Key and Mail Organizer...

$15
1 Hour
Medium
I have an old vintage flat farm crate that I love and used for the inspiration to make the base crate for this DIY home organizer!...
...using survey stakes and a thin plank I created an easy, and fun to build, mail and key organizer!... lol that sounds dry... BUT I promise you'll love the end result! :)
Gather up your supplies - I used two different sized survey stakes and some 1/4" plank!...
I build my organizer to be roughly 13" x 16"... all of the cut and dimension details you can find on the ol bloggity at the link below...
Once everything is cut I give it a light sand to remove any rough splinters.
I use the thicker stake for the top and bottom and then two of the five thinner pieces for the sides... be sure to use wood glue when you are nailing your pieces together?
Once you've built your frame then you evenly space the remaining slats across the back of the frame...
Take the two little spacers that you've cut from stakes and measure an inch down on the mail divider slats...
Glue and nail the spacer blocks onto the ends of one of the two mail slot planks...
On the second mail slot plank make a mark 1/4" down and use that as the guide to nail the second plank to the back of the spacer block.
Place the mail divider that you've just created into the frame you built and tilt it out on an angle so that the front corner of the lower mail slot lines up with the front edge of the frame...
Tack the mail slots into place through the sides and into the little spacer blocks!... these spacer blocks are also the mail slot attachment blocks ;)
Drill holes across the back slats to accommodate the knobs that you will hang your keys from!...
I found darling little knobs at lee valley... and for one of the versions of my mail holder I sprayed them gold along with the little label holders!... The colour possibilities for this one are endless... glossy neon pink wood and matte black knobs and label holders?... I think that'll be the next one I paint up!
For the mail holder with the gold hardware I chose to work with FAT paint in Elefante and to finish in a clear coat...
Oooo! Ahhh!
For the version shown at the very top I worked with Cream FAT Paint and then gave it a coat of natural wax before finishing it off with the patina wax to give it that more dirty rustic look!...
If you build your own I would LOVE for you to come and share a shot of it on the Feathering My Nest Facebook Page! :) and for more in depth details and more photos than what I can share here checkout the blogpost at the link below! AND in the blogpost you'll find a link to the Breakfast Television Video for this DIY! xo

Feathering My Nest - Lacey Haskell
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Joy2405427 Joy2405427 on Jan 22, 2016
    Please tell how your beautiful wall paint/design was done.

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