Welcome to another episode of DIY Thursdays with Janeane!
Having versatile storage options in the home is a must. After a shopping trip to Goodwill of Orange County, I found a good solution to add some cute and affordable organizing baskets that were easy to put together. Chalkboard front containers are so popular, and I wanted to incorporate that into my next project that you can do too.
Here is what I did to make Chalkboard Front Baskets with Leather Handles from items I found at Goodwill.
- 3 Large Baskets from Goodwill (mine are mismatched)
- Mini chipboard index cards from Goodwill (I will be using the rest of these & the box in a future project)
- 3 Leather/Faux Leather belts from Goodwill
- Chalkboard paint
- Off white thread
- Scrap piece of wood
- Sponge brush
- Drill with drill bit
- Sewing needle
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
Step 6: Sew on the leather handles with thread using the four pre-drilled holes as guides. I doubled up my thread to make it more sturdy.
Step 7: Cut 4 pieces of wire approx. 4″ long
Step 8: Bend the wire pieces into U shapes
With all three baskets complete, I decided to utilize them in the laundry room to separate darks, lights, and delicates.
I love that even though these three baskets are not matching, by adding the chalkboards and leather handles, they are now connected.
And even though I am using these as laundry baskets, I know that in the future I can relabel them for other rooms in the house.
They look right at home with the Bird on a Wire Artwork used from repurposed canvases from Goodwill too.
Mis-matched baskets + belts + mini chipboard index cards = Chalkboard Front Baskets with Leather Handles
Creating useful and attractive pieces for my home from items that were donated because someone else did not have a use for them or because they would have otherwise thrown them away makes me proud. Have you created any creative items for your home using Goodwill products? Tweet it @ocgoodwill!
Until next time,
Interior Designer at Janeane Pittman Interior Design