My knock off flatware storage box.
Except the flatware is still in the kitchen drawer so we'll call this the homework supplies box.
I made a knock off of Pottery Barn's flatware storage box:
Minus the French and add some color on the interior and you have this:
The typical after school homework session begins and immediately I get:
"Mom, I can't find a pencil, I need a red marker, where's the glue stick?"
No more, it's all here in one box ready for homework time.
Here's how I made the supply box:
1. Using 1/2" plywood scraps cut your pieces:
1 - top 16.25" x 3"
1 - bottom face 16.25" x 2" with four notches jigsawed (see picture)
5 - dividers 9" x 5.5" (see picture below)
Use 1/4" plywood:
1 - back 15.5" x 5.5"
1 - bottom 15.5" x 10"
2. Nail dividers to bottom face piece and back:
4. Paint interior 2 coats BM whipple blue.
Paint exterior 2 coats BM durango dust.
Distress with sandpaper.Stain with Minwax cherry.
Seal with satin poly.
Detail of the distressing:
Much more fun with the blue interior.
Now fill it up with all the necessary supplies:
No more searching for pencils, glue, rulers. Let the homework begin with ease.
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