Unless you’re new here, you know that I love thrifting. It’s like my therapy; wandering looking for a diamond in the rough. Last summer I started collecting baskets; different shapes and sizes. They’ve been sitting and waiting as I’ve slowly added to the stash and I decided that it was time to finally do something with them.
I’ve had a blank spot on our dining room wall that’s been in need of the perfect something and these baskets were the answer. You’ve all seen the cute basket wall collages on Pinterest. Their combination of style and thrifting definitely spoke to me.
The first step was to figure out the right placement. I layed them all out on the floor and tried all sorts of different combinations; turning the baskets in different directions and rearranging. Here are a few of the contenders.
I finally settled on this arrangement.
The next step was to measure and mark the location on the wall. I measured the width and height of the arrangement on the floor and then marked out the edges on the wall with pencil. This helped so that when it was time to hang, I knew exactly where that first basket should go. I could then just fill in the arrangement from left to right and end up with a design that was centered in the correct spot on the wall.
As with most things, I decided to use Command Strips to hang these baskets. I’ve talked about Command Strips a lot before. I know that they tend to have a bad rap sometimes, but I love them. The key is to use them correctly and to their greatest potential. I only ever recommend using the two strip, interlock type of strip. Never use the single, double sided sticky strips. The single strips won’t stick and they’ll rip up your walls. The other key is to use strips then are intended for items much heavier than the item you’re hanging. These are the strips I used for this project. Two strip interlocking intended for items up to 4 lbs.
Simply velcro the two strips together, remove the sticky cover on one side and attach it by pressing onto the item you want to hang. Once you’re ready to hang, remove the other sticky cover and press onto the wall. Press firmly and hold in place for about 30 seconds to ensure that it is stuck well.
Once you have your arrangement designed, your wall location marked and all your strips attached to the baskets, you’re ready to hang.
The whole hanging process only took about 15 minutes. The longest part was figuring out the design arrangement! All in all, the project only cost about $25 and makes a big statement in the room. Using the command hooks will make it easy to rearrange if I find more baskets I’d like to add to the design.
Where in your house would you create a basket wall like this?