Hello Friends! I am so happy with this fun project I made last weekend.
Want to make one? Good. Let's get to it...
I grabbed a scrap piece of 1/4 plywood left over from another project and used it as my bottom. My scrap piece was 5x12.
After removing the bottom you can see that the above picture shows what I cut to make my end pieces. I wanted the top a little wider than the bottom. I drew a line from the width of the bottom board to the outside edge. Then I clamped the wood down on my miter saw and cut on the lines. Make sure you clamp it good, and tight and carefully cut.
You could also just make straight ends and it would be just as cute! Plus easier to cut, you could use a miter box with a hand saw, they are super cheap (around $10 at Home Depot). Or if you buy your wood from there the nice men will cut it for you!
I suggest you use the large paint sticks, you can get them free at the home depot, if you ask. Then before you cut your end pieces, measure the paint sticks like in the picture below, so you know how tall to make the ends.
Next you can either build your caddy or paint it, I usually build first, but decided to try painting it first this time.
As you can see the pictures pretty much explain what to do. I painted both sides of each piece. Also when the paint dries I just used an old candle to rub on the edges and middle sections randomly. This will help it look chippy when you scrape and sand, it works like vaseline making the paint easier to remove.
I wanted to make a rope handle so I found a drill bit just bigger than my rope, clamped the two sides together and drilled my two holes at once. (obviously this step is ideal to do before you paint....)
If you remember I used this same method on my Chippy decor box.
I added my rope, with some knots and...
Ok, did you notice I skipped the building part? Sorry, I got so excited to finish I didn't take pictures of the build.
First you turn the side pieces upside down, put glue on the bottom of them and set the bottom piece on top of them. Imagine this picture upside down....
And you have just made a super useful and cute caddy!
So there you have it! I hope you make one!
Thanks for stopping by!
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