I am back today to share part 2 of the Pottery Barn inspired Armoire I made for my littlest lady!
This drawer insert is an awesome option for this armoire! I love that you can take it in and out depending on your need for this piece.
I will share a few tips with you here, and don’t forget you can check out the full set of plans for this over at Ana White’s site!
I made the whole frame of this from PureBond Plywood. You will have enough scrap from the armoire and won’t need to buy any extra… Woohoo!
I attached the whole frame using my Kreg Jig!
I have a ‘shanty’ way of doing drawer slides. For the longest time I would just avoid building pieces that called for slides. I was WAY intimidated by them. But, I put my big girl pants on a few months back and found a way to attach them that made sense to my brain. So, this is certainly not the professional way to attach them, but it works every time for me! 😉
Here are some tips on how I attach drawer slides… These photos were taken on a different piece, but the method is the exact same.
Your final step is cutting your faces of your drawers to size. I just measured each opening, and made the face about 1/8″ shorter in length for a perfect fit.
Here is a shot of the base before I added edge banding…
Edge banding is a quick and super easy way to cover the rough edge of PureBond, MDF or other plywood. It gives your rough edge a finished look making it look like hardwood on the edge. You just use a hot iron to attach it and then sand any rough edges… Easy!
After giving my drawers a coat of Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American, I let it dry and added some chalkboard labels. I used painter’s tape to create rectangles and then gave each one a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint… So fun!
I made the cut out of the drawer front using my Jig Saw! Took no time at all and it gives it a totally custom look!
Here are a few more shots…
Let me know if you have any questions at all!