After seeing one of my favorite bloggers, Larissa, from Prodigal Pieces build a caddy
it motivated me to build one too.
You've got to check her caddy out.
Of course, I started with the spindle and a scrap piece of cedar.
I measured the length of the spindle and cut a piece of cedar to that length for the bottom.
Then I cut two 12" long pieces to be the ends.
I cut the corners off of the top of each of these pieces to give the caddy a little shape.
Then I cut two sides pieces.
I used wood glue and a nail gun to put all of the pieces together,
except for the spindle handle.
I drilled small holes in the ends of the caddy where I was going to place the spindle
and then screwed the spindle into place.
I used wood filler to smooth out the holes from the nails and the screws
before painting the outside of the caddy.
I decided to leave the inside natural because I love how rustic the cedar looks
and I like the contrast between the white outside and the natural inside.
Lastly, I lightly distressed the caddy and hand waxed it with a clear wax.
I love how it turned out.
Thanks Larissa for the inspiration!
It's heading to my Etsy shop right now.
I hope you are having a wonderful day and tell me what you think,
do you like the natural inside with the white outside?
'til next time,