Asked on Nov 22, 2014

What would you do with this 4-tiered wire basket store display?

by Zulemaya
I found this in a salvage yard and painted it in silver. It's a bit wobbly but curious what people would do with it. Thank you!
  51 answers
  • Lois Lois on Nov 22, 2014
    Line each tray with burlap (free at horse farms) fill with peat moss and plant impatients. That would be beautiful as impatients tend to grown downward. at the top I would remove that square piece of metal and buy a small (maybe kids size) plastic watering can, make a hole big enough in the bottom to go over the exiting pole just for decoration. I think that would be so pretty when in bloom for a deck patio or yard
    • Zulemaya Zulemaya on Nov 22, 2014
      Lois that sounds really nice. I live in the desert so I would use succulents that grow long and drapey. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Nov 22, 2014
    @Zulemaya before making it a permanent display like lois' great idea you could use it for Christmas with pine cones and greens etc. i think it would look great fake presents wrapped in kraft paper burlap twine endless possibilities great find xx
  • Zulemaya Zulemaya on Nov 22, 2014
    Chris I like Lois idea too but with succulents. But I too had the same idea of turning it into some kind of Christmas tree decor that you suggest. I could go 50s or 60s kitschy glam with silver tinsel. Or a super modern look. The possibilities indeed are endless. Thanks for the feedback.
  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 22, 2014
    I like the idea of using it for Christmas, you could use it in the mud room for shoes, gloves hats. I you have children use one basket for each child. The plant ideas are great too, if you have a patio you could move it to different places, for shade or sun. The wheels are great. Summer pool toys would dry very quickly on the shelves.
  • Lois Lois on Nov 23, 2014
    Loving the pool idea! I live in the northeast and one to the "cactus" family plants I plant every year is call portulaca. Succulent the blooms are like little colorful roses. They love the heat and dry
  • Barbara Valenti Barbara Valenti on Nov 23, 2014
    I actually see a few uses, first in my closet area to hold scarves, gloves hats, small accessories. Rolled up socks, stuff like that. Then in the kitchen , I already have a 3 tier hanging basket next to my window sink, holding rolled up dishtowels and small handtowels in the colors of my kitchen, pink and black. Very handy. I am sure I could think of more things to do with that rack. In the garage to hold small hand tools, etc.
  • Barbara Valenti Barbara Valenti on Nov 23, 2014
    Let us know what you deside to do with it? I love DIY projects!
  • Peggy Peggy on Nov 23, 2014
    I can picture it used for the Christmas ideas. I have a smaller version so now I know what to do with it for Holidays. Thanks everyone for sharing ideas. Love Hometalk I took mine and added the glistening balls and ribbon to try for Christmas. Really like it. Normally I have been using for fruit or onions.
  • Efi866364 Efi866364 on Nov 23, 2014
    I have a smaller size and i use as a center piece to store fruit.
  • Barbara Purtlebaugh Barbara Purtlebaugh on Nov 23, 2014
    use it for stuffed animals
  • Zulemaya Zulemaya on Dec 14, 2014
    I am prepping it for ornaments. Getting some pine trimmings. Will post pix.
  • Marie farrell Marie farrell on Dec 14, 2014
    Socks Slippers Hats ECT organizer can be used one shelf for each person .. depends if you want it inside or out
  • Kelly S Kelly S on Dec 14, 2014
    I would put in in the craft room and store yarn in it. That is after using it to hold Christmas decorations and presents. It would also hold all my pine cones for crafting.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 14, 2014
    Organize craft supplies or use for onions and such that you don't refrigerate. Good luck. Postpictures when done.
  • Ruidoso Ruidoso on Dec 15, 2014
    It is great for a multi-use item....right now as you prep it for Christmas, and put pine cones and greenery in--don't forget to put plenty of Christmas ornaments in one or more based on your color scheme.
  • Janet Janet on Dec 15, 2014
    A scrap booker would love this item because you can add clip it up hooks to the edges of the wire to hold all sorts of scrap book supplies and the bowls can hold ribbon or punches. The best thing is that after loading it up with scrap book tools and products the item does not take up much craft room real estate. It could also hold shoes and mitts, but I would use it for crafts.
  • Sally fambro Sally fambro on Dec 16, 2014
    If bathroom is large enough place towels and tp.
  • Brenda R Brenda R on Dec 16, 2014
    plant flowers
  • Norma Zarpak Norma Zarpak on Dec 17, 2014
    I would store my fresh fruit in it in the kitchen!
  • Melissa Voorheis Melissa Voorheis on Dec 18, 2014
    I have something similar from a thrift store and I store crafting supplies in mine. Threads on one layer, ribbons on one layer, glue bottles on one layer, and sample size jars of paint in the last layer. I have a LOT of craft supplies, though. Mine is FULL.
  • Shutterbug Shutterbug on Dec 18, 2014
    I'd use it as a poinsettia Christmas tree. Fill in all the empty spaces with poinsettia. Or may a plant holder.
  • I can see it as a portable herb garden! Line each basket with a coconut fibre basket liner, fill with potting mix & your favourite herbs. Position in a sunny spot so you can water outside & wheel indoors for harvesting at meal time! Easy to rotate in a small space & the fragrance & textures of delicious herbs would look amazing as a feature. Practical & pretty! If you need a potting mix recipe, feel free to try mine
  • Dusty Bookcase Dusty Bookcase on Dec 21, 2014
    hats and mitts and scarves, if thing were wet, clothes pin could be used to hang to dry
  • Jacki Nino Jacki Nino on Dec 21, 2014
    I would put a large pot under it & plant different herb's in each tier.
  • Zulemaya Zulemaya on Dec 24, 2014
    I procrastinated. But this is what it is looking like. Still a work in progress. I need to go get some giant ornament balls to make the scale work. I have attached battery operated lights on each layer. But with less than a day to Christmas done is better than fabulous.
  • Diamond Chamberlin Diamond Chamberlin on Dec 24, 2014
    I would use it in my kitchen for fresh vegies like potatoes, onions and tomatoes . Could also use it as an tiered planter for something like herbs .
  • Terri Wright Terri Wright on Dec 25, 2014
    I would use it in my craft room. Several tiers for rubber stamps that I use all the time...another level for the ink pads, another level for the embossing inks and embossers...etc.
  • Terri Wright Terri Wright on Dec 25, 2014
    I might also use it in my niece's room for hair ties, jewelry, pretty things, etc.
  • Terri Wright Terri Wright on Dec 25, 2014
    Also good for the guest bathroom - between the sinks - towels on two tiers, travel sized bathroom necessities that one of my guest may have forgotten - another tier for the nightlights that my sweet husband leaves out for our guests (he wants them comfy in a strange place) and another tier for the snax I leave out for my guests: apples, nuts, granola bars, candy. I would also thread some pretty ribbons through the wires to match the bath decor.
  • Truly Musgrove Truly Musgrove on Dec 26, 2014
    wow now you have a seasonal tier basket Zulemaya good job good idea.Every one gave some interesting ideas too.I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!
  • Rose Goodman Rose Goodman on Dec 26, 2014
    this would make a wonderful portable hall closet muddy shoes on a rug beneath coats hung around gloves in one basket scarves in another and in smaller baskets sunglasses on top
  • Dobi Dobi on Dec 26, 2014
    definitely good for storage! depends on where you wanted to put it, with the wheels not on carpet, but it could hold gardening supplies, it could hold mittens, gloves, scarves, by a outside door for seasonal gear. lots of possibilities!
  • Marianne Marianne on Dec 26, 2014
    I would also make it an herb garden, keeping it on my deck so I can also enjoy the full benefits of the wonderful smells and easy access to my kitchen.
  • Maryinrockport Maryinrockport on Dec 26, 2014
    I too, have a 3 tier Basket (I just can not part with it) You have given me idea as to what to do with it. I like the all the ideas what people would do with one.
  • Sue S Sue S on Dec 28, 2014
    I use mine to put plants in it outside. and you put moss in it and then dirt.
  • Candice McCallister Candice McCallister on Dec 28, 2014
    I would use it to store vegetables and fruits on top and onions and potatoes on the bottle 2 racks.
  • Lorre Hopkins Lorre Hopkins on Dec 28, 2014
    If your bathroom has a pedestal sink I would use it to put toilet paper, magazines and other reading material, etc
  • Kletta Kletta on Dec 29, 2014
    This looks like the ones they use or used to use in beauty salons for hair rollers,clips,brushes,etc. I can't tell how tall it is.
  • MT Allen MT Allen on Dec 29, 2014
    I would use it for vegetables and fruit you don't want to refrigerate.
  • Angel12824 Angel12824 on Dec 29, 2014
    My in-laws have something similar and use for shoes at the front door. :)
  • Carol Clark Carol Clark on Dec 30, 2014
    I would use it in my art studio, to hold things like sponges, rags, smaller paints, music cd's ,spray bottle, art supplies.
  • Zulemaya Zulemaya on Jan 05, 2015
    Thanks everyone for your feedback. this thing is really huge in diameter and nearly 6 feet tall. I will probably put it out on the patio in spring and put some smaller potted plants in it. I had fun doing it up for Christmas this year and may go even more over the top (will have to start in November though)
  • Dawn Atkinson Dawn Atkinson on Jan 06, 2015
    use it as a veggie rack ....
  • Melvyn Ingram Melvyn Ingram on Jun 06, 2015
    Turn into planter with the plants that over hang and top one for climber...
  • Judy Rosalez Judy Rosalez on Jun 06, 2015
    Use next to bath tub to hold toiletries ,wash cloths etc.
  • Lsa Wilson Lsa Wilson on Jun 07, 2015
    I would put my make up compacts in it for my bathroom. Or in the living room, use it as a funky portable bookcase.
  • Connie Connie on Jun 08, 2015
    Fill with craft supplies. Paints and brushes, ink pads. wow that would hold it all.
  • Maureen Maureen on Sep 15, 2015
    How about putting those shoes in them? Maybe a little deco in the top.!
  • Myrna Phelps Myrna Phelps on Oct 25, 2015
    In the pantry- for fresh root vegetables.
  • Nola Whitlow Nola Whitlow on Jun 25, 2016
    How about sell it to me? 😃 I would love to have the problem of what to do with it! I like all the above ideas and I'm sure I could dream up some more!!! Enjoy it... Looks like you will have enough ideas if one don't work, another surely will!
  • Chrisla I. Khillawan Chrisla I. Khillawan on Sep 19, 2016
    Medication/cosmetics could be shared.