Monday, April 11, 2011

Mail Holder DIY

Yes, I’ve been quite MIA but lets not focus on the negative and get on with the goodness.

I have to say if I were a superhero, my nemesis would be paper clutter and more specifically mail!

I can see the outfit now, I’m thinking something in pink with a letter opener on it and lightening, yes lightening would make it very “official”. Maybe some ruffles?

Ok ok, back on track.

I hate when my entry console looks like this

randomrecycling.blogspot mail clutter before2Source: randomrecycling.blogspot

You caught me, that isn’t really MY entry console. I’m all about being “real” but it gave me hives to think about posting my mess for all to see.

Something had to be done to contain the evil genius that is mail clutter………I’m pretty sure my mail carrier is a sidekick of some sort. So I broke out my big boy power tools and built my secret weapon.

I added not only the holders for mail but clips and space for either important reminders or a calendar.

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I’m pretty happy with it, especially considering it’s the first thing I’ve really built completely from scratch and had no directions what.so.ever.

Not to mention the total cost to me for this project was about $5, I don’t think you’d be able to get away with that at Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs!

Now to try and actually get the HB to remember to use it.

Please check out these wonderful parties I’ll be linking to HERE

24 comments:

Inga´s Haven said...

I ran into this at DIY show off - it´s so pretty, I want to make something similar :D

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Wow! I'm impressed that you made this yourself. What a great idea! If I had any wall space left in our office I would do something similar. Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving your nice comment. I hope you come back to visit soon.

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

love it! Mail is my enemy too!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is amazing! If I had any real talent with power tools (rather than just being very accident prone), I'd be all over this... this is great though! So useful and pretty!

Leanne said...

I love it ! I'm hosting We're ORganized Wednesday through Saturdayand would love for you to link this to the party. There's a great giveaway too.

Sailing with bare feet said...

Oh my goodness !!! I love the name of your blog !! It's so cute !! It took me forever to figure out the name of mine !!

Leanne said...

Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Your blog name is classic. Love.

This is a great DIY. I'd like to make this to hold my magazines!

:)

Please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see more of your ideas this week!

Kristen said...

what a fun coffee and breakfast I had this morning with my new reading material...YOUR BLOG! Yay me! I found you via blog hopping an am happy I did :) Following now.

Kristen
http://threeinthenest.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

just found you and love this! But, no directions or tutorials?
bummer!

N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

You are right! It has totally slipped my mind that I didn't give a tute for this, I'll see what I can put together! Thanks for the sweet comments, I sure love them!!!!

Heather said...

I love this. I just did a google search for a DIY mail holder and this popped up. I'm doing it! Thank you for posting, I'd love for you to add your blog to our directory, it would fit perfectly with our "cheap" theme. 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

lasophia said...

haha that is awesome! I also keep my clutter under wraps aka throw it to the other side of the room when Im taking pictures for blog posts. Now thats keeping it real. Way to bust out the big boys.

Sophia
http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I need one of these. My place is way to disorganized with mail.

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