Goodbye Fruit Bowls, Hello DIY Produce Baskets

Don't waster precious counter space with fruit bowls. Instead, turn your kitchen into a dreamy farmer’s market space with the help of an upcycled shutter and simple wire baskets.

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Repurpose an old shutter into a stylish kitchen storage bin.

Creating a useful yet quaint kitchen accessory has never been so easy. A shutter and trio of wire baskets will work wonders in your cooking space by turning that lifeless kitchen corner into the perfect little market space.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Materials Needed

  • shutter
  • sandpaper
  • towel
  • acrylic spray paint
  • small wood piece
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • s-hooks
  • white spray paint
  • wire baskets

Prep Shutter

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Whether you are using a new or upcycled shutter, begin the process of creating your shutter basket by sanding down the surface of the shutter. We recommended wearing a mask during sanding to protect against lead paint.  Create a more rustic-looking piece by leaving some paint on the shutter. Once the necessary sanding has been completed, wipe down the surface with a towel to remove any dust. Spray the shutter with an acrylic spray paint to seal the surface.

Label Shutter

Paint a small piece of wood with chalkboard paint. Once the paint has dried, line the underside of the sign with hot glue and attach to the top of the shutter. Label the shutter according to its contents

Hang Baskets

S-hooks are the perfect piece to attach the wire basket to the shutter. Typically they can only be found in a metal finish, therefore, to match the shutter, cover in a layer of spray paint. Once dried, hang the s-hooks on the shutter according to where the wire baskets should be placed. Attach the shutter directly to the wall or place on a countertop for a leaning tower of goodies. Finally, hang the wire baskets on the hooks and fill with your favorite fruits or vegetables. 

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