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.
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:
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:
I used the bottom of the basket and wrapped it in aluminium foil to protect the basket against spills:
then placed the wrapped bottom back into the basket:
then I gathered and placed the small items I didn’t want on my countertop but that I need for every day cooking:
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:
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:
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!
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