Repurposed Hanging Basket into Storage Basket Stand

Today I want to share with you how I repurposed a hanging basket, as part of blogging group challenge. For this one we were asked to purchase the same 3 tier hanging wire basket, and repurpose it into something new. At first I thought about making a hanging planter, but then I thought that may not be much of a challenge, so I decided to make a basket stand for much needed storage in my office.

3 Tiered Basket Stand

Filled 3 tier wire basket stand sq ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

We have a great Ace Hardware store nearby. This local store has a little bit of everything, items are easy to find, and the customer service is great. So one evening my husband and I went on a hunt to find items to create a basket stand.

Hanging Baskets Before ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

Here’s what the purchased hanging basket looked like.

Materials ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

We found a rod that would fit through the holes at the bottom of each basket. Then we looked for nuts and washers to hold them in place on the rod.

Close up of gasket and fitting ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

Then we had to find a base give it structure and balance. This took awhile. I was pretty picky about what I thought would look and work best. Finally, my husband found this great looking gasket. I really like the shape and color of it. Then we just had to find the right fittings to put it all together.

Primed Pieces ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

I primed the rod and baskets first, but not the gasket because I liked they industrial look it already had.

Close up of nuts and washers ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

Then I put it all together with a washer on either side of the basket, and a nut after the washer, to hold each basket in place.

Assembled Stand ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

After I had it assembled I noticed that the rod was too tall so we cut it down a bit with a miter saw.

Completed Stand ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

Then I tightened up the nuts, covered the base with masking tape, and I had fun with a few different cans of spray paint. I used an aqua, a green and a grey color.

I love they way it turned out. ♥

Close up of filled 3 tier basket ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

It’s perfect for storing all of my twines and tapes, which I normally have all over the house.

Filled 3 tier wire stand ~ Repurposed Wire Basket Stand ~ gardenmatter.com

This would be great for all kinds of storag,e like craft paint, and even the original fruit and veggie use the basket was designed for, but more on display in this pretty basket stand.

Now, let’s see what the other bloggers did with their baskets.

4-Incredible-Ways-To-Repurpose-A-Hanging-Fruit-Basket-Create-and-Share-Challenge (1)

DIY Wire Mirrors : Casa Watkins Living

DIY Bath Caddy : Pocketful of Posies

Repurposed Hanging Storage Basket Stand : Garden Matter

Industrial 3 Tiered Pendant Light : Knock It Off Kim

 

 

Learn how to re-purpose a hanging basket into a 3 tiered basket stand with a few hardware pieces. It's looks great and helps to organize yours supplies.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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