I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
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Farmhouse Hanging Fruit Basket from Old Wire Planters
I was perusing my local thrift store when I came across these bad boys. They were 4 dollars. Say what??
You know those wire hanging planters that have that coconut fiber layer in the bottom? The instant I saw them, I knew what I wanted to make. I wanted to make a farmhouse hanging fruit basket.
It was a pretty easy transformation. The first thing I needed to do was to paint the wire. I spray painted it all black. It stands out so much more than the faded rusty color from the before picture.
Once it was spray painted black, I wanted to shorten the length of the chains that the basket hung from, so I disassembled the hook and chains.
I used my needle nose pliers to open up the hook from the top of the chain.
I took 6 links out of each chain and then reattached them to the hook.
This is where the fun part starts. I found this really awesome vintage pulley system on Amazon. It is specifically for hanging items, and is not necessarily a functional piece. Purely decorative. I have had it for a few months waiting for the perfect time to use it. This was the perfect time.
I hung the wire baskets hooking the first one to the pulley hook and then hooking the other one to the center of the first basket. I made the bottom baskets chains slightly shorter than the top one to make them balance a little better.
The last thing I needed to do was to fill it with fruit and veggies.
I am the worst at storing my potatoes. I put them in my pantry and forget they are there, until it is way to late and they are growing eyes on them. I think keeping them more accessible in my hanging basket is the perfect place for them.
Here is an up close view of the pulley that I got from Amazon. I. Love. It.
These are my favorite kind of quick projects. This took minimal effort and it yields maximum effect. I love it and I am so glad I came across these. Take a little time out to visit your local thrift store, you never know what you may find!
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