There was a time I would have told you to toss all those old wicker baskets you had stuffed under your kitchen sink. I would have thought they were outdated and useless. But I would have been wrong. Everything comes back around and usually with a little twist to it. I’m ALL ABOUT baskets right now…those little ones you see in piles at the thrift store. The ones that overflow out of boxes at garage sales. And I think you might be on board with them once you see this awesome basket wall I created in under 15 minutes!
Where to Find Vintage Baskets
OK – so it really took less than 15 minutes to hang this basket wall idea, but it took me a little longer to collect the baskets. I started a stash and grabbed them when I found baskets that I knew would work for my wall art. I paid $1 or 2 for most of these! Patience friend – practice patience and hunt often! I got a good stockpile at the Salvation Army on my trip to Waco. Be sure to check your local thrift stores and resale shops, garage sales, clearance aisles in decor stores and your own kitchen cabinets.
What Kind Of Baskets to Look For
I looked for similar colors, but different styles and sizes. Slightly flat or shallow woven, rattan or wicker baskets. I took a few that were broken, because I am too. You can select a color scheme that works for your decor. I also used some things that were basket – like. For instance one item is a rattan plate charger from Hobby Lobby. One “basket” is actually a woven paper plate holder. We used to have a ton of these growing up! A couple baskets are new, but only two of them, the rest are curated from all over.
How to Hang Baskets on A Wall
Once my pile was big enough I went to work. You can watch the video – nothing fancy, just start with your largest basket and use it as the anchor. I put my large basket (that came from our trip to Thailand last year!) in the center and went out from there. I wanted my basket wall art to have movement so I swooshed it over the door. I can’t explain how much this simple gallery wall of baskets changed my entire bathroom. I love it so much and it was a super budget friendly decorating idea, yea!!!
I hung each basket with a nail that had a decent size head on it. The nails literally disappear when you nail them through the woven portion o f the basket. Plus the baskets are lightweight so it was very easy to hang them with a small nail, so the holes will be minimum should I decide to change decorations on this wall.
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