Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weathered Baskets

Hello everyone!

One thing that seems to be a big part of my home decor lately has been these weathered grey tone baskets.  They offer both style and storage solutions. But most of all, they give me the texture I need with a neutral color palette.

Here are some examples.

In my kitchen, I have this wicker dome and platter set.  It's missing the sheer fabric lining inside the dome, but I like it anyway.  


This one on my table holds my pitcher with greenery.  It's purely decorative, but could be used for just about anything.  It was a recent purchase from Ikea.  Ikea is a great place to find baskets like this.


I am using this lined hamper as a side table for my chair in the family room.  


Inside, it holds throws.  The lining helps keep them from getting picked by the wicker.


This trunk is another recent purchase from Ikea.  I was going to keep my throws in it but it isn't lined.  I will store something else in it instead.  


This tall skinny basket could easily be used to hold umbrellas or walking sticks.  It can even be hung on a wall.  I'm using it for flowers in my foyer though.


This is actually a serving tray or charger, but I'm using it on the wall as art.  I painted some roman numerals on it which gave it some personality.  This one isn't in the grey tone however.


I did the same with this one.  It is propped up above my display cabinet in the dining room.



And finally, I purchased this basket from Target a few years ago.  Wish they still sold them! It's very sturdy and in the perfect shade of weathered grey. I painted numbers on one side, so I can choose which side to use if I want.  It holds magazines.  


So, if you're looking to add texture, storage and style to your home, you might want to consider something like these.  But be careful.  They can quickly become addictive.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

40 comments:

Linda said...

Great ideas for using baskets! How could anyone live without them? Baskets HIDE a multitude of stuff around here!

Stacey said...

They all look great. I probably need more baskets around here.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Wonderful post Kelly. Luv all the baskets. I agree, they hold a lot of things out of sight. ;)

Wanda said...

I'm a basket person, and have many around my home, and until I starting seeing yours almost forgot as they are just part of my décor for a long time.
One of these days, I'll take some pictures.
You give me great ideas for where and how to use them.
Love that little Kitchen dome basket. How sweet it that.
Like the idea for the lined basket for throws.

You are such a clever decorator.
Sending Hugs,

White Lace and Promises said...

Love all the baskets! I love them but find that they are usually too expensive in places like target. Maybe I can go thrifting soon and use some of your ideas. Love the number stenciling.

Bonnie

Judy said...

I'm pretty addicted to baskets to Kelly...I have that huge trunk from ikea too! I love it and wish I had another one...hopefully next time I go to ikea i'll have room for it in my car.

all of yours are so pretty and I like the idea of adding numbers.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love your baskets and your gorgeous home. I really like your style a lot.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Love them all and how you have displayed them. Reminds me to get out my basket and add my tulips.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh I love that tall one. where did you get that. Perfect for umbrellas! I was at world market today and they also have a nice selection of baskets.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love your baskets. That tall one is fabulous. I am on the look out for a basket tray for my kitchen counter.

Gail said...

I love baskets myself and I too have them scattered throughout my home! Yours are beautiful...I love the tall one. Enjoy your day, Gail

chateau chic said...

I love the texture and warmth these baskets add to your decor! You have a wonderful collection, Kelly!
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the warmth & texture wicker adds to a room! I have that same dome set only mine is more brown...I love it!

Charity Thomas said...

Great idea using a hamper to store blankets! I never thought of that. Love all your pretties!

Bonnie said...

I love all your weathered baskets. Right now I am wanting one for my coffee table. I need to make a trip to IKEA!

Your home always inspires.

Deb Hrabik said...

I know what you mean about basket addiciton. ha. Love your ideas,
Deb

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

One can never have too many baskets! I've got a few vintage baskets that I've had for years and I never tire of them. I love the big trunk type basket you bought at IKEA. And great idea to store your throws in the hamper basket and use it as a side table!

Andrea said...

Love baskets of all types, and yours are so pretty :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't have too many baskets.

Marissa said...

I love baskets!! Need me some more especially in the nursery. Your have your wonderful touch.

NanaDiana said...

I love Wicker, too, Kelly. Those are some great looking pieces. I really like the tall "vase" piece. xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

All of your baskets are so different and neat...and functional!! I like how you use them and the ones you added to with some paint!

XO,
Jane

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your baskets!! I have several small ones that I use, but wishing I had some big ones. Might need to make a trip to Ikea to see what they have...haven't been there in a while.
hugs,
Cindy

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Scribbler said...

I have always been a basket girl myself (some might say basket case ;>))

Yours look great. I love the idea of using that lined hamper to store throws -- genius.

Did you find that tall skinny one at IKEA, too? I really like that one.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love baskets! I have plenty myself. You have some very unique ones

Bliss said...

I have some big old nesting baskets. They started out a natural color, then a couple years ago I painted them a black color, and I'm fixing to paint them with chalk paint, put a number on them, and fold throws for inside. Wonder where I got that idea?

Lady Pamela said...

Lovely post. So much help, too.
Thanks.
*Smiles*

Revi said...

I love the look of your gray baskets...I've "fauxed" some with linen chalk paint wash. Beatuiful!
-Revi

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I love all your baskets. I love baskets too. They do give texture and warmth to a space. I love all the creative things you have done with yours. Just beautiful.
Kris

Cynthia said...

Love all your baskets, what a collection. That tall one is my favorite. I would love to get my hands on one of them for the new house. I am following you on Facebook now.

Cynthia

Babs R said...

I don't think one can ever have too many baskets...I know I have a LOT. Most of mine aren't as pretty as yours though.:)
I really like the one with flowers in your foyer and the big hampers. I need to go to Ikea..well, maybe not.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love all your weathered gray....but I think the numbered basket is my favorite. :)

Thanks for all the inspiration!
karianne

Angie Lawson said...

I completely agree with you Kelly! I LOVE baskets too!! I sure wish we had an Ikea closer to us, actually maybe that's not such a good idea. I'd probably be there way to often and spend way too much. I love thrifting and finding that "fabulous deal". I've learned how to be pretty good at it, because I've had to with 8 kids here with us☺ Your home is just amazing and I'm excited to see what you do next!--♥Angie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You have a beautiful collection of those wonderful weathered gray baskets and love where you display them!

Missy George said...

Love your baskets Kelly..I used to have that addiction until I moved and have no room for them anymore..

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I am a basket person, for sure. You find the best stuff at Ikea. I was not so lucky when I went recently. Love the way you have used all of your wicker.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that tall and skinny one! So many possibilities with baskets. I really need to get one to keep my magazines in. I saw that you're on Pinterest and Facebook...now maybe you'll get on Instagram too? :) I'm not on Pinterest or FB, but would love to follow you on IG. I love how easy it is to post a quick pic. I'm becoming addicted to IG. Lol!

Christine Vandormolen said...

I am such a sucker for wicker baskets....weathered is best!!! LUV

Anne said...

You have a beautiful basket collection Kelly.Love the hamper basket for extra blankets,what a creative idea!
xx
Anne