Today I’m sharing another quick project that came together after our trip to Portland in the fall. I found these amazing reproduction tobacco baskets on a decor website I frequent and purchased two sets of a large size and a small size. Unfortunately the distributor wouldn’t ship to Alaska, so I had them sent to the Hub’s Mom’s house in Portland knowing we’d be visiting soon. I told the Hubs that these were part of the “must come back” pile and he made it happen, even with their fragile construction. Have I mentioned recently how much I love that man? 🙂
I’d been on the hunt for tobacco baskets for some time when I found these and knew exactly where I’d use them when I bought them – in the laundry room above the board & batten we installed earlier this year. My vision of having one large basket in the middle of the wall flanked by the two smaller ones worked out perfectly.
It’s just enough to finish out this wall in farmhouse style without being too heavy and it adds a bit more texture to the space. Plus the fact that I was able to put them up all by myself with a couple of finishing nails made the whole project even simpler.
Here’s how things look from the dining room. I ended up selling the other large basket so my total cost for this project, including shipping to Portland was around $55. Not bad for three good sized pieces of art.
We also brought back another large piece of art I had to ship to Portland for pick-up. That piece ended up in the dining room and I’ll be sharing it here soon, so stay tuned for that!