Simple DIY Farmhouse Sink Caddy

4 Materials
45 Minutes

One of my daily little annoyances in life is the messy soap and water puddle that collects around the faucet and backsplash of the kitchen sink. Can you relate? If so, this Simple DIY Farmhouse Sink Caddy is the answer you’ve been looking for!

I’ve tried a variety of different holders and organizers, but aestheically they seem to look too utilitarian, or even worse, they are hard to clean and end up collecting a lot of slimey gunk. 😱

I just wanted something cute that would hold my dish soap, hand soap, and sink sponge, and would keep the water from puddling all around the back of the sink. Not too much to ask for, right?

After perusing many online options, I finally ended up where I typically do–with an “I can make that myself” mindset. 🤣

Most of the projects and DIYs I take on are easy. But this one, guys, is soooooo easy. Like the easy-peasy easy.

How to Make a Simple DIY Farmhouse Sink Caddy

I saw a sink caddy for sale on Etsy, and it literally used this same Dollar Tree planter that I already owned. In fact, it was out in my garage, because I had a plant in it last year. 🤣

With the purchase of some inexepensive finial dowel caps, I was in business!

These finials come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to select a size that will work for the size of bin or container you plan to use.

Since this is going in an area where it will get wet, I used clear Gorilla Glue which is water-resistant, because that’s what I had on hand. If you really want to be on the safe side, I’d use the white Gorilla glue that is waterproof.

I used a generous amount of glue and let it dry overnight.

The next day, I painted the finials with some white craft paint. When they were dry, I gave them a generous coating of Amy Howard light wax. This gave the white paint a bit more of an antiqued look, and also helped add some water-resistance.

If you really want to make your caddy last a long time, and stand up to water, you could choose an exterior paint instead, or spray the feet with a coat of poly for some extra water-resistance.

That’s it, folks! I told you it was easy!

Look how nice and tidy it looks next to my faucet. It keeps the puddling water to a minimum, was a piece-of-cake to make, and cost next to nothing! Winner winner chicken dinner! 🐔🐓🍗

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Suggested materials:

  • Galvanized container   (Dollar Tree)
  • Wooden "legs"   (Hobby Lobby/Amazon)
  • Paint   (already had it)
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  • D Thomas D Thomas on Oct 03, 2021

    Great project! Thanks!

  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Oct 05, 2021

    cute idea...So what if it does rust a little, just more of farmhouse look if that is what you want...Inexpensive enough, if rust too bad then take outside and put plants etc in the container...