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Am I the only one that lives by the motto “there’s a place for everything, and everything in its place?” (I’ve mentioned this before) I am extremely lucky to have a son that shares my need for order. Well, maybe not. But at least he doesn’t go out of his way to destroy the bins of toys that I just divided based on type and size. (Yes I really do that) My daughter on the other hand…we call her “The Destroyer.” I can spend the whole day picking up her room and playroom and within a few minutes it literally looks like she just threw everything she owns on the floor. She’s only 3 y’all! After a while I just gave up the fight. I started averting my eyes as I walk past her room. If I don’t see the mess, it doesn’t exist, right?
So when I decided to makeover her room for the ORC, I knew that storage and organization were going to be my top priorities. The daybed that I purchased has a trundle and 3 drawers. The perfect place for all those baby dolls! Her dresser has plenty of room for clothes and accessories, and her closet is HUGE! The only problem left to conquer were her books.
We are a reading family. My son has shelves full of books and a library card to every library within 20 miles. We read stories together every night. Needless to say, we have more than a few books.
For her bookshelves I wanted something unique, but I didn’t want every book to fall off when she pulled one down. I thought to myself “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just put them all in a drawer?”
Aha Moment! I remembered these drawers that my mom had just recently taken out of her kitchen and decided to do a few modifications.
First I cut the back end of the drawers off. I didn’t want them to stick too far off the wall so that she was less likely to bump her head on them.
Then I added a 2×6 to replace the back. You could you something smaller, that’s just what I had lying around. But make sure it’s thick enough to make the drawer sturdy enough to hold all your books once it is secured to the wall.
I think these would be adorable in a variety of colors, but I chose to stick with white so that they will match her room if I ever change the color scheme again.
I also attached crystal knobs to the fronts. These match the ones that I replaced on her daybed as well. Since they wouldn’t actually be used to open the drawers, I decided to just glue them on with E-6000 rather than screwing them in.
Aren’t they just adorable?
Did you notice I also painted the walls? That’s why I had to skip the post last week because I didn’t want to hang the drawers before I painted. It only took me 30 minutes to choose this color (Neon Mint by Valspar) at Lowe’s, but I absolutely love it!
Don’t forget to go visit Calling It Home to see all the other room transformations this week. I can’t believe I only have 2 weeks left! I hope I can get everything done.