Sunday, October 21, 2012

little caddy

After making all the vintage crates (here and here) to store our lunch drinks,
the cart looked still messy on the top,
with all the homework paper and pencils, pens...

So I built a little caddy to store it all:

perfect for pencils, pens, scissors and little mail.

After building the fence and gates,
we were left with a lot of scrap pieces of 1 X 4,
I spent some time wondering what to do with them,
then I found the perfect project: Soda crate caddy,
with this plan from Ana White, of course!

Because my scraps are 1 X 4, and not 1 X 6, it is shorter,
 but I was able to keep the same size by using 
 one more piece for the bottom, 2 instead of 3.
For the middle part I used some other scrap,
a piece of 1 X 6, so it is the same ratio,
just a little squatter!

Instead of dividing the caddy in 2 on each side, I left one side undivided
and put 2 dividers on the other side.
It allows us to put mail and larger items on the back,
and the pencils stay nicely together in the smaller rectangles.

I added again the corner pieces (decorative) like I did with 
the wine tray and the fall trough (also made from the fence!).
I really like them, they add such nice texture,
a little spay paint is all they need.

When I put the caddy on the cart, next to the home work,
it looks so much better,
but then I realized it was just too much...

too much wood, too much brown, not what I was looking for!

So instead of storing the pencils there, I thought it would be perfect for the lunch boxes!
Good color and texture, and just the right place to get ready before school,
after all it is chaotic enough in the morning!

So where did I put the caddy full of pencils?
On the other side of the room, where it sits happily,

and can easily put on the table when it is needed!

Happy day!

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