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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bedroom Storage

So the other day I posted about a new storage project that Trent's been working on. I know you're dying to know what it is, right? So I'm going to tell you a little more about it today and why we decided to build it. Drum roll please.....

It's a bedroom shelving unit! And it's currently in progress, as you can tell by this photo:


The idea behind building this stemmed from the fact that Trent has virtually no real place to store his clothes. The closet has kind of been, well, taken over by my clothes. Ha. So until we can redo the closet space to make it work for both of us, we needed to come up with a storage solution.

To explain a little more about our clothes storage problem...here's our closet, as I posted about here, and as you can see, there's only room for my clothes right now:



And back in August of last year, since I was already thinking about getting some storage in here, I snapped these unedited photos in the bedroom to show just how badly we need clothes storage. Here are Trent's clothes on his side of the bedroom. This is how it normally looks with no cleaning or straightening going on:



Totally unedited, people. They are literally in piles on the floor. I used to think it was because Trent was so messy....but then I realized it was because he had no storage for his clothes.

This is how my side normally looks with no cleaning:


A lot better, right? And that's why having clothing storage helps!

We have been looking for a while for a storage unit that would work, but at the end of the day, Trent thought it would be best to just build a unit that will work best for what he needs. We figure it will probably be cheaper in the long run, and better-built than the store bought versions anyway.

The unit that he is building is going to have "cubes" that are fairly square, with cloth bins to store clothes. It is obviously being customized to how he wants it, but to give you an example - it's going to be kind of similar to this one or this one from Target, but may have a larger space for a small hamper as well.

He ordered nine of these storage bins to put inside:


Here's the above picture again so you can see where the bins will fit into the square-ish spaces:


It will be sanded and stained a dark brown or cherry finish to match the rest of the bedroom furniture, when the carpentry work is all done. He's using dowels and wood glue to fasten the boards together, hence the clamps and ties holding the pieces in place while the glue dries.

I'll be sure to share more in-progress pics and of course the final product when it's all finished and in its place in the bedroom! Trent's really excited about this little project. Today is a gorgeous spring day, and would be the perfect for working on the shelves, except Trent has to work all day and pretty much all weekend....so I'm home cleaning and working on things around the house! Oh well. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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