Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY Grocery Slider





My 100th post !  I can not think of sharing a more delightful, awesome, incredible ... {ok, you get the idea} project with you.

Every week, when linking to Classy Clutter's , linky party, I drooled over the one Mallory made. If you link to their party, I am sure you have seen it too, if not - these are very talented ladies and definitely worth a visit.

To have a look at their's, click HERE.

We made our Grocery Slider much the same as they have done - mainly our sizes are different as we had a bit of a larger opening {our opening was around 200mm and the Slider's final width is 190mm}.

The castors we bought were the swivel type - that did not work too well, and Roy welded them to only run straight, not to swivel.

Here are some more close-ups:


Roy's first reaction was ".. we need more canned food.." for the 2 shelves allocated to keeping our canned food.


We improved a bit on Classy Clutter's design in the sense that we added a sliding mechanism bolted to the side of the counter - this makes sliding much easier - before we added this, the Slider was a bit "wonky" 


Nicely tucked between the refrigerator and the counter !

As we are still busy with the renovations to our kitchen I only took pics of the Slider {I think you know what was the most important part of the renovations, as this is really the only piece that is completely finished !} The rest of the kitchen is still a mess (I only saw the mark on the refrigerator when typing up this post..uhm, sorry).

What we have used:

Double sided White Melamine - cut to our custom sizes - {framework and shelves}
White Masonite for the backing - I glued some wall paper to the inside after we painted it white
Pin nails - for the Masonite backing to the Melamine frame
Handle
4 x Castors {see above about the swivel type}
Side strips which we ironed on to the open sides of the Melamine (available from most hardware stores)
Screws and white screw caps - as the Slider is quite wide, we used three screws/caps per side per shelf/top and bottom
Sliding Mechanism as in the photo above
7 x 12mm Dowel sticks - painted white

The bottom shelf is a little higher than the others as this one will be used for taller bottles - the dowel stick was also placed a little higher than on the other shelves.

Now .. I can not wait to finish the kitchen and share that with you!  

Let me know what you think - total honesty - that's all I expect from you {big whink here}

Ciao for now,


A Bowl Full of Lemons


This post has been entered into the THE DOG DAYS (of winter) ARE OVER @



Linking up to these cool parties:







92 comments:

  1. This is an awesome idea. I wish I had room for it on the side of my fridge. I am a new follower from the blog hop and just wanted to say hi!

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! After standing in one place for 18+ years I moved the fridge to MAKE space for the Slider. I'll do my full kitchen reveal soon and show what I've done.
      Linda

      Delete
  2. This is so awesome! I need one too :) Great job and I can't wait to see more of the kitchen reno.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think this is such a genius idea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's exactly what I thought when I saw it at first - Really glad we actually made one. Have a great day!
      Linda

      Delete
  4. This is such a great idea! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop and now following along…I would love if you would stop by and say hello :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jenny - I'll stop by your blog shortly!
      Linda

      Delete
  5. This is great. I love it. I wish I had room for something like that. Can't wait to see your kitchen.
    Debi@adorned from above

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Debi - I am also in hurry to get the kitchen done {can not really do any cooking there!}. Have a nice day,
      Linda

      Delete
  6. Very Nice! I only wish I had room for one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When I first saw it, I wanted one and I just couldn't get it out of my mind! So glad we made one :-)
      Linda

      Delete
  7. This is awesome and you did a great job! One can never have too much storage. Found you on ISBMTF. Stop by and say hello!

    househoneys.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! {and will do} - have a great day.
      Linda

      Delete
  8. Hi Linda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Chris! I will return the follow - have a great day!
      Linda

      Delete
  9. This is fantastic! I have seen these on Pinterest but haven't seen someone actually make one. Turned out great! I am hosting a link party and you are more than welcome to share this and any other posts you'd like!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/08/gettin-krafty-with-it_20.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kathie! I linked, buttoned and am following you - have a nice day!
      Linda

      Delete
  10. This is a super fantastic idea and perfect to gain extra space in the kitchen. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fantastic! I never would have thought of making my own! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! If you buy the material ready-cut (to your sizes) half of the work is done :-)
      Linda

      Delete
  12. Great job! I am actually making one right now! Yours turned out fab!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Amber! hope you'll share yours with us as well.
      Linda

      Delete
  13. Oh this is awesome. Great job, I could use one of these. I never have enough storage space.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Unbelievable how much one can put into one of these - I'm thinking of making a slightly smaller one for the laundry (which is next on the list) as well.
      Linda

      Delete
  14. Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

    ReplyDelete
  15. I really need that! You did a beautiful job on it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Linda,
    I LOVE it! I so with I had the space for one of these. I have such little space in the kitchen to begin with my husband had to build shelving in the garage to house my pantry. This turned out fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle! You have a great week as well,
      Linda

      Delete
  17. This is an AMAZING project! That would be perfect for all the canning jars we've been filling, but our rental doesn't have any space for it. Maybe when we buy a house we'll get to make one of these, too.

    Thanks for linking up at our Finished Friday blog party.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Linda,

    I really loved this. I wish I had room to make one too. Maybe, I can put somethings like that in my office for all my craft stuff.

    I always appreciate all of your support. You are such a great friend. Thanks for everything.

    I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week on my Friday Favorite Blog Links

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/margaritas-for-fridays-happy-hour.html

    Visit my blog to grab your featured blogger button.

    Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Debi ! Your name are mentioned every now and then in our house .. I have made quite a few bloggy friends which I feel especially close to, and you are definitely one of them. Hope you have a great weekend!
      Linda
      ps: wait for the Kitchen reveal post and see exactly where I cut corners (literally) to fit this slider in.

      Delete
  19. That is VERY cool!!! I think I need one... or three!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - I also want one more, but my husband reckons we should first fill this one with groceries {..and then we'll see...}. See you at the next party!
      Linda

      Delete
    2. Ooh! I hope you do get another one! ;-)
      Congratulations on being the most clicked on feature! :-)

      Delete
  20. LOVE it Linda!! I want it!! Please!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm always looking for creative storage solutions - what a great idea!! This is getting pinned for our kitchen renovation idea list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The slider holds just about all our standard pantry stuff - with a lot of space left for almost double of what I've put in there already.
      Linda

      Delete
  22. Looks great! I've been drooling over the original by Mallory as well and I have the perfect space next to the fridge... we just haven't had time to make one. Glad to see that you were able to replicate it using her instructions... I cannot wait to have one of these!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Use that space next to your fridge - you will not be sorry and it only takes a maximum of 4 - 5 hours to make (unless you use something that'll need painting, unlike with the melamine we've used) :-)
      Linda

      Delete
  23. I wish my kitchen had room for this - what a great idea!

    Thanks for linking it up to our Keep Calm & Link Up party - hope to see you again next week!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is great and looks like quite a bit of storage in one compact unit. thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow that's so cool! I wish I had something like that in my kitchen!!! Wonderfull inspiration, thank you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is super easy to make and you will be grateful for the extra storage :-) Thanks for stopping by,
      Linda

      Delete
  26. Love this idea! Such a great space-saver.

    Stopping by from Feature Friday Free-For-All. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by With A Blast - have a great Sunday!
      Linda

      Delete
  27. That really gives a lot of storage! Great idea. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

    ReplyDelete
  28. You can never have too much storage! Great job, Linda - it looks great :) Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks so much for sharing this at Gettin' Krafty! You were featured this week so come on by and grab a button!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/08/gettin-krafty-with-it_27.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'll hop on over to the party - have a great day, Kathie.
      Linda

      Delete
  30. Wow! I'd love it if you'd link this up at One Creative Weekend (http://onecreativemommy.com/category/linky-parties-and-buttons/one-creative-weekend/)on OneCreativeMommy.com. The party is open until Wednesday. Sadly, there is no space between my fridge and counter, so I can't try this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the invite! I'll be over today - have a great day, Heidi,
      Linda

      Delete
  31. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays each week. Its a real pleasure to have you. Everyone else seems to think so as well and this link was one of the most hit from last week. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for letting me know, Anne! I did not do a lot (due to all the kitchen renovations) this past week but I'll definitely have some goodies to link. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!
      Linda

      Delete
  32. Great idea!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this on Weekend Wonders! If you'd like to grab a feature button you can fine it here.

    http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com/2012/08/weekend-wonders-4-party-features.html#.UD6IhdaPWBo

    Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is awesome! I'm so impressed. I need one of these in my kitchen. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh, I'm so envious! I would love to have one of these :) I've seen it floating around on Pinterest. What a brilliant idea!

    I host a Pinterest Party on the first Sunday of every month (tomorrow!) and I would love it if you'd link this slider up! You can look here to read about it: http://www.happyhomemaker.me/p/pinterest-parties.html

    Blessings!

    Bethany
    www.happyhomemaker.me

    ReplyDelete
  36. That is a very clever idea and so handy. You really have made a great spot with lots of storage! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. now following you

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like this idea so much that I'll be pinning it and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Feel free to stop by OneCreativeMommy.com and grab a featured button.

    ReplyDelete
  38. It turned out just great. I so wish I had a place to do this cuz I NEED one! :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. This is so fantastic! I would love to do in my own kitchen, as we have a lack of space. Thanks for sharing~

    ReplyDelete
  40. You did a great job on this! It turned out awesome. You gained so much storage in that wasted space. Thank you so much for linking up to my very first linky party! HUGS

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm a huge fan of this project - I need one! Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I absolutely love this! I featured it this week on the Mrs - come on by and check it out, and pin something else to the board while you're at it!

    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2012/09/the-bulletin-board.html

    Crystal
    MrsHappyHomemaker.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/09/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features.html

    Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Linda, I'll be featuring your grocery slider at the highlight party tomorrow morning! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Queen's Party.

    ReplyDelete
  45. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

    ReplyDelete
  46. Great Idea!
    Thanks for linking up to Friday Fascinations! You have been featured, come over and get a button! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-fascinations-4-and-5-feature.html

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love it! I saw that post on Classy Clutter too and have been wanting one ever since, the only problem is we only have about two inches of space next to our fridge...not really big enough to be useful. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog today! Seriously, I'm so impressed you did this! You can check out the feature and grab a button here: http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/09/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-18/

      Delete
  48. Congrats! You've been featured at The Kurtz Corner! I hope you'll stop by, grab a featured button and link up again! :) http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/09/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-49.html

    ReplyDelete
  49. that is crazy! So perfect for extra food and a shelf that you can actually see! Wow, I wish I can have one too!

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is great! What a neat idea!

    I would love it if you shared this at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Such a genius idea!! I would love to have something like that in my kitchen! Congrats on your 100th post, that's awesome!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Artsy Corner! Keep up the great work :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Brilliant solution to a problem that many people have! Thanks for linking up to PIN MEme! I've pinned & tweeted this!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
    Link Rink

    ReplyDelete
  53. Super space-saving idea.
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your (crafty project or tasty recipe) with us last week in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your creations! If you haven't yet stopped in, the new Showcase is up and running! We can't wait to see what you share with us in 2013!

    Susie@Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/05/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-14/

    ReplyDelete
  55. I am featuring your sliding pantry today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. Such a great idea. The next party starts later today. I hope that you would link up again. Thanks.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  56. That's awesome! i think i can use this in my sewing room. wow, u did such a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  57. When we trade our 36" stove for a regular size, we will have a space between our stove and cabinet. This will be perfect for filling it (if I can get my son to build it ;) ).

    Thanks for the great share!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this!! Great work & congrats on 100 posts.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Amazing idea! The sort of thing that would really help me out with space issues - if I had the space for it lol. I'm wondering if I can fit one anywhere...

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis