$10 Camera Drawer

Hello all!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great!  Lots of bargain shopping for some upcoming projects you’ll see more of soon.

So Santa was really nice to me this year.  I got a new camera!  (YAY!)  I have been borrowing a friends Canon Rebel XT for the last year and and a half.  Until now!  Santa brought me a sparkly new Canon Rebel T5.  It was actually a kit that came with the 70-300mm lens in addition to the 18-55mm lens.  I cannot believe how much a difference there is in my photos.  As soon as I got it, I had to open it up and start taking photos.  Everything is so much brighter and crisper.  I’m so excited to start taking more photos and maybe even redo some of my earlier photos.

My brother got me the Limestudio lighting kit for Christmas.  I can’t wait to use this in some of my always dark rooms (i.e., my bedroom and living room).  New camera + lighting kit = I’m obsessed and taking photos now more than ever.  I have never been keen on camera bags.  Since I only use my camera inside my own house, I have been thinking about how nice it would be to have a big drawer that I can open and VIOLA, everything is there at my fingertips.  So I took matters into my own hands and created just that.  I present to you my DIY $10 Camera Drawer!The Striped House - $10 Camera Drawer

It turned house exactly how I hoped!

What I used:

  • I bought a $7 package of foam from Wal-Mart. The package consisted of four 18×18″ pieces. I found them back in the craft section.  The pieces are 1″ thick.
  • A clear divider tray from TJMaxx.  It was $3 back in the clearance section because it had some cracks in it.
  • Scissors, ruler, a sharpie and my trusty hot glue gun to keep the pieces in place.

I lined the bottom of the drawer first.  I the let the extra curve up the back of the drawer to keep my lenses from hitting the back of the drawer when I close it.

The rest was just cutting two inch tall strips to build the dividers to keep everything in place and from bumping into each other.  I hot glued them and in place and I was done.

The Striped House - $10 Camera Drawer 1

The divider comes in handy for my external flash, battery charger, camera remote and USB cords.  On the far end is my mini tripod.

The Striped House - $10 Camera Drawer 2

The Striped House - $10 Camera Drawer 4

So there you have it!  My $10 Camera Drawer.  I have another camera inspired project coming up, so stay tuned!

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  1. Reply
    January 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I love your camera drawer, what a great idea!

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