Wood Caddy with Rope Handles for the Bathroom

Hey everyone! I hope you are all recovering nicely from your weekend, or your weekend was so relaxing that there is no recovery needed ;) We spent a day at Sea World this weekend. The little lady loved it, and we  did too. It’s so fun seeing things through the eyes of little ones. To start off the week I want to show you guys this DIY Wood Caddy  I made to organize my bathroom.

DIY Wooden Bathroom Caddy

My bathroom before this wood caddy was an embarrassing mess. We just kinda had stuff everywhere, and unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of countertop space to spare. We needed some organization!

I made my caddy using plans from the amazing Ana White. I loved her soda crate caddy and used it as the basis for my own wood caddy.

After the piece was built, I made it my own by adding rope handles and stenciling the front.

Wood Bath Caddy

I stained the caddy with Minwax Special Walnut, the same stain I used for my DIY Framed Map. I absolutely love this stain!

For the rope handles, I measured and marked my spot for two holes.

Using a 1/4in drill bit I drilled the two holes.

After the holes were drilled, in went the sisal rope on one side. I tied a knot then did the same on the other side.

Lastly, I stenciled “BATH” onto the front. I made the stencil with my Silhouette Cameo and painted the lettering white with acrylic paint.

I finished it with a coat of polyurethane.

DIY Wood Bathroom Caddy

It’s so nice having this wood caddy to keep all our bathroom items organized. I placed mason jars filled with q-tips and cotton balls in a couple of the slots. I also used a mason jar as our tooth brush holder in another slot. The fourth slot is used to house my every day toiletries like lotion, moisturizer, and face wipes.DIY Wood Caddy

Such a fun DIY wood caddy, and it rescued my bathroom countertops!

So, how do you organize your bathroom items?

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A Glimpse of Spring and an Embellished Mason Jar Vase

Over the weekend, it felt like SPRING here in Southern California! It was gorgeous, sunny and even in the high 70s. My mom was in town and we spent part of Sunday morning at my favorite farmer’s market. The farmer’s market, the warmer weather, and the beautiful sunshine really had me thinking of Spring. I hadn’t been to the farmer’s market in months even though it’s open year round here. So I haven’t had fresh cut flowers in some time either. And since it was just a lovely day I decided to pick up a small bouquet of flowers. One thing I love about the farmer’s market is that I can get fresh cut flowers for super cheap! I means $3, CHEAP! I love that!

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Simple Fall Centerpiece

Can you believe fall is here already? In several of the places we’ve lived there was no such thing as fall (looking at you Hawaii). And while it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet, all of the fall decorations in the stores and the inspiration on the blogosphere have really gotten me into the spirit.

Fall Centerpiece

Simple Fall Centerpiece

I put together this romantic centerpiece using a lot of items I already had with a couple new things mixed in.

Simple Fall Centerpiece

For the ultimate fall feel I put some pinecones in a glass hurricane (can you believe I had to actually buy these pinecones?). I filled a couple mason jars with different things. One has a few glittered pumpkins. The other has dried putka pods, which I had never seen before but are perfect for fall. For a little embellishment I used some gold lace ribbon. The pillars I’ve had for years. They used to be black but I spray painted them white a few months ago. They are so versatile, they are always in use somewhere in the house. For the runner I just added a few fabric rosettes to a strip of burlap.

Simple Fall Centerpiece

This centerpiece has such a romantic feel to me with the white pillars, fabric rosettes, and lace ribbon detail.

Simple Fall Centerpiece

See how simple that is? Because I used what I already had, the total cost was approximately $11.00 give or take a few cents. I’m so pleased with the way it turned out, classic, romantic, and it is definitely feeling a bit more like fall around here.

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