The next step was to hot-glue-gun some chalkboard frames to the front of each basket. Once again I had a lot of difficulty sourcing these little frames. There are some lovely ones on Amazon, and if you’re U.S. based you’re laughing, but they did not deliver to Australia. I considered making my own with some pieces of wood and chalkboard paint, but I really wanted the frame effect and that is a bit beyond my basic DIY skills. Then I found these lovely little frames at a local store! (Propaganda in the mall for any Rocky locals.) They were $4.95 each, so not cheap, but considering I got the baskets for next to nothing I figured it was worth it. And don’t they look fantastic?!
Here they are with some labels written on in chalk:
This is the vertical configuration I’ll use when I mount them on the wall, except with some more space in between:
All in all this was an incredibly quick and simple transformation and I couldn’t be happier with the results! These little baskets have exactly the hip, industrial feel I was after.
I’m feeling more organised already at the mere thought of no more mail strewn over our benchtops.