When we first moved into this house, there was a large buffet type of piece in our kitchen that I was definitely not in love with. I thought it'd be great outside on the deck to use for gardening and barbecuing. It had metal, rod shelves, with metal sheets lining the bottom of the lowest shelves. I was not a fan, it was just too industrial.
However, it fit in so perfectly in the space in our kitchen that everyone couldn't believe I wanted it out ... including the hubs! So, there it still sits. So, since it wasn't going anywhere, it was my goal to make it work ... Tim Gunn style!
I have a plethora of the Branas baskets from IKEA ... of all sizes!
The baskets have definitely softened the look of the buffet as I was hoping it would! It also keeps the potatoes and onions in a cool, darker place instead of being out in the open ... since we don't have a walk in pantry, there just isn't space in our wall pantry.
I was also able to add a bit of our "color splash" that I've been adding in little bits and pieces to the kitchen! I bought some small oval wood plaques from Michael's for .29 each. I painted them with a few coats of chalkboard paint. Drilled a couple holes, ran some ribbon through, and tied them to the baskets!! Each has a label, but it's not permanent!