Friday, December 16, 2011

"M" is for Mudroom #3

I built custom size monogrammed bins for Hillary's mudroom.



Painted with high gloss enamel and sealed with clear lacquer.


They are sleek, you can see the glossy finish here:


The bright turquoise color matches the cushions from the kitchen chairs:


Here's the before:


And now with the new bins:


Here's how I made the bins:


1. Cut pieces to size using 1/2" plywood.
To achieve the tapered look the bottom measurement is 1.5" less on each side than the top.


2. Make a template for the cut out handle and mark each face piece:


3. Cut out handle with jig saw:


4. Assemble.
Pre-drill your holes with a countersink bit, I used #6 x 1 1/2" wood screws:


4. Add a bead of wood glue:


5. Screw sides together:


6. Once all four sides are together, nail on 1/4" plywood bottom.
Putty and sand.


7. One coat primer:


8. Two coats Benjamin Moore fog mist hi gloss enamel on interior, three coats on exterior:
Prepare the monogram, print out letter to size:


Using a ballpoint pen trace the letter to leave an indent in the wood.

9. Paint inside the indent:
(Benjamin Moore fairytale blue hi gloss enamel)


10. Print out remaining letters smaller and do the same:


11. Seal the face piece with Rustoleum spray clear lacquer, three coats:


12. Apply white felt to bottom using spray adhesive.
Cut to fit each bin as size will vary, once adhered trim edges:



And now Hillary has a neat and organized mudroom.


A place for everyone to store their things.


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Build(hers) Club @ Sawdust & Paperscraps

10 comments:

Lucy said...

Very nice! I will be making some -- when I can find the time. What a great addition to the shelves.

Otter said...

Fantastic work! I love that you built the boxes by hand instead of just buying them and then customizing. That's just impressive and the difference in that room is really noticeable.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How cute...ove the look!

Blessings,
Linda

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

those are fantastic- I'm so pinning them so I don't forget about them

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Awesome job! Looks great.

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

Love this post. I do so need to do some organizing around my own house - would be nice to have a mudroom. Lol. Thanks for sharing this!

xo from Christa of Rhett Didn't Give A Damn

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

WOW when I clicked over I thought it would be vinyl monograms on store bought bins. I am so impressed that you made these from scratch!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

This is such a great idea! I would love for you to share this post at my "Best of 2011" link party, along with any other posts you are most proud of from this year. www.petalstopicots.com
~Kara

Shannon said...

Love these boxes you made! Is there anyway you would give approximate sizes or a sketch on scrap paper on the 4 pieces of wood that make up the side of the box? I would like to make a few of these but just cannot figure out the angles for the taper. Thanks!

Lily said...

those are fantastic...I love the look!

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