Sarah Vanderkooy
Sarah Vanderkooy
  • Hometalker
  • Mukwonago, WI

Grab and Go DIY Organizer

3 Materials
1 Hour

Turn a basic wood tray into a modern, colorful grab and go organizer for your foyer. With a few simple craft supplies you'll have a tray to corral all your go to items. Never forget your keys, wallet or other essentials when they are corralled in a cute tray right by the door.

Here is what I started with.

grab and go diy organizer

An unfinished wood tray, painters tape and spray paint. I chose white blue and black in a glossy finish.

grab and go diy organizer

I started by spraying the bottom of the tray with white spray paint. When that coat dried, I taped off stripes evenly spaced along the bottom of the tray. Then I covered the sides with tape as well. I painted these stripes with black spray paint. When this was dry I slowly removed the tape to reveal beautiful stripes.

grab and go diy organizer

Finally I covered the bottom of the tray and spray painted the sides with a glossy light blue paint.

This tray is modern and fun while also serving a much needed purpose.

grab and go diy organizer

A simple wood tray become a grab and go organizer that holds all my essentials. I love having this by the back door so I don't forget a thing!

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1 question
  • Linda
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Are you covering the painted strip to paint the next white color?

    • Sarah Vanderkooy
      on Apr 22, 2019

      I painted the bottom white first, when it dried I used tape to cover the bottom in a striped pattern then added the black. When the tape comes off I have black and white stripes.

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