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. 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!<br /><br />:)<br />Heather<br />stringtownhome

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