Like many others, I like the look of wire baskets. They have an industrial feel and lately I have been digging the warm industrial vibe. I’ve been trying to talk R into making a shelving unit with me that consists of metal pipes and wood. Super cool, but I’m not sure he thinks it’s as cool as I do.
So when my parents had to redo their bathroom due to some broken pipes, I snagged this brown wire basket from the rubbish pile and hid it in the garage for future use on Project 3 of 52.
It’s just your basic brown basket (woah woah woah, check out that alliteration) but I saw potential. I didn’t think it would fit the aesthetic I want to achieve in the new place.
So here is what I did, that you can do too. But only if your basket is bleh.
I grabbed some silver paint I already had on hand and gave it a couple of coats. That’s it. I wasn’t too worried about the coats being even, because as I went I saw some of the brown showing through and I thought it gave it a worn/vintage look to it.
All in all I am pretty pleased. I had originally intended to use it to hold my yarn, but it is quite large and feel as though it will hold blankets nicely.
All in all it’s a quick and easy project, that kept a rad wire basket out of the landfill. Double win.