Well HELLO! Today’s project is fitting because it uses items from both stores I blogged about this week. I LOVE how this turned out! It’s pretty adorable, not gonna lie.
I got this idea after I found all the cute dollar pails at Target I showed you here. This project is nothing new – I’ve seen it done a few times. But I have to be honest, I think this one is the prettiest I’ve seen. ;)
I started with this lazy Susan I got at IKEA years ago:
It used to sit in the middle of our kitchen table. I’ve since moved it up to the craft space in the loft and we’ve just had random containers on it for supplies. I’ve been on the lookout for months for something cute to put everything in and haven’t found anything I liked…until those cute pails jumped in my cart!
This was seriously the easiest project ever. I gave it a very light sanding (which really wasn’t even needed – a good cleaning would have done just fine) and then spray painted the tray. Spray paint season is back baby!! Whoot! One of the best parts of warmer weather!
Then I used a drill bit and drilled a hole into the bottom of each pail:
The metal is super thin so no special metal bit was needed.
Then I spaced them out and screwed them into the tray:
So fun, right? SO EASY.
I filled it up with random supplies – markers, pencils, paint pens, brushes, scissors and craft scissors:
I did my best to space them all out evenly – I didn’t measure anything:
That space in the middle was calling out for something fun so I grabbed one of the aqua jars from my dollar spot stash and filled it with daffodils from the kitchen:
I mean, come on. Cuteness!! It makes me happy just looking at it!
I shared my plan for this room earlier this year – I’m hoping to give it a whole new look with built ins and more color. I’m getting quotes next week on the flooring to get an idea when we can move forward in here. The other half of this room is our “hallway” upstairs (even though there are no walls) and the carpet over there is just so gross. We’re nearly eleven years in and it’s time to replace it.
The butcher block will stay in the new design – I’m keeping it as a craft table, just in a different way than this one. :)
This little caddy is so fun and cute – and the fact that it turns is pretty fantastic too. Functional and it looks good, two of my favorites!:
I may or may not have taken three trips to Target to grab more pails. I got three at first, then figured out I wanted to do this project and went back for two more, then decided I am OCD and needed six – three sets of two matching pails. So yeah…without the gas costs this cutie only cost me six bucks. If you have an IKEA nearby the lazy Susan is only $8. :)
I was thinking, if you don’t have a tray like this a simple piece of wood distressed, stained or painted would be cute with the pails screwed in. Really the possibilities are endless to do something cute with them.
Have a great Thursday, it’s one of my favorite days of the week!