster-award.html

    Lisa

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  23. Oh wow, this is genius! I know we could desperately use this at my house! Thanks for sharing. You have an adorable blog here, by the way!

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  24. Love the price. You did a great job, I'm so impressed by your blog and your crafiness. :) Love love Pinterest.
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessie! We are enjoying all the projects we are working on. Thanks again for stopping by. Megan

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  25. Love this project! Such a great use of space! Your daughter is so cute! Happy Easter and have a wonderful long weekend! Angie xo

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  26. This is a great fix! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
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  27. Those are great shelves. We have an extra deep pantry style cabinet {ridiculous that they didn't just put a pantry there} that these would be perfect for. Must go check them out at Lowes.

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  28. Great project, it looks way more functional now. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  29. I love this DYI project!!! Thanks for sharing with us.
    M.L.

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  30. This looks great! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  31. Wonderful fix for a sticky problem - I know how much I enjoy the pull-out storage that I have in my pantry now after our remodel - don't know how I functioned in the old kitchen. "Hopped" over from At the Picket Fence - hope you can "hop" over for a visit!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carol. I don't know how we lived with this for four years...I guess I avoided the cabinet all together. :) Megan

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  32. oh wow,...what a fabulous transformation of this space. And how adorable does your daughter look in the space, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments, Terry. Our daughter really enjoyed playing in there a lot. She was upset when she woke up from her nap and the drawers were inside. Megan

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  33. This is wonderful. I've been wanting to do something like this for my cabinet under my stove top. It's really deep and my pots and pans always end up a mess cause I have to move everything around to get into it. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. So practical. Thanks for sharing.

    -Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com

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  35. Oh how I wish had some pull out shelving! Great DIY project and I am glad that you shared it with us! Happy Easter!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  36. You did such a great job with this project. I love the wallpaper liner. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  37. Oh this is so much better! I would love these in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  38. Hey we featured you on our Naturally-Nifty Party today! Stop by and check it out and pick up a featured button!! & While you're there go ahead and link up some from this week!

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  39. This is so clever! I love the pull out shelves! Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday!

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  40. Nice job!! That looks like it would be so wonderful to have in a kitchen cabinet!! Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this!!

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  41. Thanks so much for linking up to my party again! You are being featured tongight!

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  42. You definitely have me feeling inspired! Just $32 made such a wonderfully useable space. I'm going to show this to my husband and give him a nudge.

    Featuring your post on my Facebook page too. A very belated "A Little Birdie Told Me..." feature.

    Jenn

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  43. Can you give me the dimensions of your cabinet? Also, did your husband attach the drawer slides to the inside of the cabinet or the front framing?

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    1. Hi Kristen,

      Our cabinets are approximately 16.5 inches wide and 23 inches deep. He attached the sliders to the front framing of the cabinet. I hope this helps.

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