Hi there! So a little tidbit about me that you might not know yet… I like things organized. I’m not like a neat freak or anything, but I do like for things to have their own place. It’s even better when they are actually in their place when I need them! Who doesn’t want to be more organized, right? So in my efforts to create an organized work space in the home, I decided I to incorporate some vintage wire baskets.
I found these nice shiny black baskets at HomeGoods for about $3 each. Perfect style, but not so perfect finish. So I grabbed my spray paint and craft paints and went to work.
I covered the baskets with Valspar’s Primer Spray Paint in gray. I mixed up some acrylic paint using a whole mess of grays, metallics, and white craft paints.
Using a paint brush, any old one will do, I slapped, yes literally slapped the paint onto the baskets all quick and messy to add some texture. You know, like years and years of wear. 🙂 The whole process took about an hour one afternoon, and that’s including dry time!
They turned out just as I imagined. I added a couple of fun clothespins from the Target dollar bin, and I plan to add some numbers before it’s all said and done.
In fact I liked these so well, that I did the same thing with a magazine organizer that I also picked up from HomeGoods. Remember some of my inspiration ideas for the home office? I was able to find the perfect item and vintage it up a bit. Unfortunately, I don’t have a before picture of this one, but just imagine that same shiny black finish. Can you see it?? Now the after…
Slowly, it’s all starting to come together in this room! Now I’ll have a place to help organize all the clutter. And just in case things start to get a little crazy, this is always a great reminder to help keep it real around here.
That’s what I’m going with. 🙂 So maybe I don’t really need to mop these floors tonight anyway, right? See more inspiration ideas for your home office here!