Yesterday, I shared with you my thriftstore treasures, and among the glasses, and space needle, was a wire basket. While it was nice enough that I would’ve photo’d it for yesterday’s post, I wouldn’t have bought it if I didn’t actually need it.
What could I possibly need a wire basket for? I’ve actually been looking for one for a while. I wanted to replace a small, ok large, kitchen eyesore.
See anything in the above picture that doesn’t really fit, visually and literally? Yep, you guessed it. The copper hanging basket.
I love the function it provides — lid storage for my shelves of glass jars, and a place for them to drip dry so they don’t rust when washed. But it really didn’t fit, and it made the kitchen look a bit junky. So whenever I would be out shopping, I’d keep my eye out for a wire basket that would be smaller, look nicer, and still function the way I needed it too. I bought one with a built in towel rod, and then another with birds, but neither fit the space, and so they were both returned. So when I saw this wire basket at Goodwill, I new it had to work. It was tiny, and it was only a dollar. The other baskets that didn’t work out? All were more than ten.
I placed the basket in the space I planned to hang it just to check it’s size. It was a perfect fit! Now I just needed to hang it. But I didn’t have and hooks. So I made some.
I found some nails, and bent them with my trusty pliers. Ok, they are Husband’s trusty pliers, but I use them just as often, and this being Texas, they are half mine.
I was quite pleased with my ingenuity, until I tried to hammer the nails into the side of the cabinet. It just didn’t work, I had to drill holes to push the nails into. Next time, I’ll bend the nails after I hammer them in.
In any case, the basket is now hung, and looks like this…
Making the window go from this…
Yeah, I’m not so sure that I like it yet. I love the extra light it lets in, but it sticks out a bit far, I think. Maybe if I cut a side of the basket off, and rotate the whole thing? What do you think? What would you do?