Do you ever look in your drawers of your kitchen and just think “I need more organization”? That is me all day long.
Last month I was asked by Erica over at On Bliss Street to join the Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge with some other awesome bloggers from Sparkles of Sunshine, East Coast Upcyclers, Tool Box Divas and more.
April’s challenge was to purchase products from the Habitat Re-Store and create something fun using Kitchen Utensils. I spent less than $5 on some kitchen utensils and then stared at them for 2 weeks pondering what to make. Then as I was clearing out my stash of junk I found this little basket and my wheels started to spin.
I grabbed my basket and my utensils and got to work. Although you may not have the same basket, t you can make this using any flat backed basket. I actually saw two baskets like this at my Goodwill today!
Flat Backed Basket (Im Sure these have a better name)
Wire or Twine
Start by spray painting your basket. I only did one coat because I am going to briwax it too make it look old and worn, so it did not have to be perfectly covered. If you are going to skip the wax then you may want to do more than one coat.
While the basket is drying grab your rolling pin and throw a quick coat of briwax on it. Let it dry for about one minute and then use a clean piece of steel wool to buff it. (stay tuned for a full tutorial on how to use briwax this week). I use this product so often and I am not sure why it has taken me so long to get you guys a tutorial! Feel free to yell at me later lol.
Then wipe some briwax on the basket, let it sit and buff out. I did more chunky spots on the basket to make it look like it was really old and worn.
Isn’t that a big difference from what they looked like, just by adding some briwax! Seriously I do not know what I would do without that wax!
Next I grabbed some black wire I had laying around (my pliers are fun looking aren’t they!) and cut two pieces about 6 inches long. You can also use twine for this part, or whatever you have on hand.
I used the pliers and wrapped the wire around the side a few times to hold it in place and did the same to the other side.
Then I wrapped the wire around the handle of the rolling pin trying to match up the sides. I think using twine would of been a little easier to get them to line up, but I also liked it a little off set when it was put together and decorated. It gave it a more vintage feel.
I grabbed some mason jars and utensils and hung it up on the wall. What do you think? I am madly in love with it right now! I always had an issue with not having enough storage room in my kitchen for my gadgets. This gets the ones I use often out of the drawer frees up space. Plus having this extra towel holder is a total bonus!
I am thinking you can use the multiple ways though…you can store veggies/fruits in the basket and have a towel on the roller…or even get big S hooks and hang stuff off of them (or drill in little hooks)..the possibilities are endless! What are you ideas for it?
Now my kitchen will have a little more organization, that excites me and I am happy to have taken part in this challenge! I may never have created something like this otherwise!
I would love to hear what you would store in it, or any ideas you have.