As promised, here’s my addition to Sunday’s post about my DIY shenanigans for the past week!
One thing that had really been bugging me was how all my scrapbook/craft supplies were all over my room. After spending thirty minutes trying to fit under my bed to get to my origami paper collection, having spiders crawl down my shirt (I know, ew), hitting my head twice trying to squeeze out of there after not finding it, then realizing it was on my desk all along, I thought enough is enough! I need to be more organized!
So, I thought: Why don’t I take my broken dresser and make it do something useful?! Brilliant, I know.
Here’s how it went down and how you can DIY your own dresser-organizer:
STEP 1: Glare at the dresser. It needs to understand how disappointed you are. Don’t pay any heed to its lame excuses (e.g. “You stuffed too many clothes in my fragile drawers!”); it lies. Keep on glaring. Use force if necessary (I found that rattling it’s drawers for a couple of seconds reminds it that I’m in charge).
^ As you can see, the middle drawer is hanging precariously on edge and the only thing holding it together is a rusty nail. Ignore all of the unfolded clothing please (it’s for your own good).
^Did you get a good look at it? No, really look at it; internalize what you see in these photos. This is what I had to look at since December and I want you to suffer as I have suffered. Muahahaha. Jk. Please look away if it’s too painful.
STEP 2: MAKE IT AWESOME!
^I removed the middle drawer completely because there was no hope of nailing the slide-y thingies back on. It worked out well because now I can use the bottom to put things in it that need more vertical space (like the frame you see on the left).
^On the left is a DIY eraser board frame I was working on (it’s now sitting on top of the dresser), and the box on the right has the greeting cards that I’ve finished. Below the box and the black crate are my scrapbook papers, but you can’t really see them.
^This is the top drawer. This pretty much holds all scrapbooking gadgets (i.e. pretty pens, hole punchers, scissors, stamps and stamp pads, ribbons, stickers, cards and envelopes, etc).
Edit: Thanks for the suggestions guys! I’m trying to find nails that won’t damage my walls (since I’m renting this place), so I’ll see how that goes! I’m also attempting to fix the metal slides that hold the drawer in place, so maybe then I can try other things. Woohooo! Keep on sharing your ideas! :)
How exciting is that?! What do you guys think? Anybody know what I can do with the drawer I removed (besides making an example of it to show other wayward dressers how to behave)?