Earlier this summer I found an old wooden box at one of my favorite shops. I don’t know what its original purpose was, but it may have been some sort of sifter…? I can’t tell you exactly what drew me to it, but something did, and it ended up coming home with me. I have no idea how that keeps happening. 🙂
Anyway, I brought it home and left it on the back porch for about a month, after which it promptly relocated to the basement, a/k/a the place for things I bring home and have no idea what to do with. Ahem.
Happily, I figured out what I wanted to do with this one (because sometimes things live down there for years). I was going to turn it into a plate rack/basket thing-y. Ok, so Jordan was actually going to do the “turning it into” part, but I gave very specific instructions. Something along the lines of “I would like these baskets to hang inside this box so I can then hang the entire thing on the wall…and put plates and stuff in it…” 🙂
The baskets were also waiting for assignment in the basement, (I found them earlier this year at World Market), but I didn’t care for how dark they were originally, so Jordan lightened them up with a little gray spray paint
And then attached them with a heavy duty wire to the bottom of the box.
The box itself is made of wood sides with a wire mesh bottom. I forgot to snap a picture before the baskets were attached, but here it is…
Kind of see where I was going with this one?
We hung it in the dining room, added a wicker charger and dinner plate to each basket,
and here it is on the wall…
Isn’t it pretty?? I love the little dose of farmhouse it brings to the room. I have been feeling a little blah about the dining room lately, and this has inspired me to make a few more changes. Stay tuned for that…
And I didn’t forget about fall decorating – that’s coming up on Friday. 🙂