Thursday, April 2, 2015

Decor Steals Design Ingenuity Event- Vintage Farmhouse Wire Baskets

A few weeks back I was asked if I wanted to participate in a fun event that Decor Steals was putting together called Design Ingenuity where they team up a few bloggers and  send them a mystery item and the bloggers have to come up with a way to use the item in their home. You all know how much I love Decor Steals so I was totally on board. I mean who does not like receiving goodies in the mail!?:)
Farmhouse White Wire Baskets-Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours

My goodie box came and inside was a set of Antique White Wire Baskets. I had to put on my thinking cap for this challenge and try to come up with something outside of the ordinary. I mean there are so many wonderful uses for these baskets from using them for towels, toilet paper, magazines, fruit, cooking utensils. I mean the list could go on and on. You could even use them to create a light fixture with. I did not have enough time for that though.
Design Ingenuity Event- Vintage Wire Basket Trio- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
I was in the middle of trying to figure out my spring front porch and a light bulb went off ...no pun intended!;)
Wire Baskets Used As Planters-Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided that the baskets would make the perfect containers for flowers on the porch.
Spring Front Porch-Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
I grabbed my vintage looking display ladder and screwed in three small screws that I could hang the baskets from.
Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
I then ran to my local super center to find some pretty flowers at a decent price even though I have terrible green thumb. 
Vintage Farmhouse Trio Baskets-Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
After getting home I needed to find something to wrap the flower pots in since you would be able to see them thru the wire baskets. I first wanted to use burlap but I did not have enough. I remembered though that I had brown paper lunch bags stored away. They made for the perfect cover up don't ya think?
Spring Porch-Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-Wire basket Set-From My Front Porch To Yours
Thank you Decor Steals for such a fun challenge. Mr. Front Porch came home and commented on how nice they looked out on the porch so mission accomplished. Now if I can only finish up the rest of the porch. I know I will be using these baskets many times over.  


6 comments:

  1. Loved how u used your baskets. Perfect for your pretty flowers.

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  2. So pretty and very clever!!!! Now I want to add flowers to my porch but it is still way too early.....
    Happy Easter!!!
    ~Des

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  3. Super cute way to use those baskets, Pamela!

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  4. This was a great idea, Pamela! The baskets filled with flowers make such a great statement for your entry.
    Mary Alice

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  5. LOVE THEM! You created such a great display and Johnny Jump Up's are a favorite of mine :)
    Looking fabulous Pam!!

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  6. LOVE the way you displayed those pretty metal baskets and I LOVE your bunny planter! That corner looks so pretty! Happy Easter Pamela!

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