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DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter

DIY project kitchen organization with baskets

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a great weekend and that you have fun activities planned, we will be busy celebrating Nate’s 2nd birthday. I can’t believe my little baby boy will be 2 years old in 2 days. It seems as if not long ago, he was not able to eat, walk or stand by himself. If you see him today, he jumps, runs and doesn’t want or need mommy’s help. Oh, how I’m already missing those days. I can’t imagine what I will say about him on his 18th birthday.  Now, please let me share with you today this small, simple and functional DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter.

While, I was watching TV with Nate in the living room, I was going through the “Pinterest” application on my iPhone and found an interesting board about organization, one of the first pictures was; a basket used to store your cooking oils and spices, I loved the look and how everything was organized and ready to use when cooking. I had 3 empty baskets available because of a previous project I am working on and knew the smallest basket of them would be perfect for my kitchen.

kitchen organization basket

When I had the opportunity to start working on this very simple project (after Nate allowed me), I took white latex paint left over that I had from another project and a medium paint brush and started working on it. Please let me show how simple this was to do and how pretty it looks in the kitchen:

I started by covering the wood around the wicker with green painters tape:

diy project kitchen organization basket 05

gave the basket a quick coat of white latex paint with a medium size paint brush: painting white basket for organization

Even if I did my best to protect the wood from paint, you can see from the picture below some traces left from the paint brush:painting wicker basket in white

I also managed to leave some traces of paint on the leather handle of the basket. I was able to scratch them off very easily after I left the basket dry for over 3 hours on our balcony:

leather handle on the basket diy project

I used the bottom of the basket and wrapped it in aluminium foil to protect the basket against spills:

kitchen organization basket 02

kitchen organization basket 03

kitchen organization basket 04

then placed the wrapped bottom back into the basket:

basket diy project kitchen organization basket

then I gathered and placed the small items I didn’t want on my countertop but that I need for every day cooking:

kitchen oils vinegar forks spoons organization basket

You might wonder why I keep the spoons, forks and knifes on my countertop; it’s because since Nate turned a year and half, he’s been able to reach the top drawers. Now, I keep the spoons and forks in small mason jars and the knifes in this IKEA plant holder out of his reach. The small green mushroom you see in the pictures is a Mother’s day gift from my brother and sister-in-law; it’s a small vacuum that cleans up the crumbs:

kitchen supplies organized kitchen organization basket

Sorry but some of these pictures where taken with my iPhone late in the evening and I was lacking natural light but I still wanted to show you how the basket looked in our kitchen. Please don’t look or judge my dirty microwave and stove as I had just finished cooking that evening and was in a hurry to not miss out on the remaining natural light:

kitchen organization basket

But, just for you, I took extra pictures Friday afternoon  from different angles and next to the patio door: DIY project basket kitchen organization basketDIY project with painted basketsDIY project with painted baskets

Told you this was an easy project, I wonder if any of you have guessed where this basket comes from. I posted about it in one of my previous posts but because I haven’t finished my transformation yet, I can’t reveal where this basket is from!

I hope you will have a beautiful weekend, see you next week!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

 

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  • rhema3one7 says:

    Wow.. Your enthu is just contagious. My birthday wishes to your son:-) my son’s is also nearing.

    May 18, 2013 at 5:17 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Rhema! when is your son’s birthday?

      May 18, 2013 at 8:17 am
  • little poppits says:

    that’s a great idea Ingrid, no more scurrying around hunting for cutlery. Hope your little one has a great birthday too. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    May 18, 2013 at 6:56 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Teresa, now all these small items are near by when cooking! 🙂 & thanks again Teresa, I hope you are having a lovely weekend with your kids! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 8:18 am
      • little poppits says:

        thanks Ingrid. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        May 18, 2013 at 8:25 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 you are welcome! 🙂

          May 18, 2013 at 8:26 am
  • debtfreemommy says:

    I love the way your basket turned out! I have a basket I want to paint soon, too. I hope it turns out half as good. -Tabitha

    May 18, 2013 at 8:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Tabitha, I just gave a small coat of paint to mine and love how it turned out, hope yours turns out pretty too! thanks for stopping by today!

      May 18, 2013 at 8:21 am
      • debtfreemommy says:

        I’m not much of a DIYer, and I honestly never thought to use my extra paint for things like this. One of those “duh” moments. -Tabitha

        May 18, 2013 at 8:27 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 thank you very much Tabitha! I can’t take credit for the “basket” idea but I do love using paint left over for many of my projects! thank you again!

          May 18, 2013 at 8:28 am
          • debtfreemommy says:

            No problem. I just came back to wordpress–I’m one of your followers now. Hope we can chat again soon. -Tabitha

            May 18, 2013 at 9:28 am
          • now at home mom says:

            Thank you very much Tabitha! 🙂 I tried to visit your blog this morning but I get a message “request access” should I ? thank you for letting me know! 🙂

            May 18, 2013 at 9:32 am
          • debtfreemommy says:

            Let me go check my settings. I thought I already changed that. Thanks for letting me know! -Tabitha

            May 18, 2013 at 10:07 am
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂

            May 18, 2013 at 10:20 am
          • debtfreemommy says:

            I hate to ask…but would you mind trying again? I checked my settings and it’s on public view. I hope people can get on my blog without asking! -Tabitha

            May 18, 2013 at 10:36 am
          • now at home mom says:

            No problem, I just checked, I am still getting the same message, you know this happened to me last week, I googled about it but the next day it was OK; I didn’t do anything, I think it’s a wordpress issue but not too sure about it. Don’t worry about asking, I will try it again if you need me too! 🙂

            May 18, 2013 at 10:47 am
          • debtfreemommy says:

            Thank you!!! WordPress is proving a bit glitchy, so I hope its better tommorrow, too. -Tabitha

            May 18, 2013 at 11:00 am
          • now at home mom says:

            🙂 I hope so too, I know how annoying these little glitches can be 🙂

            May 18, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • mtetar says:

    Ingrid!!! Here you go again with another great idea, and because you love being in your kitchen it is not a surprise to me. What a great kitchen countertop facelift. One need to be organized especially in the kitchen when cooking by timing. It is a beautiful finished project! Happy Birthday Nate in advance! Have a Blessed and enjoyable Birthday. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    May 18, 2013 at 8:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much sweet Mtetar! 🙂 you are always so supportive with your sweetest comments! thank you & yes, this has helped, now I just need to keep it tidy every day but I really love how functional it is! Thanks, I still can’t believe he is turning 2 very soon! 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend too Mtetar! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 8:47 am
      • mtetar says:

        Yes Ingrid maintenance is always the key and the hardest part. You’re always so welcome. Be Blessed, Mtetar

        May 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thanks again Mtetar! 🙂

          May 18, 2013 at 11:31 am
          • mtetar says:

            You’re welcome, Ingrid! Be Blessed, Mtetar

            May 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    Nice! I love your kitchen! seems to be so much bigger and lots of natural light!!! where are you in Montréal??? quel quartier? ma cuisine est très petite et à cause du solarium, on a pas tant de lumière que ça haha! Bonne fin de semaine Ingrid!!

    May 18, 2013 at 9:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Josee! 🙂 Je suis a R-d-P et ma cuisine est pas grande non plus, elle est pas trop petite mais petite, on a achete cette “skinny townhouse” a cause de la quantite de lumiere durant la journee en avant et en arriere! ce matin il fait super beau dehors et on recoit tout le soleil dans la cuisine! 🙂 T’as un solarium, oh la chanceuse! J’espere que tu passes une super belle fin de semaine aussi! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 9:36 am
      • Cul de Sac says:

        Mes parents sont proche de chez toi… Pie IX entre jarry et industriel 🙂 faudrait se prendre un rendez-vous 😉

        May 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          vraiment pas loin! il faut absolument se prendre rendez-vous! peut-etre cet ete? 🙂

          May 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm
  • Anne@DesignDreams (@ddreamsbyanne) says:

    OMG I LOVE those baskets! Where did you get them?

    May 18, 2013 at 10:24 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Anne! it’s a set of 3 baskets and I got them from an old side table that I am transforming now, so I had them around for a while now. I think they sold these at “Canadian tire” , hope this helps! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 10:26 am
  • Amy mayen says:

    Ingrid, it’s super cute! I like the idea of having everything available, then it can be tucked away when you need more space.

    May 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Amy! happy you liked this cute idea and yes, I love how it’s tucked away! I would love to not have everything on our countertops but when we need to cook it’s practical! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm
  • Sugar and Spice Baking says:

    Wow! Amazing! Your kitchen looks so organised and lovely!

    May 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Maria for your lovely comments! 🙂 I try hard to keep the kitchen looking like this every day but it doesn’t always look like this! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Such a great idea Ingrid! I’m sitting here hitting myself in the forehead for never moving my utensils to the counter! My youngest did the same thing…he was constantly “reorganizing” my silverware drawer and all I did was tell him “no” and then 100 times a day I would have to go put everything back! I’m happy to report though that Cesar quit doing this when he turned 2…so maybe you can give Nate another try soon!!! Happy 2nd Birthday to Nate! Have a wonderful weekend!

    May 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Melissa, you just made me laugh with your comment! 🙂 I had to act fast with mine because I was so scared he would get hurt, every day he would go and reach for them, I have my wooden spoons in big jars so I did the same for these! 🙂 As for giving Nate another chance; sorry but no, I know him and the utensils will stay there until he’s 21 (just kidding!) :-)Thank you Melissa and hope you are having a great weekend too with yours! 🙂

      May 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm
  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Love your basket, what a fabulous piece and painting it white is wonderful. I love the leather handldes and wood edge, such wonderful character. This is such a fabulous idea, I have a small butter slab that I use to keep by oil and grinders on,but his is a gorgeous idea. Thanks so much for the visit, I really appreciate your gracious commnets.

    I host a weekly party called Inspire Me and it goes live every Monday evening. I would love for you to join our party and link up your projects. http://www.astrollthrulife.net

    Hugs, Marty

    May 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Marty for all your lovely comments! 🙂 I love how the wood and leather looks against the now white wicker too! 🙂
      & thank you very much for the invite too, I will be there on Monday! thanks again Marty for stopping by!

      May 19, 2013 at 12:10 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    It looks so nice! And I remember those days of putting things out of reach . . . so good for you for doing it so prettily! 🙂

    May 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine, happy to know you like this one! 🙂 now, everything in this house needs to be out of reach; he’s so curious 😉 Hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂

      May 19, 2013 at 12:55 am
  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    What a great simple update! I’m convinced there’s just nowhere in a house that can’t benefit from a nice basket or two. 🙂 Love the idea to cover the bottom in aluminum foil! So smart!

    May 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Kelly! I know, I love baskets and have too many in our house but they always seem to find a place where they become useful! 🙂 thanks again Kelly, with the aluminum foil any spills can easily be cleaned up! YAY! 🙂

      May 19, 2013 at 12:57 am
  • justagirlabby says:

    Wonderful idea! Caleb is able to get into my kitchen things now too and it makes it sooooo difficult to keep things clean! It’s just a phase, right?! 😉 Your kitchen basket looks beautiful–thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    ~Abby =)

    May 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Oh! yes, I hope is just a phase Abby! but with my little one, I’m afraid it will last a long time, he’s too curious and loves going through single drawer in our house 🙂 thank you Abby for your lovely comment and hope you are having a beautiful weekend with your two boys 🙂

      May 19, 2013 at 12:59 am
  • Lora says:

    I really like that you left the wood on the basket and just painted the wicker. It’s a great two tone look and looks custom!

    May 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lora, glad I didn’t touch the wood for this basket; it looks different and good against the white wicker, well, I think so! but really glad you liked it Lora! 🙂

      May 19, 2013 at 1:01 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    I like this idea Ingrid, looks so clean and tidy, it is a great way to organize things in the kitchen.
    Thanks for sharing. I am hoping that are you having a great weekend 🙂

    May 19, 2013 at 8:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel! 🙂 Yes, thank you,it was a great and busy weekend!

      May 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    This is a fabulous idea! I love how you can take budget-friendly and simple ideas and transform them into a stunning and functional decor! Bravo! I am on the hunt for a similar type of basket now… ~Thea

    May 19, 2013 at 10:47 am
    • now at home mom says:

      glad it is budget-friendly and looks pretty in the kitchen! 🙂 thank you Thea, I’m sure you will be able to find a pretty and inexpensive basket too! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    Please come to Cape Town and reorganise my entire home for me. I need you. You have no idea.

    May 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! Jill! no problem! we will just need a couple of old baskets then! Thanks Jill! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm
      • Nice piece of work says:

        there’s more than a couple of anything you might ever need in my garage, Ingrid. There’s a reason my car doesn’t get to use it.

        May 23, 2013 at 1:14 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 ha!ha! don’t worry Jill, I can’t even get in my garage; it’s full of furniture we don’t use anymore and hubby is not to happy about it (he says I keep changing my mind about everything!) ha!ha! 🙂

          May 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  • coordinatedkate says:

    That basket is amazing! And the white paint makes it look way better. I might have to try this!

    May 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kate! I agree that with the paint this basket looks so much better and brightens up the space 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm
  • mmmarzipan says:

    lovely work… and very handy too!

    May 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you and yes very handy for every day cooking now! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Happy birthday to Nate.
    That does look simple.
    My wife talked about spray painting something – made me think of you. I am confident she will do it well – you would be proud.

    May 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Larry! 🙂
      ha!ha! 🙂 oh! glad to hear this Larry 🙂 & please let me know what she sprays paint, I really want to know and I’m sure she will do a good job; will you be helping her? 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Well, if you count staying out of her way – then I will be a great help.

        May 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 ha!ha! 🙂 you are too funny! I guess it counts! 🙂 You know, when hubby is home and I’m working on a project, I make him stay around, I know he doesn’t like it, so it’s fun to see what excuse he will come up with! ha!ha! 😉

          May 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            I like to come in when it is over and say, “it looks great.”

            May 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            ha!ha! 🙂 OK!OK! well, it’s good, you think of complimenting her work 🙂 !!!

            May 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm
  • Laura says:

    It looks great!!

    May 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Laura! glad you liked the idea! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    Nice Job!!!

    May 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kelli 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm
  • Angela says:

    Wow … what a pretty basket! You did a great job & how functional it will be on your counter!

    May 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Angela, it’s fun updating old baskets with only one coat of paint! 🙂 thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    Love the basket and happy birthday Nate!

    May 20, 2013 at 7:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Julia! 🙂 and thanks for Nate too, we had a great Birthday weekend! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    Ingrid, this looks so great! I love how pretty and organized it is. What a great idea!
    Kenley

    May 20, 2013 at 9:11 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 oh! thank you Kenley 🙂 happy you liked the idea of having all these small cooking items gathered in one basket, it helps a lot every day! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm
  • Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    Great idea Ingrid, and it looks fabulous in your kitchen. Who knew it was so easy to paint a basket!! Great job:)
    Krista

    May 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Krista 🙂 I used to dipped them in paint them before but I didn’t have the space to do it this time, so one coat of paint was enough! iouf! so glad it turned out well! Thanks again 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    I love it. It fits you kitchen perfectly and is a great organizational piece. Hope you are having a wonderful Victoria’s Day. 🙂

    May 20, 2013 at 10:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Gabriela, we had a great day for Victoria’s day over here! glad you liked this organization idea; I like looking at it every day! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm
  • thethingaboutjoan says:

    Love this basket — and that little green mushroom is so adorable! I didn’t know they made little vacuums like that! Too cute!

    I also like that you can move the basket with all your utensils on it wherever you need — that’s very handy! Such a wonderful idea!
    Best,
    Joan

    May 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 oh! yes, I didn’t know about this cute little mushroom vacuum; it’s tiny and super cute to have in the kitchen! 🙂 thanks Joan, gald you liked this idea. This last weekend, this basket was well used 😉 thanks again Joan!

      May 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    What a great idea Ingrid! I have my olive oil and vinegars and stuff just sitting there on the counter and I think it would look so much better in a pretty basket! I was wondering where those baskets came from just as I was reading your comment about them. I’m intrigued! Hope little Nate had a great b-day! I know I was early last time, but now I know I’ve got it right! Hope you’re having a great week Ingrid, despite this lousy weather!

    May 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Lidia! 🙂 I know, what lousy weather we got this weekend but the day of his birthday, the sun came out, so I was happy, we spent time in the yard with him running around 😉 thanks again! The baskets, you might remember them from one of my previous posts; it’s related to a future project 😉 Thanks Lidia, maybe you will add a little basket to your kitchen too and store oils & vinegars! 🙂 Hope you are having a good week and let’s hope we get some sun this week!

      May 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  • Diana Rambles says:

    Very nice!!

    May 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Diana, happy you liked the cute basket! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    I love organizing things in baskets! Our pantry is utilizing a basket method right now, and not only is it practical, but pleasing to the eye. The same goes for you super cute kitchen counter basket. I love how you painted it and kept some of the original finish showing for contrast. Hope Nate had a happy happy birthday this past weekend! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

    May 22, 2013 at 1:09 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! we had a fun weekend with our little man! he was happy with everything and we enjoyed seeing him play and we realized how much he has changed! 🙂 Hope to be able to write about it soon too! 🙂 Thank you for the basket, glad you liked this mini project; very useful in the kitchen. Baskets are so useful everywhere in the house, Last year, I used to be a bit obsessed with baskets, I’ve calmed down! ha!ha! I love mine in our pantry too, I’m sure your pantry looks good with baskets Lauren! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 11:01 pm
  • gotasté says:

    beautiful creation my friend and what a lovely kitchen you have here.

    May 22, 2013 at 1:33 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Danny! so glad you liked my kitchen and the basket too! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm
  • KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says:

    Great idea! It looks really good and like it is pretty easy to put together as well. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    May 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you KC for stopping by and glad you liked how everything was gathered in this old basket! 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    Hi! A basket is a great idea! I’m going to do it. It looks great. 😀

    May 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! really glad you liked it and were inspired by it! 🙂 I’m sure it will look good! 🙂

      May 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  • Paula Parrish says:

    Love this Idea. The basket would be super handy to set on the table when dinner is served. Thanks for the inspiration. ;o)

    Happy Birthday to your little Man.

    May 24, 2013 at 7:06 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Paula, great idea about setting it on the table when dinner is served; I will do this today! 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by!

      May 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • rita0830 says:

    Love this! It looks so organized. I may have to do this. Thank you so much for linking up!I hope to see more from you on my next party.

    May 25, 2013 at 12:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Rita! really glad you loved the idea! 🙂

      May 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art says:

    Such a pretty basket! I love that you spray painted part of it, but left the wood bare. Love the leather handle on it too. Just the right amount of layering to make it look really well designed! Love it!!

    May 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Katja! really glad you liked the basket! it’s very functional and love the look of it in our kitchen! Thanks again! 🙂

      May 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • Neaten Your Nest says:

    This is adorable! I can’t stand clutter on the counter, but if you dress it up like this and make it a feature of your counter, it looks great instead of messy. You did an awesome job with this. I need a basket now!!!!
    ~Erin

    May 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! thank you Erin! this is a very nice compliment coming from you, you are so organized, I’m really happy you liked this idea! 🙂 I love how it looks next to the stove; less messy! 🙂 I’m sure you will find a nice basket too!

      May 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm
  • Victoria B. says:

    I love that green mushroom crumb vacuum thing. I think it will be going onto my wishlist! I also love the idea of using baskets in the kitchen, it looks so much cuter. I’ll have to save this for when we finish remolding our kitchen.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Victoria! the mushroom crumb vacuum is the cutest thing! 🙂 I hope your kitchen remodelling is going great for you! 🙂 thanks for stopping by, it’s appreciated! 🙂

      June 1, 2013 at 10:13 am
  • lostinavalonor says:

    Looks great—good job! Thanks for linking up with Make Bake Create. Hope you’re having a nice week. My Homemaking Party is going on now and I would love to have you link up, if you haven’t already! http://www.hopeineveryseason.com/2013/05/homemaking-party.html

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    June 2, 2013 at 12:10 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 glad you liked this basket for the kitchen! so glad you stopped by & thank you so much for the invite too! 🙂

      June 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  • MariaElena says:

    What a wonderful idea! And it looks so pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

    June 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Maria Elena! glad you liked this idea and for stopping by today! 🙂 & thank you for the invite, very nice of you!

      June 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  • SwedishCornerDownUnder... Pernilla says:

    Great job! It looks awesome 🙂
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

    June 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much! glad you visited today, thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      June 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm
  • D@TheShadyPorch says:

    Looks nice…I love how the paint job turned out too. Thanks for sharing! Hope to see ya again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

    June 11, 2013 at 12:53 am
  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Love your basket, it is fabulous. I love that you lined the inside too, great tip. I would love for you to join my ongoing party Inspire Me Tuesday. – – -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/06/170th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hugs, Marty

    June 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

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