Paper Central Filing Crate

I have been trying to get the papers in our house more organized and under control as of late. I decided to make a crate-like box to hold folders for things like – Bills to Pay, Papers to File, Coupons, Receipts, and School Papers.

This is what I ended up with.

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It was made with all scrap wood and is pretty primitive. I found the Bakery image online and transferred and painted it on the front. I chose the word Bakery, because I make cakes and sell them as a side business and this box sits in my kitchen! I maybe should’ve tilted the image so that it would’ve been more recognizable – oh well, live and learn! I used some sandpaper to scuff and age the image.

The folders are regular yellow manila folders that I modpodged some wallpaper I had around. They do tend to curl a little after they were wet.


I hope to stain over it when I get a chance to darken and “age” the wood some more. That should also cover some of the tear out on the side of the box. I’ve learned that if I put painters tape and then mark my line, the circular saw doesn’t rip it out quite as bad. A band saw would’ve been better otherwise, but that is in an unheated shed so I didn’t venture out there! I am getting a bad case of cabin fever and can’t wait for spring. Anyone else?!?!?

The box has been serving it’s purpose. The pile that otherwise would be on my counter, now finds it’s way into the box – at least 90% of the time which is a big improvement! Sometimes, the littlest things can make a big impact. And this has definitely been working for me.

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