When I was a kid, I got given a set of drawers from my Nan and I’ve used them for the 30+ years since. As I’m doing a major shuffle of all the bedrooms at the moment, I decided it was time to put these drawers in the girls’ room. I want the kids to experience the joy of feeling like royalty as they brush their hair in front of not one, but THREE mirrors at the same time. And I know how much they will love having a little shelf to put their endless trinkets on. But before they can truly enjoy these drawers, I need to fix the broken drawer stops.
Here, let me demonstrate the problem. When you pull the drawer out there’s nothing to stop it from coming all the way out, crushing little toes as it falls on the floor.
Then, when you push the drawer in again, there’s nothing to stop it from pushing too far into the cavity. This sight disturbs the anal-retentive perfectionist side of me and I get that little eye twitch until I straighten the drawers up.
Fixing The TOE CRUSHER:
1.Screw a small block of wood to the back of the drawer. Make sure the screw is towards one end of your stop block (instead of in the middle).
Fixing The Eye Twitch:
1. Take the drawer out completely. You should be able to see where the old drawer stop was.
So that’s how I fixed the broken drawer stops. This was one of those little “why didn’t I do this decades ago??” projects – you have those too, right? One project down, ten thousand more to go!
UPDATE: You can see how this set of drawers looks in my girls’ shared bedroom reveal!
*Linking up with Grandmas House DIY.*