Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Make Your Own Vintage Storage Baskets


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Ours was busy as usual! 

When I was designing our new master bathroom one of the very first ideas that I had was to put some baskets on the wall to hold extra towels.  I liked that it would help it feel "spa like" in here.

I ordered this pretty guy from Target and anxiously awaited its arrival.  However I sadly realized that it was going to be too tall for the space since I was doing shiplap on half of the wall.

So I had to return it but I did use it as inspiration to create my own!

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This is what the baskets looked like originally.  Pretty plain Jane and not enough vintage for this girl!

I took them out in the garage and gave them each a coat of white spray paint.

I also picked up these adorable little label holders from Hobby Lobby with my mobile 40% coupon and painted them as well. 

I tried to use the fasteners that they came with to attach them to the baskets but they didn't feel very secure and slid around a lot.  That would be fine if they were just going to sit on the wall for decoration but since I was going to be sliding towels in and out I decided that I needed a better solution.

So I painted some scrap lattice wood white and the hubby used this to attach the label to with screws.

I ran over the baskets with some sandpaper to distress them.

After popping in some labels that I created on the computer these babies were ready to go on the wall!

Pretty simple right?

They didn't line up with studs (of course...) so we used drywall anchors to make sure that they don't come crashing down in the middle of the night and scare us to death!

Did you catch that the label holders changed color??  I decided that the white didn't pop enough so I took them off and painted them silver and then distressed them with some sandpaper.  So much better!

In case you missed last weeks' big reveal you can catch it here!

Have a great rest of the week my friends! 
Linking up to these awesome parties.


  1. Very informative post. Really nice storage baskets. Thanks for sharing such an interesting and amazing information.

  2. These are gorgeous! And your bathroom makeover looks stunning. I can't believe the difference!

  3. Your baskets look great! Nice tutorial, thanks for sharing. I love the label holders.


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