Today I’m sharing my Simple & rustic crate & basket wall with you guys! I am so excited about this and don’t know why I haven’t gotten this idea sooner!
It all started the other day, when I picked up this, what I believe used to be a bicycle basket off the side of the road! You know how it is rare here that people just leave stuff at the curb to be re~used, so I was extra happy when I saw the metal basket! I hope it didn’t fall off of a bike by accident….lol, well, people, it’s mine now! A friend [friend you know who you are! 😉 ] once told me: “if you see something on the side of the road, just grab it and run”…. lol. That’s what I did!
The basket is in pretty good shape, except for some chipped paint, but actually that’s the look I was opting for, so all I did, was paint it over with some white chalk paint to make it look a little more rustic, as it was all black at first. I didn’t yet know, what to do with it, until suddenly, the other morning while doing laundry it hit me! I had THE idea! I would make a crate/basket wall above my sofa! I get the best ideas when doing something productive I’ve noticed…
I also had, from a yard sale visit back in Canada a few years ago, this basket, that came with a top to close it. I only ever used the basket for storage and the top just sat there on my fridge, to serve me as a tray once in a while. So I also painted it with my white chalk paint, very roughly to give it the rustic vibe.
Here are the two baskets in their “before” condition.
Not sure, if you remember this crate I re~purposed last summer and also since used for my aloe plant . It was gonna go up on the wall as well, along with a wooden sieve that I painted white and another small white crate I had. The sieve is from the Spanish dollar store and cost 1 Euro and the little crate used to be filled with strawberries from the market, so it wasn’t expensive either! Ok, so these were all the baskets and crates to be used for my simple & rustic crate & basket wall! I know, there’s a method of sticking paper on the wall in order to see where you want your items to go without having to rearrange and hammer a lot of holes in the wall. I should have done this, as it would have been easier, but I used my sofa [Ektorp, no, no affiliate link here] that is divided into three seats for this! As a guidance sort of.
I put the big crate in the middle above the middle seat and then the other two bigger ones on each side, leaving the two smaller ones to go underneath the middle crate! It was easy and simple!
Simple & rustic crate & basket wall
I kept the crates and baskets empty for now, because you know I love the more is less look and I also think that with the pillows on the sofa underneath, there’s enough going on. I do, however, have a little detail coming up soon, that will be added to the wall, stay tuned!
Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it more than you know! Have a lovely week!