Friday, January 6, 2012

Bin Organized?

Who doesn't love a good bin to help them get organized?  Seeing the chopped off tops of some fence boards inspired me to make this organizational bin/coat hook.
 I cut the top pieces I had at an angle with the miter saw.  I used a fence board across the front and a wider board across the back I found after some digging in the top of the garage.  I screwed the end boards in place and used the nail gun on the inside divider boards (Despite what the home improvement shows use, a nail gun does not make a very sturdy piece of furniture--you need some screws to make something solid!).
 I brushed on some white paint, hand-painted the numbers, sanded it all and added some hooks--a great piece for mittens and hats, homework and books, or bathroom sundries.

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PS--I guess this is a Pottery Barn kids copycat--although I hadn't seen theirs until after I made this.  I am sure I must have seen something similar and filed it into the old noggin'.  However, I haven't seen any others with hooks :).

PSS--Keep linking up!

22 comments:

  1. I like this, and I agree about the screws. Nail brads are very convenient but come apart easy.

    I can imagine lots of uses for this.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love this! I wish I had the "creative building" gene like you do!

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  3. This is lovely, great solution for entry way organising!

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  4. This is a totally awesome idea!!! You are brilliant!

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  5. This is such a great idea! Love it!

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  6. Great job. Really nice for an entry way. Gluing the boards together helps too. I always use glue and nails to tack things in place and then go back and add screws to make it really secure. I really like the paint job too.

    Holly

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  7. This is great! It looks charming and it's functional. You are so talented in constructing things. :)
    -Revi

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  8. Wow. I don't even have words for how much I love that!

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  9. Becky I love it! I want to make one (even though I don't have a nail gun) and I pinned it! Nice work!
    Susan

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  10. Wow, I sure love this!! I have been wanting something to put my hats in for winter - and I think I will make myself one of these!
    Great job!
    Lindsay
    www.craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  11. great piece Becky! Love the hooks! thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!

    gail

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  12. This is awesome! I could so use one of these so I may have to copy cat you b/c I haven't seen the one from Pottery Barn either!

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  13. One of a kind! Beautiful and functional...the best mix. Found you over at Funky Junk's link party.

    maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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  14. Love, love, love this project...perfect in every way. Mind if I copy???
    Cheryl

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  15. So nice.. Love the effects on it..
    thanks for sharing
    Love
    Hani

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  16. Super clever and rustic! I'm thinking of all the things I could organize with that! Thanks for linking up to the 1st Project of the Year Party, Becky!

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  17. Great job , i love it.......Out scouting around for some foyer ideas ive come across ur blog...happy to say, im ur latest follower..........Bonnie

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  18. Loving this for sure! I'm gonna go get those old boards out of the back of the pickup (hubby put them there) and make something with them. You've inspired me.

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  19. I was just thinking the other day I needed a shelf with hooks for our entry way. I think bins would work, and look, a lot better than a simple shelf. Great idea!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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