- By Joan
- August 11, 2016
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Do you have a drawer in your house that could use a bit of organizing? It could be a desk drawer, a junk drawer, a vanity drawer, your sock drawer. Well it could be time to make a custom drawer organizer.
This custom drawer organizer is going into the top drawer of the desk I showed you on Monday. I could just envision any pens or pencils getting lost in the back of the drawer as soon as the drawer was shut. What this desk needed was organization, it needed dividers (and something to hide the splotch in the bottom of the drawer).
You can sketch out how you want your dividers or just wing it as you go along. I prefer the winging it method.
My project used about 5ft of a 1×3. For a deeper drawer, use a wider piece of wood.
Cut your first piece to the exact width of your drawer, you want it to fit snug.
Before I went any further, I decided to line my drawer with this vintage looking wrapping paper I picked up from Home Goods. The wrapping paper protects the wood and covers my splotch.
Back to the drawer dividers. Working off of the first horizontal board, I kept cutting wood pieces to fit. Just think of it as one big puzzle.
I could have done this before, but all my wood was super rough and it had paint on it from a prior project so each piece had to be sanded down completely. Easiest to do this before attaching.
If you don’t have a nail gun, your pieces could be glued into place but having a nail gun makes this project super easy. Just a couple of finishing nails wherever there is a joint.
Now that my dividers are all attached, it can be taken out of the drawer in one piece. I used this opportunity to do a few more nails on the underside to make sure each joint had at least 2 nails.
A quick spray paint and this drawer divider was complete. I chose black to match my wrapping paper but any color you choose will be perfect if you even decide to paint it at all.
The divider fits snug, but it’s not glued in so if I ever need to change the paper or remove the dividers it would be easy to do.
My junk drawer may need this next. Stay inspired and I’ll see you next week.
And if you want to see the full transformation of the desk, including lots of graffiti, you can find him here.