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Vegetable/Fruit Bin

Vegetable/Fruit Bin from Wire Planters and Baskets
A few posts back I shared the story on how I acquired these wire baskets and hangers.  You can see and read about it Here

This was what I made with some of them an Orb planter

This weekend I used some more of them and created this, no it's not another planter. 

I made it into a vegetable and fruit bin.
Have you ever smelled rotten potatoes?  Well I did the other day and believe me it wasn't pleasant!
Because our kitchen isn't all that big we kept our potatoes in the garage...well huge mistake when the weather is a 100 plus...
That's when I decided I would turn the wire planters and baskets into a Vegetable/Fruit Bin.

I made my own chalk paint with some oops paint I got from Lowe's

I wanted to keep it rustic!
As you can see in this picture some of the plastic coating still remains on the the plant stand and wire baskets.  I left it on and painted right over it with the chalk paint and added a few more colors to bring it to the look I wanted to achieve.

When it was completely dried,  I removed the plastic, which exposed the rusted out parts I wanted to show and then applied a glaze and lightly sanded it.

the colors came out just the way I wanted them to match the kitchen

Our kitchen isn't all that big and with limited space it fits perfect in this area. 

I am looking for some kind of plate/bowl or something to put on the shelves beneath the baskets, just not sure what yet.

So...there you have it two different ways to use wire baskets and hangers.
1. Orb planter
2. Vegetable/Fruit Bin

I only have 1 stand and 2 wire baskets left...will see what I can do with those?
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  1. What a wonderful idea! I'm happy to be your newest follower via the Sunday Social, and would love a visit back at! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this terrific idea. I have some of these cages, never used them at all this planting season and when I saw your post you set my mind working. Great ideas. Especially love the "orb". I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  3. Really great idea - so clever! Visiting from Terrific Tuesdays link up - Have a wonderful week!

  4. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Alderberry Hill. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Such a clever repurpose! The orb planter is stunning! Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

  6. Such an ingenious idea for your fruits & vegetables! And it turned out perfect, just love it!
    Debbie :)

  7. This is unreal clever. Love it. How fun. I would never have thought of that in a million years. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. I LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for linking it up at the party this week! Would love to have you join in on our Christmas in July!


  9. Aren't you clever....May have to try this out myself. Thank you for sharing.


  10. very cute. i have a 4 tier shelf/ bins for fruits and veggies and just love it we eat them so much better when we see them all day

  11. very cute. i have a 4 tier shelf/ bins for fruits and veggies and just love it we eat them so much better when we see them all day

  12. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. This is SUPPER CUTE!!!
    Thank you for linking it up at
    Hope to see you again later today with something else fabulous!!

  14. What a FAB way to re-use materials! I LOVE it!


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