A gift for a lovely family

We have a family that we are very close with. We both have young boys with Down syndrome, so getting to know them has been a lifesaver. Well, I wanted to help "save their life" too by making another organizer bin for the kid's schoolwork. I used scraps from my garage and an old Ikea frame that a friend gave me. As you can see, I modified from the original plan to add a letter holder and hooks for the keys. Now they don't have to "ohhh and ahhhh" when they come to my house, because now they'll one all of their own.

Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
I spray painted it black and then added a creamy white over the top. I used a turquoise paint to make the names. I was brave and used a think font and even braver by adding the shadows. But I'm very happy with the way it came out.
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Sun, 02/19/2012 - 13:51

Hope I dont sound stupid but how did u add extra holder? Thank you :]


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 06:07

I just made it from pine. You can use screws/nails or L brackets to keep it together and to attach. I can't remember now how I did it.