Thanks to all those who entered the giveaway for The Wood Connection gift certificate and for all your kind comments on my mail organizer. I hope you all have a chance to make it to The Wood Connectionand make something fabulous for yourself. But we can only have one winner so without further ado, the winner is....
When I was asked to guest post it didn't take me long to figure out what
I wanted to do. You see, I am about 22 weeks preggo now and I'm on a bit
of an organization kick. I'm trying to taking advantage of the desire
while it lasts! So I looked around my home and my eyes found the pile
of bills that always sits on the counter and I knew that was it. My mail needed a home!
So I headed over to The Wood Connection and explained what I had in
mind. These people are amazing! Within 15 minutes I was headed home
with exactly what I had envisioned. I also had to take a trip to
Joann's to pick out some fabric but that part is always super fun!
A few hours later I had this..... it turned out just as I had envisioned and is just what I needed!
I just love it! The top pocket is sized to fit bills and letters, and the lower one is for a few magazines or catalogs. It hangs on the back of my door so that I can stash the mail as I walk it.
The Wood Connection has so kindly offered to give one of YOU a $25 gift certificate to their store! They are located in Salt Lake City, Utah so whoever wins will have to be able to get to their store to use it. They have some of the cutest wood craft kits and everything is all ready to go, making it super fun and easy to spit out some cute creations!
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Hello there all my wood crafty friends! It's Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here today to kick off another week of Wood You Like to Craft!! If you follow my blog you already know that I am expecting another baby in November, well one of the best things about being pregnant is the overwhelming desire to get your house in order. I decided to take advantage of the insanity and am declaring this organization week! I'm so excited to see what clever things everyone comes up with!
For my project I decided to take care of a little problem that had been bugging me for months.... my mop and broom. You see, we live in a split level house and the main level is all dark hardwood floor. Because its dark it has to be mopped basically everyday. Unfortunately there is no place to keep the broom or mop on the main level and I never would take the time to take it downstairs and put it away. So they have been living in the corner of the kitchen. But not anymore! I took the only spare section of long wall in my kitchen and made a cabinet to custom fit my mop and broom! I love it!
Its basically a glorified box with a door hung on the wall, but I love that everything now has a home!
And the front of the cabinet is chalkboard paint so it also serves a double purpose of being a place to write lists, notes, reminders, or menu plans.
Now I didn't take pictures for a step by step tutorial because if you want to make one you'll need to figure out what size works for your space and your stuff, and also because I had no idea what I was doing. :) But I'll explain the process.
First you need to figure out what size you want your cabinet. I knew I had a small space to hang it so I basically made mine as small as I could get away with. Its about 5 feet tall, 14 inches wide, and about 6.5 inches deep, including the door.
Once you figure out your sizes then you basically build a box with an extra pieces on the back and an extra peice on the front. Do this on both the top and bottom.
Then I added some molding to the top to give it a little extra something.
The door is also just a box with a piece off wood screwed to the back. It is attached with simple hinges and has a knob and a "hook and eye" to keep it closed.
So that's the basic construction and then you can finish it however you like!
So that's my broom cabinet. I have to admit to being really proud of it! :)
Stay tuned for the rest of the great organization projects from the other members of the WYLTC team. They always do amazing stuff so I'm sure it will be fantastic!
Except it's not here... it's over at WYLTC. So head on over and check it out. I'm kicking this week off with a custom broom cabinet, and the whole week is going to be filled with organization ideas. So don't miss it!