Today I wanted to share with you one of those I-found-this-lying-around-the-house items that gets repurposed into something awesome. Industrial chic is all the rage these days. Are you a fan? I am. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it. Metal baskets, that is. So I was really happy to come across this, sitting in the garage, waiting for garbage night to be put out to the curb.
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Isn't it a beaut? Mr. CBD had assumed it was fodder for the garbage crew, but OH, NO.......I had plans for this baby. Have you guessed what it is yet? It took me
a few months a while to decide what I would do with it. Once I did, I went and gathered some of my favorite summer jars and bottles. And here's what I came up with.
Kinda cool, don't you think? I used some of my vintage blue mason jars, a vintage Vess bottle and even a vintage French bottle, among others.
The lemons were a great Goodwill find. (Have you priced these things at retail, people?)
I even played around with flowers. You know, the Ikea flowers I wrote about here.
Anyway, I thought it was a pretty good use for an old badminton cage that was slated for the trash heap.
Yes, I said badminton cage. It once housed the components of our badminton set. Over the years that stuff has gone by the wayside, but we still have the awesome little-did-we-know-this-would-be-in-vogue industrial chic metal basket with a really cool wooden lid to boot.
What should I put in it next?