I was so excited about my new vanity from Lowes that I got this year because it had drawers. Unfortunately, my ginormous hair dryer with diffuser wouldn’t fit into the drawers. So I ended up keeping it in the cabinet vanity by itself. When I saw the cabinet door organizer idea on Better Homes & Gardens I put it on my to do list so that my hair dryer would have a dedicated home.
Then Justin and Cassity from Remodelaholic gave us directions and plans for how to build it. I used their design as a starting off point but I made mine a little different due to cabinet width, door closure and partial laziness.
1” x 4” x 4’ piece of pine wood
corner braces or mending plates
1. To determine how wide your cuts should be measure your cabinet stile width making sure there is enough clearance for it to shut with the door organizer in place. In my vanity I had to install it in the door insets in order for it to close properly. I measured the length of the inset which was 13 3/4” so that became my front piece. Then you subtract 1 1/2” from that number to get your bottom cut, so mine was 12 1/4”. Then the two sides are 7”. Cut your 4 – 1” x 4” pieces to those sizes.
2. To make the slanted sides (I didn’t make the fancy cut like BHG) I measured up from the bottom 3 1/2” and then 1” in. I use a straight edge to make that line and then I clamped my wood in place and cut it out with my jigsaw. Remodelaholic gives you the plan to get the curved edges like the one photographed from BHG but I settled for easy.
3. Then using wood glue and my air nailer I nailed everything in place according to Justin’s directions.
4. Then I spray primed and painted sanding in between with a 320 grit 3M Sandblaster pad.
5. Then I marked and predrilled my holes for the corner braces and attached the door organizer in place. I had to use corner braces instead of the mending plates that Justin suggested because of the way I had to hang mine.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of 3M DIY, all opinions are my own.