Wardrobe Organization

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The house we’re living in now doesn’t have clothes closets. Instead it has these built in wardrobes. I was terrified all my clothes wasn’t going to fit inside but it does! YAY! The drawers underneath were very spacious but I wasn’t quite sure how to use them. They were so big 29.5″ x 23 and anything I put in there would likely get unfolded and jumbled and I just can’t handle that!

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So I decided I needed to build dividers but Richard was unable to help me thanks to his rigorous study schedule. So what to do? I went by Home Depot and found the perfect board in the spares bin. I had someone cut the six” wide board into two 23″ length pieces picked up some paint and headed home. I painted everything first. The paint color is Rockwood Jade by Behr in satin.

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I was so impressed with how perfectly the boards fit into the drawers. I didn’t even have to use nails. I just used the hammer to push them into place. I did some touch ups and gave each of them a coat of clear gloss lacquer. Now it’s the perfect drawer for things like socks, chonies (Spanish for underwear) and other under things.

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P.S. If you’ve ever done any work with lacquer, you know what mess it can be. It ruins the paint brush and if you get it on your hand fuggit-abowdit! Well not anymore! Rinse off your hand and tools with a dollop of baby oil. The sticky mess will wash away instead of becoming a gummy mess on your hands and anything you touch! I came upon this miraculous fix when I was anxiously washing my hands post project working and pre-dinner fixing. I was trying every liquid under the bathroom sink and finally found the right one. ย Just thought I’d ย pass along this bit of knowledge!

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