I don’t know about you guys, but I am so incredibly happy that wire baskets are becoming a HUGE trend. Just the right amount of clean simplicity, with just enough rustic edge – I love it! And you know what I don’t love? The piles of mail that sit on my new island because I haven’t got around to sorting it yet (sigghhhh). So I decided to tackle making a wire basket mailbox! Because even if my mail isn’t more organized, I still get adult points for making it look pretty, right?
First of all, I am super lucky in the fact that my Grandpa’s farm has a great supply of old barn wood. I had a piece already cut for another project, but it worked perfectly for this one instead. And the two wire baskets, I ordered from Amazon. Where else! They actually were meant to hang over a cabinet door, but I rigged them up to hang on this board instead.
If you look realllllly close you can see where I marked my two hole with pins. I put the basket where I wanted it and pushed the pins where I needed my little nails to go.
Here is a little closer picture.
Next, I pounded little nails in where the pins were and bent them upwards with a pliers to create a little hook. And my baskets hung right on there!
This project literally takes no time at all. Just attach a wire to the back for hanging and you have a nice little mailbox!