Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mid-week Design Inspiration: Wire Baskets

Yesterday I mentioned that I love wire baskets and vintage locker baskets. Today I decided to find some inspiration photos of storage solutions using metal baskets.

This kitchen, featured in Country Home magazine, is so charming and bright! I like the open shelving above the counter, the skirted sink and the metal industrial baskets on the lower shelving.

My kitchen also has open shelving, both above and below the counter and I think it is functional and charming. I am currently looking for fabric to make a skirt for the lower shelves in my kitchen. When my sister was visiting me this month we decided that it would be really cheap to build a kitchen with this kind of open shelving instead of cabinets. Just a thought for anyone wanting to build or remodel a kitchen on a tight budget.

This kitchen, featured in Country Living magazine shows an entire wall of locker baskets set on industrial shelving. What a unique storage idea!

The bright colored ribbons displayed in the three-tiered wire basket make this craft room bright and cheery.

Photo from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

This is the craft room/office I want. I like the mult-colored wire baskets and the hanging baskets. I also love the painted, caned chair and aqua desk.

Photo from Country Living magazine.

Vintage locker baskets can be expensive now days, but I like the challenge of finding them in other people's rubbish. I just picked up a cute one last weekend at a garage sale for fifty cents. The guy was trying to sell the hinges inside the basket and was surprised I even wanted it. The old saying is true: "One man's trash is another man's treasure".


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