From Decorative Basket to Useful Organizing Tool

2 Materials
15 Minutes

A few years ago I received this decorative basket containing bath products. I love containers and often use them for other than what they were originally intended. This basket made me think of a pegboard or hanging grid. So with the help of a picture hanging kit from the dollar store I put it to work for me.
This is the basket that inspired me. Any basket could be used with a few modifications.
picture hanging kit
A picture hanging kit from the dollar store. You could also use small S hooks for this, but,I had just purchased the picture hanging kit, so used it, instead of buying the other hooks.
trying the hooks and keys
I hung it on the wall, then experimented with hooking the picture hangers on the wire grid to hang keys.
threaded the charging cord through
Then, I tried feeding my charge cord for my phone through it to see how it would work. In the end, I decided to thread it through at the bottom so that the phone could sit there while charging.
In the end, this set-up worked for me, although it's easily rearranges for a different set-up. All you need is a plug or a USB and your phone and keys are all in one place. I also thought that it would be easy to attach a piece of wood to the back and use cup hooks for the keys if you wanted a different look. Hope this inspires you!

Resources for this project:

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
Fake It Until You Make It! 27 Creative Hacks for High-End Looks
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
22 Ideas To Make Your Terra Cotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

3 of 11 comments
Your comment...