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How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage - Step by Step

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage - Step by Step
You could build the drawers with nothing but hand tools and a circular saw, but a table saw and miter saw will give you faster, better results. A nail gun is another big time-saver, though you can hammer everything together with 1-1/4-in. finish nails instead. All the materials are available at most home centers. In the hardware aisle, choose “full-extension” side-mount drawer slides (see Photo 3). Choose hardwood plywood like birch or oak for your drawers. Related:  DIY repairs

How to Paint Your Countertop Um… Can you paint a kitchen counter top? Yup, you sure can! I was amazed to find so many great products that you can use to revive your old counter top. Here is a step-by-step for painting a counter top. Here is how you paint your counter top: Pick a color that will last, unless you intend to switch it out or do it again. I did find another product that doesn’t require a primer, that is especially made for counter tops. If you have a wood countertop, you can use Thomas’ Liquid Stainless Steel and you can create beautiful stainless steel counter tops. *This would have made my day in every single place I have ever lived before now. Centsational Girl also has a tutorial about a Rustoleum product called Countertop Transformations and it looks really fun if you like the speckled look.

How To Set Up A Pantry Closet Now that it’s fall and that “nesting” feeling is starting to sink in, I thought I would show you how I created and organized my kitchen pantry. You know that feeling – getting everything ready so that you are all comfy and cozy all winter long. It is kind of like a squirrel gathering as many nuts as he can and safely storing them so he doesn’t go hungry over the winter. He doesn’t have a pantry -just a safe hiding place for his stash. This is my mudroom – it is right off my kitchen and it is where my pantry is located. When we first moved into this house, the double doors you see in the photo used to be half this wide – it used to be a single door coat closet. The house we lived in previously had a walk-in pantry – it was an entire room. We made a coat and shoe wall with hooks and shelves out in the garage. The double doors allow you to see everything in one full swoop when you open them. I like being able to see everything at a glance, but it did take some work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

How to Clean between Oven Glass Here’s what you will need to clean between your oven glass panels: Wire hangerClorox Glass WipesRubber band Since writing the post on how to clean the oven, I have received so many questions about how to clean between oven window glass, so today I am finally posting a tutorial for you! Step 1: Remove the drawer from below the oven. Step 2: Build a cleaning contraption. I straightened the hanger and then attached a cleaning wipe to the hook on the end. I recommend using a glass cleaner wipe, such as these Clorox glass wipes. Step 3: Lay down on the floor and look under the door of your oven. Step 4: Slide the cleaning “contraption” up through the slats. Push it up between the oven window glass, cleaning from side to side as you move it up, farther into the door. Step 5: Pull the cleaning “contraption” out of the slots when you are done cleaning between the window glass. Step 6: Enjoy your clean, streak-free oven door! If you are looking for more posts about cleaning your oven, check these out:

Free Cabinet Door Storage Bin Plans Hello, hello! This is Justin from Remodelaholic. Now that we’ve moved to a smaller home, that is lacking in the storage department, we have been searching far and wide for ways to hide all of our stuff. Every little space counts, right? So, when Cassity saw this cabinet door storage bin on Better Homes and Gardens she knew it was a great solution for our small home. She asked me if I could make this. I wanted to share with you today, the plans on one way somebody could build them. Image found on BHG List of tools: circular saw or hand sawjig sawpencilcompass (to layout the curves on the sides)hammerfinishing nailsnail setwood fillerputty knifesander blocksand paperpaintpaint supplies List of materials: (1) 1 x 4 x 96” select pine board (actual dimensions are 3/4” x 3 1/2” x 96”)(4) 2” zinc mending plates (these could be painted as well as the screw heads, to match the paint of the storage bins.(4) #10 x 5/8 in. Notes: Cut List: Step-By-Step Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. image source BHG Justin

How to Drill Your Own Water Well DIY Under Cabinet Lazy Susan {Rotating Organizer Stand Like many, I find the storage space I do have quickly fills up; no matter how much I seem to have, I always seem to never have enough. In an effort to maximize the storage space underneath my little guys bath vanity, I put together this simple lazy susan using just a couple purchased supplies and few items around the house. I love the fact that the double tier fills the open space in the tall base cabinets which is usually left unused. The finished project actually turned out cuter than expected and can be used for a multitude of purposes {such as a rotating dessert tray or condiment stand} I almost feel bad putting it underneath the sink. Due to the fact that the stand was going to be placed inside a cabinet, I wanted it to easily rotate so the items in the back could be within a spin away. The feet were attached with Gorilla Glue Epoxy. For the actual stand I used two inexpensive wooden platters {purchased from the dollar store} and a metal candle stick. Enjoy!

Rejuvenating solar garden lights — with nail polish! | Solar LED garden lights are everywhere these days, and by ‘everywhere’ I mean ‘in our yard.’ We’ve had some for a few years now, and simply through exposure to the elements, the plastic that covers the solar cells becomes so opaque that only a small amount of light gets to them any more. With the solar cells deprived of even that meager light that we get in Massachusetts in the winter, the solar cells don’t recharge the battery, the battery doesn’t power the LED, the LED doesn’t light up, and our yard has a serious bling deficiency. Eleanor and I took our solar garden lights inside to see if we could make them bright again somehow. My first thought when confronting the frosted-over plastic was to try to ‘polish’ it with a fine-grit sandpaper. I had 400-grit handy and tried it on one cell, the bottom one in this picture. The sanding helped a little. The nail polish made the weathered old solar cells crystal clear again! So what did we learn? Like this: Like Loading...

DIY Spice Rack With Dollar General Supplies This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I don't know about you, but when cabin fever starts setting in, I start to really notice all of the disorganization around my house. Project estimate: Divided trays, $3 each (I used two) Bamboo skewers, on hand or $1 Paint, on hand Glue, on hand Duct tape, on hand or $1 and up Cardboard, on hand Picture hangers (or soda can tabs), on hand Total: about $6 and up The folks at Dollar General must be thinking ahead to spring cleaning already, because my local store has recently received a whole bunch of really cute storage-y stuff in various sizes. In particular, I was drawn to some cardboard organizers each consisting of three squares. I was pleased to discover that the sections of the box were just the right size to hold the Clover Valley herbs and spices that Dollar General sells. I used two of the containers stacked together to make my spice rack. Now to start reinforcing the bond. Now to add hanging hardware.

Stain PVC Any Color You Like PVC is great: cheap, common, easy to work, and easy to join temporarily or permanently. Only problem is, it’s kinda ugly, much of which owes to the fact that it only comes in white, gray, sometimes black, and (if you’re willing to pay through the nose) clear. “Furniture grade” PVC pipe can sometimes be found with integral color, but you’re limited to factory shades and if you want matching elbows, tees, or other fittings, you’re out of luck, because fittings only come in white. Sure, you can paint it, but PVC doesn’t take paint all that well, and the paint is prone to flake and screws up the dimensional tolerances. With stain, you get color that doesn’t flake or add thickness, so you can stain pipe and fittings different colors before assembly and still expect them to fit. You can even take them apart and reassemble them in some other way without affecting the finish.