Berry Basket Frame

February 1st, 2009 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Distressed wood top
We all love things made of wire...old grocery cart
Easy to find at flea markets
Distressed wood top

Distressed wood top


With a great weathered patina from years on the farm these vintage Berry Baskets make a quick picture frame. What better place for the Basket than on a vintage Wire Grocery Cart turned into an End Table with the addition of a wood top.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, eclectic, furniture, industrial, country, whimsical, family room, frame, living room, porch, entry, farm, table, sunroom, wire, game room, paint

Comments (12)

MimiToria writes: These are two great projects you've shared with us all. Love the cart. I have one in the garage that my husband despises, as it takes up precious room in the garage. I don't think he'd like it if I moved it inside though. I however, think this is very cool.
Gretchen Posted: 12:08 pm on February 3rd
CreepinJen writes: I'm always looking for new ways to display photographs. This will defintely be an easy one to try out. A photo of my daughter with a berry stained smile comes to mind. Posted: 9:10 pm on February 2nd
AuntieQ18 writes: Awesome on both accounts!
Thanks for the great ideas.
I use one of my grocery carts to bring things from the car to the front door, but I could certainly use another to make a table. Maybe fill it with all the books stacked by the chair!
Great work!
Michele Posted: 11:35 am on February 2nd
whiteflower writes: Two great projects. I love the industrial look of your table, and the distressing job on the top. What is the color of the great blue paint? Lori Posted: 7:32 am on February 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Fantastic idea! Sweet and easy. Now the table on the other hand, is a conversation piece if I've ever seen one. Awesome work as usual!
Candy Posted: 5:57 pm on February 1st
CottageElements writes: Jim, this is really thinking out side of the box (or maybe inside of the box?!!) You are so creative. Love the cart table to. Who'd of thunk? Oh, wait . . . YOU! Thanks again. Can't wait to see your piano roll project! I'm sure it'll be fab!

Lani Posted: 5:49 pm on February 1st
georgiamoon writes: That table is the cutest thing I have EVER seen in my WHOLE life. And I've seen LOTS of stuff. And I think that you may be one of the clever-est (not a word, I know) people I have ever met. Even though I haven't really MET you...you know what I mean. Very, very, cool projects! Love them both, Georgia Posted: 2:39 pm on February 1st
fellowjunker writes: Love your berry basket frame Jim, AND the old cart table....I think you have one of the coolest homes I've ever seen....I would love to have a tour.
Now I am anxiously awaiting your piano roll project..weren't they just about the hardest things ever to work with!?! The music box was about my fourth attempt at a project, and I am so glad to be finished with them. (ha,ha)
xojanis Posted: 1:03 pm on February 1st
LuAnn writes: Great job. These are definitely available everywhere. As a matter of fact was at a farm auction last summer that had stacks of these that NO ONE wanted-not even me. Guess I passed up a great find.

LuAnn Posted: 11:05 am on February 1st
suewhitney writes: Wow, aren't you a clever young man! Love this idea for sooo many reasons. Everywhere I go I see berry baskets, they are inexpensive, and needed a good idea for re-purpose. You just showed a great one that everyone can do. Love the table too. Thanks, Jim!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:21 am on February 1st
irishrovr writes: Very cool - I never would have thought of that! And I just love your grocery cart table!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:16 am on February 1st
SweetMelissa writes: Fun idea! And LOVE your grocery cart table!! Posted: 10:15 am on February 1st
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