The moment you read the title of this post, you must have said to yourself not again. Hexagon shelves sounds pretty much overdone right? To that I would say, not really! I for one don’t like to repeat and makes things redundant over here unless there is something new to add.
Today, I would like to share with you an easier alternative to making hexagon shelves from scratch by using baskets as shelves instead. So this is what happened, I was in this store trying to find the right supply for this DIY that I had working on for days but couldn’t find one. Naturally, I was a little mellow and just before I was about to leave my eyes spotted this huge pile of baskets of various shapes and colors. Normally, I would not take a second glance and move on over such mess but this time I spotted hexagon shaped baskets amidst circular and rectangular ones and that got me excited. I couldn’t help but think what if I could hang them as shelves to hold little plants and my knick knacks.As a result, I spent another 15 minutes in the store visualizing and pairing it with plants nearby. And as you would have guessed, I brought them home.
These colorful woven baskets were too loud for my taste, so I thought of giving them a good coat of paint to cover up before hanging them. So this means you can now begin your search for hexagon baskets, but before you leave I did suggest you scroll till the end for some insight on how to make your own basket hexagon shelves
+ Three tier baskets
+ White acrylic paint
+ Two sizes of brush
There really isn’t much to do except for paint and paint some more until you have the basket white with all nooks and crannies covered with the help of a smaller brush. What I would suggest is use acrylic paint. I found spray paint not doing a great job at sticking well to the material used to weave the basket. As you would have noticed from the materials picture, I was plannning to apply some color to the baskets. But after I got them hexagon baskets whitewashed I couldn’t stop staring at their white beautiful texture and decided to leave it as it is .
And I instead sought to paint the plastic planters that the my new plants came in ( my first cactus people, lets see how long I can keep this one alive ) so to breathe some color into it. But you can definitely paint either the insides or the outer corners of the baskets in any shade of color to match your taste and decor.
I hope I have inspired you to not overlook things and what potential it holds as you may never know when you might end up with something impressive from a seemingly looking pile of trash. Let me know in the comments section below if you have experienced a similar situation and were you happy with your find. And if you happen to make your own basket hexagon shelves don’t forget to share them with me by tagging me @enthrallinggumption and using the hashtag #enthrallinggumption at Instagram.
P.s. You can totally rock a round or a rectangle basket as shelves, but I’d prefer hexagon ones ( whatever you end up going for just make sure they are strong enough to hold at least a plant or two )