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Painted Homework Caddy

By: Uncommon Designs
August 26, 2013

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Painted Homework Caddy
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Do you find that afternoons seem to get more and more hectic?  Between after school activities, cooking dinner, and making sure our children are doing well, we could all use a little organization when it comes to homework.  

I am so excited to share this vintage-style painted homework caddy with you so at the  very least, you won't be searching around the house for school supplies! 

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Poppy
  • Wood Caddy
  • Stickers or Vinyl Lettering


I picked up this adorable weathered crate on clearance at a local department store and knew if would be perfect for our homework station.  I loved the design, but we need all the help we can get to bring on the smiles during homework time, so I wanted to add a punchy orange color... I used the Poppy from Americana's multi-surface Satin collection. 

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I really wanted to keep the vintage look of the crate, so I cute the word "homework" out of vinyl on my Cricut machine.  You can also use stickers.

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Now... just paint a few coats of the orange on the outer pieces of wood. Let dry, and remove vinyl letters.  So easy!

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Be sure to visit Uncommon Designs  for more projects and to learn more about Trish.


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