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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Woodworking Wednesdays~ A Little Wooden Caddy

Recently, Mr. Decor made me several wooden caddies ~ totes ~ boxes… however you would like to refer to these gems. Just like his garden bench they were made from the reclaimed wood from an old section of fencing we had taken down.

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The boxes were original created to display a few of the dolls my Grandma Jingles had restored. These particular dolls were very similar to those mentioned in the “Little House” books. I wanted a rustic way to display and protect the dolls during my recent LIW presentation.

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But since then it sure has been fun coming up with new ways to use the boxes.

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They are so versatile. I recently used one while gardening.

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A quick spin around Pinterest gathered up several other delightful inspirations.

(You can click on each photo to be taken to the original post.)

Pallet Flower Box...filled with glasses of fresh flowers & decorative easy and such a nice rustic touch for your spring table! Instructions included.:

Love this box used to hold flatware.

Style Your Silverware Caddy

Beth corralled some of her twine in this cute tote.

Use an old divided box to store twine in Craft Room.:

Ashley gathered some of her art supplies in this caddy.

DIY Planter Box Tutorial on { } Such a great idea to hold so many different things!:

They are great in the kitchen.


As well as the bathroom.

DIY Bathroom Caddy with Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces |

I love the stenciled version Interior Frugalista made to hold her peonies. 

French Garden Graphic transferred onto DIY Wooden Caddy

An old spindle for a handle and a metal doorknob for decoration on this tote? Yes please!

Create a one-of-a-kind wooden tote with scrap wood from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer:

This mail and key center is pure perfection.

Shelf - Mail Organizer - Rustic - Natural - Pallet - Home Decor - Made to Order $33:

Right now we are enjoying one of the totes on the kitchen table. It’s contents pick up the colors in our new cottage curtains.

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Totes ma gotes, I adore them all.



Daniela said...

They're all so lovely and can be used in so many occasions, almost for everything, at home and outside, in the garden, I so love this object and their style, simple and so useful to decorate every place you put it in !

Thank you for a so beautiful post, darling Laura !



Linda said...

Oh I'm a sucker for items like this! Love, love, love them!! :) Useful and pretty.

Thanks for the ideas as always. Happy Wednesday.

Jeanie said...

I love using boxes for everything from container gardening to holding my paints and other fun things. Lucky you to have your personal boxmaker at hand! Thanks for all the inspiring shares.

Louise said...

Great ideas. Does your cottage have window boxes?

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I saved as many pickets as I could when we replaced the side fence. I've been wanting to make some boxes with them. You have inspired me! Love all your examples.

Dianna said...

Oh my, Laura, I loved all the ways that you have shared here that these boxes could be used. I truly would be hard pressed to pick a favorite! Thank you so much for sharing with us this wonderful way of enriching our homes with beauty from recycled wood.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura
Oh how I love this post. I adore boxes too and the many ways to decorate with them. In fact my hubby just made for me a long display box similar to the one you shared here.
Your photos are all an inspiration.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice rest of the week. xo

naveen k said...

yours is really nice blog
Your diy ideas of wooden caddy is really amazing
keep on doing good work
good day

Marilyn said...

Rustic, organic, hand-made with love....those words are music to my ears! I am very drawn to wooden boxes and baskets, and the ones made by the talented Mr. Décor are beautiful.

I work on environmental issues and the fact that you are re-cycling material is also music to my ears. :-)

Also, those roses in the first picture are making me swoon!!!!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

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Bonnie said...

Great boxes! I love how you styled the first one! Very attractive. You have a sweet and quite handy husband to make these boxes for you. Your doll collection looked very nice in the boxes too.