Sunday, May 3, 2015
1. Storage – This is a no brainer. Dust off the basket and wipe down with a clean towel. If it’s a bit flimsy, just place two baskets together for a sturdier storage bin, and secure with thick metal clamps around the rim. For a clean, professional finish, you can apply a few coats of paint and varnish. Fortunately, these baskets can be found in an array of sizes so you can use easily put them away behind pantry doors, under bed spaces, and in closets.2. Plant pot – Flip the basket over and use it as an indoor plant pot holder. As seen in the picture, instead of fresh flowers, you may also use artificial plants. Hide little knick knacks such as keys and desk supplies as well. You can add a little color for flourish by gluing ribbon or lace around the rim of the basket.3. Lamp fixture – By cutting a small hole at the bottom of the basket and fitting it will a simple socket-and-bulb, you can instantly have a unique light fixture for your home. Interior designer Michelle Alingarog used this nifty idea to spruce up her empty space in the garage.