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Simple & rustic crate & basket wall

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! 

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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. 

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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

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Simple & rustic crate & basket wall/kreativk.net

 

Simple & rustic crate & basket wall/kreativk.net

 

Simple & rustic crate & basket wall/kreativk.net

 

Simple & rustic crate & basket wall/kreativk.net

 

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Simple & rustic crate & basket wall/kreativk.net

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! 

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    Beverly
    07/05/2016 at 04:03

    What a lovely presentation this makes. Very creative! Pinning and Tweeting. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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      Katrin
      07/05/2016 at 08:36

      Thanks so much Beverly!

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    Mistie
    06/05/2016 at 05:17

    Such a great road side find! Love how you pulled everything together with the different textures and levels. Beautiful!

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      Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 07:34

      Thanks so much Mistie! I’m always on the lookout for baskets now! 🙂

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    Diana
    04/05/2016 at 18:28

    You wall looks terrific, Katrin–so beautifully balanced in color, shape, and size. It looks perfect in your living area. Thanks so much for linking your posts up with Vintage Charm!

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      Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 21:47

      I’m so happy you like the wall above my sofa Diana. I must say, I’m quite happy with how it turned out and am on the lookout for more old baskets!!! Thanks so much for visiting!

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    04/05/2016 at 03:08

    Katrin, Love the display wall and it looks lovely in your room! You have a beautiful style that I enjoy. I got a chuckle from the grab and run! Hope you are having a wonderful week and I appreciate you sharing with us for Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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      Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 07:50

      Thanks so much Laurie! Wishing you a lovely week as well!

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    Jennifer
    03/05/2016 at 03:54

    I love this! What a great idea!

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      Katrin
      03/05/2016 at 08:46

      Thank you Jennifer! I’m happy you love it!!!

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    Samantha
    02/05/2016 at 04:16

    Such a great idea! I love the texture they bring!

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      Katrin
      02/05/2016 at 08:09

      Thanks so much Samantha!

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    Cristi
    30/04/2016 at 04:56

    Love this! I could totally see doing something like this in a studio. It’d make for some awesome extra storage. Thanks so much for linking up with The Alder Collective and hope to see more of your posts soon. I love checkin’ out what you’ve been up to! Have an awesome weekend!

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      Katrin
      30/04/2016 at 08:58

      Thanks so much Cristi! That’s so awesome that you like this! Have a great weekend as well!

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    Leigh
    29/04/2016 at 17:34

    What a charming idea! I like the serenity of the rustic white baskets. Very pretty!
    Blessings, Leigh

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      Katrin
      29/04/2016 at 20:27

      Thanks so much Leigh! I’m so happy you stopped by! 🙂

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    Colleen
    29/04/2016 at 14:01

    I love that this was created with found items! So creative and it looks great!

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      Katrin
      29/04/2016 at 20:25

      Thanks so much Colleen!

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    Tania
    29/04/2016 at 03:12

    That looks great!

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      Katrin
      29/04/2016 at 08:44

      Thanks Tania!

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    Tianna
    28/04/2016 at 17:02

    cool ideas! I love decorating with rustic pieces like this and using raw wood . thanks for these ideas!

    stop by and chat ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

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      Katrin
      28/04/2016 at 23:24

      Thanks Tianna! I’m happy you like it!!

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    Nikki
    27/04/2016 at 21:25

    This turned out great! I didn’t paint mine, but I sure like that idea.
    🙂
    https://gwingal.blogspot.com/2016/04/boxing-day.html

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 21:52

      Thanks so much Nikki! 🙂

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    Sandra
    27/04/2016 at 20:20

    Even if I found something like this on the side of the road I wouldn’t know what to do with it. I love your projects!

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 21:51

      You’re so sweet to say that Sandra! I appreciate it! 🙂

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    Keri
    27/04/2016 at 18:57

    Katrin, this gallery wall featuring your collection of baskets and crates looks so awesome!! You did a wonderful job centering it over your couch. I’m glad you grabbed the basket and ran…lol. Can’t wait to see what you add to the wall!

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 21:50

      Hahaha, yes I’m glad too! I’m on the lookout for more! Thanks for stopping by Keri!

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    Katerina
    27/04/2016 at 14:33

    Wow! I love your deco! Together with the crate and the basket everything looks calm and beautiful! I’m also probably gonna copy your siesta pillow!

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 14:58

      Hi Katerina! I’m happy you like the idea! The pillow is great, I love it, I found it at a local store here and yes, it would be a cool project to make!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    27/04/2016 at 08:18

    Great idea Katrin! It’ good that you took the advice of your friend and grabbed that cute wire basket. And the white does add a pretty rustic touch to both of the baskets. Love the wall, it makes for a very interesting conversation piece. Usually, we find photos and art, but this wall is all about texture which makes it so much fun. Have a great day my friend.

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 09:46

      Hi Mary! YOu know who that friend is, right?? Lol, Thank you for the visit, even though you’re off!! Have a great day as well!!

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        Mary-the boondocks blog
        27/04/2016 at 11:45

        Of course I do 😉

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          Katrin
          27/04/2016 at 11:48

          Hahaha, I thought so, our CSTDQ, lol, curb~side~treasure~discovery~queen of course! That’s a tongue twister!

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    Julia - Vintage with Laces
    27/04/2016 at 07:47

    It’s a great idea, Katrin! It looks lovely!

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 09:45

      Thank you Julia!

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    Anika
    27/04/2016 at 07:16

    I love how the wall turned out! It is very cool!
    And I will always now remember the what your friend said about running when you pick up something from the side of the road… lol

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      Katrin
      27/04/2016 at 09:45

      Thanks friend! Haha, yes, I really took it, looked left and right and ran!! 🙂

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