Monday, August 17, 2009

Now That's Sharp

It's Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered and Knock Off Knock Out at It So Very Cheri so I've linked up this post. Check it out.
When we first started building our new home, there were certain things that I just knew that I wanted to have, even if it meant I had to sacrifice in other areas of my home. Take for example my kitchen. I knew I wanted to have custom cabinets made by Sharp Built Cabinet Co even if that meant I couldn't have granite countertops. I knew that the quality of these cabinets would be well worth the money spent. Steve from Sharp Built Cabinet Co is truely a master carpenter. I wanted a built in trash can and cutting board, but with Steve's years of expertise he put the cutting board directly above the trash can so that all scraps can be raked right into the trash can below. (Please ignore the trash)
And who doesn't want nicely, organized drawers?

Since we were on a tight budget, I was only able to get one of these nicely organized drawers, but I do want to show you how I created more of these custom drawer organizers using only scraps. Here's what I did for the rest of my kitchen. Take any sheet of 1/4" plywood, or leftover paneling that you took down and was gonna throw it away, cuz it's just soooo ugly. Cut it to fit the bottom of your drawer.
Cut some boards or I used left over 1/2" MDF into 3" strips and then cut each piece to the desired length to fit whatever layout you want. Glue and screw these boards onto the plywood from the bottom side using wood screws.

Simply drop it into the drawer and there you have it. An organized drawer. You could paint or stain this as well.
If you are in the market for top-quality, custom cabinets, I would highly recommend using Sharp Built Cabinet Co. Check them out.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful cabinets (and drawers!). Love the cutting board idea. :)

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  2. Fantastic ideas ... love the cabinets, very nice. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  3. Great idea! I could use a couple more of these myself. In the past I just have bought different drawer dividers. I like your cabinet color too!

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  4. Love your cabinets! Excellent choice! And thanks for sharing your easy DIY drawer project. Pure genius!!

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  5. GREAT idea. Love it. This is my first time to your blog. I also started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I would love to have you submit this idea next Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same. I hope you will come and post this to next Monday's KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  6. I adore those cabinets! I'm totally having my husband make some built in dividers, great idea! I'm so sick of my plastic ones moving all over the place!

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  7. The cutting board was genius!
    I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

    http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

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  8. Great idea to organize your drawers!!
    Great DIY!
    blessings
    mary

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  9. This is a wonderful post. Your project looks great and not far from his. Good Job!!!
    Welcome to the knock off knock out.

    Cheri

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  10. That's a great thrifty idea! I actually need more of those and I haven't wanted to spend the $ buying them! I think that might be my next project! ~Ashley~ shanty2chic

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  11. Ohhhh! I wish I had these right now~!


    Great demo!!!

    Stop by-would love to meet you again!

    love, kelee

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  12. Great idea on making your own dividers.

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  13. Very clever to make your own - you saved yourself a lot of money! Your dividers turned out great {and LOVE your cabinets, btw!}

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  14. Some people are just so darn smart it is almost disgusting! I only say that cuz I'm jealous!! :)

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  15. Now you can tell everyone you were featured as a favorite on the Knock Off Knock Out party.
    My FAVS

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  16. Great idea!!! My husband will be oh, so happy that I will have another project for him. We are having a house built, and we didn't order any extras in the kitchen, making your idea perfect.

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