Wire Basket Memo Board

Today is It’s A Cinch Day!
Boy do I need that!
LOTS of teenage drama yesterday and I didn’t even post! 
That usually doesn’t happen…
So this day was perfect for me.
I knew what I wanted to do already and just got up this morning 
and was done in a short while.

There’s a wall next to my stove that I really hate.

Those two thingys annoy me and it’s impossible to hang anything there.
The top is just a blank which was for something that I can’t even remember now, 
10 years later.
The bottom knob regulates the speaker for the all important music. 
So I can’t cover it completely….I need to use it!

I remembered these wire baskets I had bought at the Habitat for Humanity Store.
I have four and haven’t settled on what to do with them until this 
It’s A Cinch 
project came along.
I realized I could cover those thingys, make the area look pretty 
and give myself a convenient place to hang a recipe… 
out of the way of spatters!.

First I assembled my supplies

a piece of pallet board
the wire basket
a level
a screwgun

Board goes on the wall

Screws go in the board
I added some paint to make them disappear.

I hung the wire basket on the screws 
And then I had fun embellishing!!
A creamer jar wired on to hold pencils.

A small bottle to hold a flower or a small branch of forsythia, like this.

A small swag from a dear friend.

A couple recipes to complete the look.

I love it!

What do you think?

If you want to see another It’s A Cinch project, check out 
this one 
for the easiest tablecloth EVER!

Sharing with
Cottage Market
Mrs Hines Class
Knick of Time
Crafty Texas Girls
Coastal Charm
Common Ground
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. OK. This is so dang perfect! I love it, love it, love it! I’m a little embarrassed that my easy peasy projects are so hard. I make everything too difficult…

  2. Love this project…I can think of hundreds of items to hang on it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back at http:smallholdings.blogspot.com

  3. I love this! Could I buy one of those from you if you aren’t using all of them around the house? I have a small area I’d like to put that! Love this project!

  4. That’s great Miss, i love it!

  5. What do I think? I think I want your other 3 baskets! Can you reach your widdle fingers into turn the speakers up and do you sing along?


  6. That is such a lot of bang for the effort buck!

  7. You found the perfect way to cover up those necessary knobs and switchplate covers and still use them!

  8. I love it! Funny, because I did something similar with an old crib spring. It perfectly fits over my light switches and is the perfect memo board – just like yours

    Love your swag and cute little bottles.
    So glad you joined our Cinch party!

  9. great idea!! I have some wire office baskets that would work for that too.

    barbara jean

  10. What a great way to repurpose your basket! When I read the title I thought “what basket would be big enough to turn into a memo board?” but now that I’ve seen it I’m envious that you have three more 🙂

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  11. Clever and lovely. So pretty and so practical and so cinchy all wrapped into one!

    Thanks for linking it up!



  12. This is FABULOUS!!!! What a great idea!

  13. I love it, too! I never would have though of this. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity at Show & Tell!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  14. I LOVE it! It’s the perfect thing for that spot, functional and camoflaging (is that not a word?)! Thank you for linking up. 🙂

  15. Thank you so much for linking up to the party! You are a rock star! I love how your project has turned out! What a great use for old those baskets from Habitat!


  16. awwwww…i just saw this post!!!! (hugs) it looks fabulous! you are such a talent my friend!!! applause and appaws!!!! and more hugs!

  17. I love it, it’s right up my alley! … The distressed wood at the top makes it great!

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