When I shared the reveal of the bedroom I decorated for my nephew, there was one unfinished project that didn't make it in that post. Even though this bedroom has two large closets, you can never have enough storage, right? These under bed storage drawers give even more storage to this shared space!
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Under Bed Storage Drawers
If you remember from the reveal, there are two beds in this symmetrical space. Each bed got two drawers.
There is a reason these under bed storage drawers didn't make it into the reveal post. I had cut out the wood for some under bed storage drawers but when we assembled the bed frames and set the side tables next to them, I quickly realized I had made a big mistake. I had made it so that both drawers were 32" by 32" and didn't account for the side tables being in the way of one of the boxes being able to slide out. So it was back to the table saw for round two! After they were cut down, I was able to assemble and paint them.
Building And Painting
I built them using left over OSB board and plywood. The fronts are 1x10 boards that I bought. They are very simple boxes with but joints. Nothing fancy since you won't see anything other than the fronts most of the time.
I painted them the same color as the side tables. Raw wood soaks up paint really well so it took three coats of paint. I used my favorite paint tool, the Super Finish Max! It makes the job
The grain raises when it gets wet with paint and when it dries, it stays that way. If you want a smooth finish, you will need to sand it down with a fine grit sandpaper before adding a second coat of paint. Make sure to use a damp rag to wipe off any dust before painting.
The Super Finish Max gives me a really smooth finish every time! Once the paint was all the way dry, I added casters to bottoms of each drawer so they would easily slide out from under the bed when needed.
For handles, I made these leather pulls. They were so easy!
I still have leather left over from when I skinned our sofa so I cut strips that were 8" long and 3" wide. I folded them in half and sewed along the edges using my sewing machine with a leather needle.
I hammered a nail through the ends so I could screw them onto the drawer fronts.
I bought these screw caps from Amazon. The threaded collar slips over the screw head and then after you screw it into the wood, the cap just twists right on to cover it!
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