Short on drawer space? Corral loose flatware and make it easy to access with this do it yourself wood caddy. An accent color for the interior part of the flatware holder adds a bold pop that you can coordinate to match your kitchen. Use for daily storage on the counter or bring out during a casual dinner party so guests can easily grab what they need!Tabletop

What You’ll Need:

  • Wood block (have cut approximately 4″ x 4″ x 10″ at the hardware store)
  • 2 1/2″ Drill bit
  •  Drill press
  •  Pencil
  •  Ruler
  •  Sanding block and paper
  •  Colorful paint
  •  Paint brush
  •  Finish

Step 1: Sand down your block around the edges to remove any splinters with a sanding block or thick grit sandpaper.Tabletop

Step 2: Use a ruler to mark out 3 spots where you will drill your holes. Space your holes evenly and down the center of the block.Tabletop

Step 3: Use a drill press and your drill bit to create the holes for the caddy. Depress your drill bit approximately 3 inches into the wood.

Step 4: Use a fine grit piece of sandpaper to sand around the edges of the holes to remove any splinters and remove the dust with a dry cloth.Tabletop
Step 5: Pick a fun color to paint the inside of the holes in the caddy. Let dry for at least an hour (or according to instructions on the back of the bottle) before you apply finish.Tabletop
Step 6: Lastly, finish up your piece by spraying a thin coat of lacquer finish on the wood to protect it from w
ater or spills in the kitchen. Let dry.TabletopTabletop
Display your new piece with your finest (or most eclectic mix of) flatware!