So you’re hoping to decorate your home with wooden organizers, are you? You don’t really need to spend a great deal of money on supplies for them.
What You’re Going To Need
You will need several items for a homemade wooden organizer.
First will be a wooden bottle box (1). You’ve probably seen these before; they range in size and have been used in the past by delivery companies. The best locations to find these boxes are flea markets, antique stores, garage sales and places that sell second hand items.
The uses for these kinds of wooden box organizers are in the thousands. For example, you can place them on the wall in your bathroom for your medication bottles, washcloths, or your collectibles such as thimbles and small glass figurines. If you are lucky enough to find a large box, you can use it for kitchen towels or bathroom towels, kitchen cups or a spice rack and even a CD or DVD holder.
In order to make your wood box look attractive, you’ll need a can of spray paint, or a pint of each color of latex paint that you wish to paint the box with.
Paint it one solid color and place stickers on the sides and in each square. Place wallpaper around the outside edge to match the room the box will be used in. If wallpaper will be used, do not forget the paste to stick it onto the box.
After painting the wooden organizer (for a potentially great wood option, read up on the definition of whitewood), it will need a coat or two of clear protective acrylic finish to keep it shiny and clear of dust and dirt. By placing a clear finish on the box, you will be able to dust it without using chemicals.
The ideas are limitless for this form of wooden organizer. If the wooden organizer is for larger items, then you can shop for a larger box or one with larger squares within the center. Screws will be necessary for hanging the box in the chosen room.
On the other hand, eye rings screwed to the corners of your box will make it possible to hang your organizer from wires as a free-hanging fixture. Hanging, however, is not recommended if you are placing breakable items in your organizer box.
The cost of building an organizer of this style will vary; the wooden bottle box will normally range from $5.00 – $25.00, a pint of paint $7.95 – $10.00, and clear acrylic $6.95 to $11.95.
Wallpaper can be purchased (2) as border strips depending on the size of the wooden organizer, and they’ll typically run from about $3.95 – $9.99. Screws and eye bolts range from $0.25 – $1.00.
Overall, you can have a relatively inexpensive wooden organizer with a little bit of work and enjoy some family fun along the way.
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