Cabinet Door Storage

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.

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BHG Inspiration:

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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.

Supplies:

1” x 4” x 4’ piece of pine wood

chop saw

pencil

tape measure

jigsaw

clamp

air nailer

wood glue

sander

3M Advanced Abrasives Sandblaster 150 grit
3M Advanced Abrasives Sandblaster pad 320 grit

spray paint

spray primer

corner braces or mending plates

screws

drill

magnet strip

3M TEKK Protectionglasses
For safety and preparation tips as well as the “how-to” please check out my video…

 

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.

6.  For added storage I added an adhesive magnet strip to the front for my bobby pins.  bobby_pin_magnet

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of 3M DIY, all opinions are my own.





  • Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    This is great! My pins and what have you can be found on the floor, the bottom of my makeup bag, in the closet- so Beckie you really put an idea in this head of mine! Thank you– and love your set up!

  • Linda

    This is such a great idea and a great tutorial!
    I should send you a picture of the medicine cabinet I transformed to hold my blow dryer and straight iron. I got so tired of getting them out and putting them away, so now they just hang in the medicine cabinet. The outlet is inside the cabinet so they stay plugged in and all you have to do is turn them on and off. I have really loved it!
    Thanks again for the fun idea!
    Linda

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Linda….Glad you liked it and I would love to see your take on it too!

  • http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com Roeshel

    This is such a great idea, Beckie! Great video, love the organization (pretty too). The safety glasses are awesome too! Hot! :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Roeshel, You know I ROCK sexy!

  • Mama B.

    Nice job!

  • http://www.easierthanithought.com Ahna @ Easier Than I Thought

    Love it. These are being added to the to do list. I like the video too! My little one was grooving to the music as I was watching:)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Awesome….Love a little move and grove…

  • http://www.creativehomeexpressions.blogspot.com Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    Such a smart idea! These would really come in handy for me for my nail polishes, remover and cotton balls {which are in three different areas in my bathroom}.

  • http://www.serenitynowblog.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Fabulous, Beckie! Love the magnet strip idea…we use a lot of bobby pins around here. My hair, the girls’ hair for dance, etc.

  • Christi

    That is a creative idea for bobby pins. I have also found that it is really convenient to keep my bobby pins in an old spice container that has holes just big enough for the bobby pins to slide through. Then I can shake out a few as needed (with one hand – since the other hand is usually already holding the hair in place). :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Christi, great take on the Bobbie Pin holder.

  • http://www.henryhappened.com Stephanie@Henry Happened

    wow this is amazing! I love that you save so much space and I love how the bobby pins look there!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!