This so simple vintage letter file is made from those great metal brackets form an old vintage crochet set. You can add a shabby chic touch to your home office, kitchen, or family room using these simple metal crochet brackets and a little wood!
This simple letter organizer can also be made on a larger scale to be a bill organizer. Be sure to make 31 spaces, one FO r each day of the month. At the end of the project, try gluing or mailing on numbers for each day of the month in front t of each opening.
Kids can also help make this simple vintage craft project. Don’t feel like you have to use actual vintage crochet brackets. You can also use new metal crochet brackets or even wire coat hangers cut to length and pre bent into the same shape!
This simple letter file makes a great addition to a mud room or front hall. You can pre sort mail for each family member and really get yourself and your family organized.
To Make This Shabby Chic Office Storage Letter File You Will Need:
Metal Vintage Crochet Brackets
1/8 inch drill bit
Paint or stain
The first step is to decide how many dividers you want your shabby chic or retro office supply to have. I recommend about 7 dividers for a letter organizer and of course 31 slots for a bill organizer.
Now, have your piece of 2X10 cut to length. You want to space your metal brackets out about 2 inches in between each, so base your measurements on that.
Now, for each little metal bracket you will want to pre drill a hole into the wood. I recommend taking a pencil and pre marketing holes along each long edge of the wood.
Pre drill the marked holes about halfway into the wood.
Now, at this point you can stain or paint yoru retro office storage any color you want. Vintage looking milk paint is a great option of course.
For a more retro look try using a shiny cherry red paint! The look will be bright, cheery, and hard to miss!
If you want a amore rustic office storage look try beating your piece of wood with a bike chain before painting it. This will rough up the surface of your letter organizer or bill organizer.
Once nay paint has dried you are ready to add the letter separators. Simple squeeze in a dab of epoxy glue into each hole. Now, insert each metal vintage crochet bracket into place.
Let the epoxy glue dry according to the directions on the package and you are basically finished!