Hey there! I wanted to share today about the baskets hanging on my new chalkboard wall.
As I mentioned yesterday I was inspired by these awesome baskets I saw on Pinterest eons ago.
These are still for sale I think if you go through the source under the picture. But I wasn't thrilled about the price at $43 each.
So I searched some local stores until I found something that might work.
These were purchased at Crate & Barrel for $12.95 each. Plus these smaller baskets aren't as deep as the ones I originally wanted which is good since they are behind my kitchen side door. So for $40 (including tax) I bought 3 of them.
Another feature I like is that they are hanging from hooks so I can take them on and off the wall whenever I like to use them!
I bought these 1 inch Brass Cup Hooks from Home Depot in the hardware isle. This is them after I quick sprayed them with some metallic black spray paint I already had in the house.
They don't screw very deep into the wall and these baskets are holding some pretty heavy items so I also bought some anchors.
After marking where I wanted the hooks to go I drilled holes according to the anchor's packaging with the correct size drill bit. Then I just pounded the anchor into the wall with a rubber mallet (a hammer would work just fine) and screwed the hooks in by hand! You could see the yellow anchors so I quick touched them up with some chalkboard paint and went over the hooks with it too. I wanted the hooks to just blend in with the wall since they didn't come in a silver like the baskets and I didn't have that color spray paint in the house! ;)
I love having these baskets on the wall! I don't have a lot of counter or pantry space so any extra storage is always welcome!!
To finish off the space I just hung a little hook on the wall and hung my apron from it, I think it looks so cute now!! I can't believe I left this space empty for so long!
I also promised yesterday to share how I wrote so nicely on the wall even though I have awful handwriting. I just happened to see this trick on Pinterest after having just finished painting my chalkboard wall, perfect timing!!
CLICK HERE to be taken to the website and get step by step directions. So easy and I couldn't believe it actually worked for someone like me. My handwriting is seriously that bad people.
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