Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Storage Cabinets Extravaganza!

Hi crafty folks!  It's Susan, here.  I'm really excited to share a special craft room organization tip:  get thee to Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts right away!  Our laser queen recently designed a series of stackable storage units with multiple drawers as well as a Sickles-size storage tray.  Today I have three of the storage units to share with you.

I started on the 6 Drawer Chest by setting aside the the drawer parts and laying out all the chest pieces.  You can see here the bottom, sides, and back. Slide the half split pieces (two large, one small)  together to form the center supports.

Glue on the back, sides, then bottom and top pieces.  I use a fast-setting white glue so I only have to hold the pieces for a short bit. A heavy object helps, too.

In this photo I've added the back and sides.

While the chest glue is drying, assemble the drawers. As usual, it's more efficient to lay out the sides before gluing.

Et voilà! A 6 drawer storage chest that is ready for decoration.

To cut the drawer fronts, outline it (including the thumb notch) on the revers side of your paper. Cut out with a trimmer or scissors and attach to the drawer fronts.

Next I put the 3 Drawer Chest together  -- lay it out, glue the center supports, then top and bottom.  Finish with the sides.

Assemble the drawers!

Once all the decorative paper drawer fronts are outlined, cut and attached you can finish by sanding the edges and inking brown.

To speed the process up, I used a brown marker on the sanded white paper edges and finished with swipes of brown ink.

The final piece of today's storage extravaganza is the Stickles tray!

Glue it all together.  I painted with black gesso and matte black acrylic paint.


Isn't this great?! Now I have tons of storage where there was only a Stickles basket.  If these pieces are not already in the store, they will be soon!

Thanks for visiting today.  Please share your Gypsy Soul on our Facebook Craft Group!  Happy crafting!


GSL Cuts Used
6 Drawer Chest #OC4 (coming soon!)
3 Drawer Chest #OC1 (coming soon!)
Stickles Holder OC5 (coming soon!)

Other Supplies Used
Graphic 45 paper
Mod Podge
Ranger brown ink
Ranger brown marker
Liquitex Varnish
Black gesso
Black acrylic paint

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful results Susan! I also love the tutorial pictures of your assembling the piece. It will definitely be a help to people create this project!