So, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday to buy baskets for a storage project I have in mind. For those of you that don’t know, HL is my favorite store. And I never purchase anything full price there, Mama would be proud. I am usually quite careful to go when what I need is half price, but for some reason I had a stupid spell–that is what my Aunt Joy calls them–and went on the week that baskets were not on sale. But what I ended up getting made me so happy, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Even before I put it up! So here goes.
When I found out the baskets weren’t on sale, I looked for other bargains to buy–after all, I can’t go and not buy anything! I love coming up with new ideas for wall decor, so I decided to walk around and see what caught my fancy. I ended up in the spring shop, where I found this adorable little trellis with chicken wire on it. It was about 30 inches tall and regular cost was $7.99, but it was 40% off, so it ended up being $4.79, plus tax of course. Now, this was meant to be used outside, but I had something else in mind when I saw it. The price was so low, that I grabbed two of them.
I was starting to get an idea in my head of what I wanted to do with them. I wanted to have a layered effect with this particular wall piece, so I kept looking. Then I came across this basket, also in the spring shop.
It has metal sides and a flat wooden bottom. It is about 19 inches lengthwise and the regular price was $17.99 with 40% off- because it was from the spring decor- so it came to $10.79. My thoughts were starting to come together. I wanted one more piece to complete the look I was going for. I was on a mission. I thought of a cross, or a picture, or even a clock. But I decided on the first letter of my last name. This is what I found.
This letter is metal and 7 inches long. Regular price was $9.99, but at 50% off, I got it for $4.99. Now to get home and see what I was going to do.
First I lay the two trellises side by side and tied them together using twine. This was mainly to keep them lined up as I finished the project.
I tied them in two places.
Then I placed that adorable basket on top. How cute is this already??
The letter K finished it off. I love how this came out! Exactly what I had in mind. It has that rustic, farmhouse look I was going for. As I said, I haven’t hung it up yet, not sure what room I will put it in, but I was so excited to share it with you I had to post right away. I thought of adding some burlap inside behind the letter, but I like the way the basket is distressed, so I decided not to.
To hang it up, I will use some small nails or staples to hang the trellises, just until I can screw the basket into the wall. I will make sure and put the screws behind where the K will go. There are two holes on the back of the letter to hang it, so I will do that part last. At least that is my plan for now, once I begin to hang it up, things may change. I will update at that point.
Don’t be afraid to use outdoor decorations indoors, and for a different purpose than the intended one. Use your imagination! This project only cost $27 and some change to put together. I think Joanna Gaines would be proud.
Hopefully baskets are on sale next week so I can get started on that other project. 🙂
I decided to hang in my entryway, so I stapled the trellis to the wall in four places that would be hidden behind the basket.
I measured and placed two nails in the basket where the K would hang. I just used carpet tacks since they were handy.
It wobbled a bit from side to side, so I made a couple of shims from paint sticks and taped them on the bottom behind two prenailed holes. I nailed it up, but had to add two more nails for stability.
Then I hung up the letter. I think I found the perfect spot for it!