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DIY Industrial Wire Mail Baskets (from a $5 Cleaning Caddy!)

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When I created my little office nook off the kitchen, I wanted some way to corral paperwork and sort mail so it wouldn't end up all over the kitchen counters.
I pictured a set of industrial-looking wire baskets that I could mount against the wall, but it was hard to find anything slimline enough for this purpose - and the ones I did find were so expensive! So, I decided to make my own.
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I found these wire cleaning caddies for $5 from K-mart. Only problem? They looked... well, like cleaning caddies.
  • diy industrial wire mail baskets from a 5 cleaning caddy, crafts, home office, how to, organizing
After a quick spray-paint in matte black, however, they looked a whole lot more classy!
  • diy industrial wire mail baskets from a 5 cleaning caddy, crafts, home office, how to, organizing
Then I used hot glue to affix a little chalkboard sign to the front of the basket.
  • diy industrial wire mail baskets from a 5 cleaning caddy, crafts, home office, how to, organizing
... and mounted them on the wall using a screw and washer that I also spray-painted black.
  • diy industrial wire mail baskets from a 5 cleaning caddy, crafts, home office, how to, organizing
More details about the products I used for this simple little DIY can be found on my blog.
  • diy industrial wire mail baskets from a 5 cleaning caddy, crafts, home office, how to, organizing
I'd love you to stop past and see how the finished office space came together!

To see more: http://files.ahousefullofsunshine.com/2014/02/diy-industrial-wire-mail-baskets.html

  • Cookingchrissy
    Cookingchrissy Rochester, NY

    I really enjoyed that unique idea, might do that in my laundry room for mismatch socks, lololololol or in the bathroom behind the door for towels and washcloths it might work for a smaller bathroom

  • AndradeTea
    AndradeTea Cathedral City, CA

    SO creative!!!

  • Lisa
    Lisa Johnson City, TN

    I used mine in the kitchen. Put plexiglass on the bottom on 1 of them. Very handy. I'm looking now for a small box to put in another one to put my recipes in. This way it's not just sitting on the counter

  • Ivory
    Ivory Orland Park, IL

    Beautiful job! I love the neat clean look. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ginny Lawton
    Ginny Lawton Montclair, CA

    great idea and the black really makes them look good!

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