Repurposed Eddie Bauer Metal Basket

June 9, 2012

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.

Please click on photos to enlarge, Blogger won't let me publish these pics any larger.
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?


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Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

It's a very cute basket.
You could make a fabric liner for it. I also see you using it in the bathroom - roll up hand towels or even toilet paper rolls would be cute in it. Add a chalk board tag to the front :)


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fantastic! What a vision you had. Your jars were a great idea and I think the possibilities are endless
Great save!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like the bottles and jars in it also. Know what you mean about the cost of artificial fruit/veggies. I still have a good bit, but sold a big bag full at a yard sale few years ago for cheap. :(
Enjoy your weekend.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, It's a cool basket just as it about with a sea sponge, handmade soaps, washcloths for the bath, or cups, napkins and paper plates for a buffet, with a couple of terra cotta pots to hold utensils... So glad to see you have some time to be creative. Enjoy your summer my friend! love, Penny

Lorraine said...

Just found your blog (now following) I love your ideas and photos!
I don't know why, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the basket was eggs. It's a great design so for me personally, I like it empty (trying to embrace minimalism and appreciate simplicity). ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a neat basket, Kathleen! I love the way you've dressed it up and it looks great on your bench.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, I love this wire basket! I also love the way you dressed it up! Isn't it amazing that you kept this- what a great eye! It's so chic and quite a beauty!

Elegant Economies said...

Hey Kathleen, I have wire basket it!

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