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DIY Utility Storage Cabinet!

I LOVE today’s project… Few things make my heart as happy as organization!  We have 9 kids between us… We use mops and brooms a lot. A whole lot.  So many people out there have the problem we faced in our new office… No broom and mop space!  So, we decided to come up with a little solution, and it’s pretty darn cute!  Just click the Play Button below to watch us build this DIY Utility Storage Cabinet!

How cute did this turn out guys?

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

We love it… It’s hiding all our cleaning supplies and it’s so pretty at the same time.  Now I’ll walk you through the steps.  Be sure to download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!

The first step is creating the box. These are 1×6 boards. Attach the shorter ends to the longer ends using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws through 3/4” pocket holes.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

We used a Kreg Right Angle Clamp for this part… We LOVE this thing!  Go check it out HERE!

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Now attach the support boards. These will be the boards that you will use to hold the cabinet to the wall. They are 1/4 boards. Create 3/4” pocket holes on each short end and along one longer end. Attach the board to the top and sides of the box using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Create the face frame next. These are 1×2 boards. Build the frame with 1.25” pocket hole screws through 3/4” pocket holes. Once the frame is built, attach it to the front of the box using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Moving on to the door! Create the frame of the door first by attaching the shorter ends to the longer ends using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws through 3/4” pocket holes.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Attach the divider boards next. These are 1×3 boards spaced every 18”. Attach the to the frame using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Cut the back panel to size and attach it to the back of the frame using wood glue and staples through the back and into the frame.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

The final step before attaching the door is adding the tin panels. These are faux tin panels that you can find the link to on our website. They come in black, but check our website for details on how we finished ours. Attach the panels using hot glue or strong craft glue.

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Y’all know the hardware is always our favorite part!  So… here we go!

HERE is the paint color we used on the cabinet!

HERE is the paint color we used on the faux tin!

The faux tin is an amazon find (of course 😉 ) You can find it HERE! We love this stuff! It’s plastic.  We buy it in any color, and then paint it the color of choice.  After it dries, we lightly sand it to give it a vintage look.  It’s a little pricey, but much easier to work with than actual tin and we think it adds so much to each project we use them on!

You can find the door pull HERE!

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

You can find the metal corner brackets HERE super cheap!  We use these on so many projects!

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

You can find the hinges HERE!

DIY Utility Storage Cabinet

Make sure to share your builds with us on social media! Use hashtag #shanty2chic Happy Building!

2 Comments

  1. Karla on December 4, 2018 at 6:40 am

    This would be great for canned goods too.

  2. Eva on November 29, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, what you can do, is amazing your pieces are so beautiful, thanks for sharing, hoping to have a barn door pomade for two closets👍🏼

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