When I start to create I usually start with Pinterest. I look at what others have created and then use what I have to make my treasure. These were some of the projects I looked at when I found my wonderful metal basket at an estate sale.
I have been slowly using what I already have on hand to create. My garage is very slowly beginning to empty. I found a treasure that I bought at the Beaumont, Tx Restore last summer. I have no idea what it is. No one in the store knew what it was. It was obviously hand made and crafty wonderful. This is a picture when I was trying to wrap my mind around what to create with it. The wooden plaque/shelf? is what came from the restore, the metal basket with the plastic fruit was 50 cents at an estate sale and the letters were left over from another project.
I needed a basket to hold mail in the kitchen and decided to combine this junk to solve my storage problem.
First off I painted the basket black.
I painted the shelf green and white before I added trim to the front of the shelf to make it more functional.
I stenciled “Welcome” on the plaque, attached the basket with cup hooks and distressed the whole thing.
I decided to go with Welcome instead of Mail so that it is more functional and could be used in the entry as well as in the kitchen. Since I am planning on using it as a mail center, I think I will put writing pens in one of the jars and stamps in the other.
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