I’m not naturally organized. I love to be organized but staying in an organized state? Just not in my nature. When my husband and I first got married, the one thing we bickered about what keeping the house tidy. He was a “neat freak” and I had a habit of leaving things out. The roles have reversed a bit but still, it’s a struggle.
I made this little accessories box to hold some of my excess jewelry. I loooove my Pottery Barn antler jewelry stand that the hubs happened to get me for Christmas a couple years ago, but it was a bit overloaded. This box measures 8″ x 8″ so it’s the perfect size for a nightstand. And of course, it was super easy to make!
One common 1″ x 3″ x 8′
A piece of 2″ slat
3″ door hinge + screws
Gold Paint (or color of choice)
Cut the 1″ x 3″ x 8′ into eight 8″ pieces + two 6″ pieces.
Cut two 6″ pieces from the slat board.
Stain the wood (this can also be done once the box is built but I find that the coverage is better when I stain before assembling).
Once the stain is dry, glue and nail two of the 8″ boards to form a 90 degree angle as shown below.
A 6″ board will wedge into the angle; glue & nail.
Repeat these steps with two more 8″ boards and the remaining 6″ board.
Next, attach the frame, gluing and nailing into place.
Glue & nail another 8″ board into the above pictured space to complete the bottom of the box.
You should have three 8″ boards remaining as well as the slats. These will come together as the lid.
Glue together the edges of the three 8″ boards. Glue the slats perpendicular to those edges to act as a brace.
Clamp the slats to the lid until these are thoroughly dried.
Beckham was helping me this project and decided to take his first ever selfie, so I figured I’d share 🙂
The last step in assembling the box is attaching the hinge.
Screw the hinge onto the top back edge of the box.
Once the glue has dried on the lid, screw in the remaining holes into the back, bottom of the lid *Be sure the screws will not cut through the 1″ width of the lid*
I finished my box by painting “pretty little things” in gold on the lid.
It’s now the perfect little accessory for my nightstand!